Jeanne Calment, who lived to be 121, credited one thing for her long life: olive oil.
Olive oil enthusiasts and experts Alice Alech and C cile Le Galliard join forces in this complete guidebook discussing the amazing--almost miraculous--health benefits of olive oil. From slowing the effects of Alzheimer's to building healthy bones, extra virgin olive oil is unrivaled in its natural goodness. With detailed research and findings from doctors, medical researchers, nutritionists, and chefs around the globe, The 7 Wonders of Olive Oil explores the role olive oil plays in the Mediterranean diet, covers tips for cooking with, buying, and storing the green nectar, and most of all, reveals its seven amazing health benefits including:
- Cancer prevention
- Skin rejuvenation
- Healthy bones
- Alzheimer's disease prevention
- Reduction in risk for diabetes
- Stroke and heart attack prevention
All Sorts of Healthy Dishes features 96 delicious yet healthy recipes for family meals and entertaining. Author Chantal Lascaris has travelled widely throughout the Mediterranean region and has taken her inspiration from the cuisine of the countries bordering on the Med. As she has always been interested in health and nutrition, she has focused on the Mediterranean diet cooking, which is relaxed, tastes absolutely wonderful and still offers well-documented health benefits. Moreover, she has ensured that all the ingredients are easily available in South Africa.Accompanied by mouthwatering food photography, the recipes will take you on a culinary journey through the Mediterranean zones of France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Spain and Turkey. Instead of an expensive travel itinerary, all you need is your kitchen, cooking utensils and a copy of All Sorts of Healthy Dishes. And if you're planning to invite your friends, there is even a selection of menus to guide you.
World-renowned chef Ramzi Choueiry revolutionized Arab cuisine and raised its standards on the international culinary stage. Known for being Lebanon's first television chef and always having a bright smile on his face, Chef Ramzi now shares his finest and tastiest recipes in The Arabian Cookbook, which combines traditional dishes with a personal twist. With an introduction by Swedish chef Bo Masser and exquisite photographs by Bruno Ehrs, this comprehensive cookbook should be in every cook's collection.Filled with a bountiful range of appealing dishes, the book features simple recipes that will make preparing these delectable meals as enjoyable as consuming them. From classics like baba ghanoush, hummus, falafel, and baklava to the more exotic dishes such as dolmades stuffed with rice, squid in ink, sour chicken with sumac and walnuts, and fig marmalade with grape molasses, these tasty recipes bring the Arab culture right to your kitchen. Experience Arab cuisine with traditional dishes from Lebanon, Morocco, Iraq, and Egypt, and delight in the rich textures, appetizing aromas, and delicious flavors. These fifty-five recipes, ranging from appetizers, dips, and main courses to desserts and pastries, are perfect for those wishing to broaden their culinary expertise, as well as beginners who want to whip up some easy and delicious Arab dishes.
Craving dolphin meatballs? Can't find a reliable restaurant for boiled parrot? Have a hankering for jellyfish omelettes, sows' wombs in brine, sheep's brain pate, or stuffed mice? Look no further than Around the Roman Table, a unique hybrid cookbook and history lesson. A portrait of Roman society from the vantage point of the dining table, kitchen, and market stalls, Around the Roman Table offers both an account of Roman eating customs and 150 recipes reconstructed for the modern cook.Faas guides readers through the culinary conquests of Roman invasions--as conquerors pillaged foodstuffs from faraway lands--to the decadence of Imperial Rome and its associated table manners, dining arrangements, spices, seasonings, and cooking techniques. With recipes for such appetizing dishes as chicken galantine with lambs' brains and fish relish, Around the Roman Table is ideal for food aficionados who wish to understand how the desire for power and conquest was manifested in Roman appetites. There are many misconceptions about the food of ancient Rome that Faas sets out to correct. The result is half cookbook, half history book and is entirely fascinating to both chef and antiquarian alike.--Washington Times
Einat Admony is a 21st-century balaboosta (Yiddish for "perfect housewife").She's a mother and wife, but also a chef busy running three bustling New York City restaurants. Her debut cookbook features 140 of the recipes she cooks for the people she loves--her children, her husband, and the many friends she regularly entertains. Here, Einat's mixed Israeli heritage (Yemenite, Persian) seamlessly blends with the fresh, sophisticated Mediterranean palate she honed while working in some of New York City's most beloved kitchens.
The result is a melting pot of meals for every need and occasion: exotic and exciting dinner-party dishes (harissa-spiced Moroccan fish, beet gnocchi), meals just for kids (chicken schnitzel, root veggie chips), healthy options (butternut squash and saffron soup, quinoa salad with preserved lemon and chickpeas), satisfying comfort food (creamy, cheesy potatoes, spicy chili), and so much more.
"Baladi" means "my home, my land, my country," and Joudie once again pays homage to her homeland of Palestine by showcasing its wide ranging, vibrant and truly delicious dishes. Palestine is a country of different seasons and landscapes, and it is these diverse conditions that create the many and varied ingredients featured in the book. Joudie takes an entirely flexible approach to cooking, using influences from her home to create new dishes, and bringing her own twist to more traditional recipes.
--Jos Andr s Tucked away in the northwest corner of Spain, Basque Country not only boasts more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than any other region in the world, but its unique confluence of mountain and sea, values and tradition, informs every bite of its soulful cuisine, from pintxos to accompany a glass of wine to the elbows-on-the-table meals served in its legendary eating clubs. Yet Basque Country is more than a little inaccessible--shielded by a unique language and a distinct culture, it's an enigma to most outsiders. Until now. Marti Buckley, an American chef, journalist, and passionate Basque transplant, unlocks the mysteries of this culinary world by bringing together its intensely ingredient-driven recipes with stories of Basque customs and the Basque kitchen, and vivid photographs of both food and place. And surprise: this is food we both want to eat and can easily make. It's not about exotic ingredients or flashy techniques. It's about mind-set--how to start with that just-right fish or cut of meat or peak-of-ripeness tomato and coax forth its inherent depth of flavor. It's the marriage of simplicity and refinement, and the joy of cooking for family and friends.