A river of gold flows through western Italy, southern France, and eastern Spain. It's the olive oil that links three great cuisines, along with a love of garlic, seafood, peppers, fresh herbs, and seasonal vegetables. In stories and recipes, and beautiful location photography, Coastline explores the legacy of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Vikings, who left the gift of a "cuisine of the sun" flavored with generosity and conviviality. Despite having different cultures and dialects, Spain's east coast, France's south coast, and Italy's west coast are connected through their love for food. A drizzle of olive oil, fresh seafood, garlic, legumes, herbs, and vegetables contribute effortlessly to a healthy lifestyle. Lucio Galletto and David Dale's Coastline is a collection of stories, debates, beautiful images, and delicious Mediterranean recipes including salads, pasta sauces, pizza and pies, soups and stews, family feasts, and desserts from the fishing villages, farms, and cobbled squares around the golden crescent. Woven through the recipes and stories, Lucio and David debate who does what better and where to go to eat the very best of the region's cuisine. Each recipe is inspired by traditional dishes, plucked straight from Mediterranean towns and communities. Learn to cook up vibrant fresh pesto; shrimp in almond batter; fried ravioli with Swiss chard and pumpkin fillings; Socca or Farinata (crisp chickpea pancakes); the definitive bouillabaisse; hearty lentil and chorizo stew; and crisp Xurros (churros) with chocolate. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photography and over 100 recipes, Coastline is an absolute essential for any home cook who enjoys the flavorsome dishes of the Mediterranean.
Baked Eggplant and
Rice CasseroleMelitzana ke Rize sto Fourno 8 Servings2 eggplants, about 1 1/2 pounds each
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
3 cups finely minced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic green pepper, seeded and cut into 1 -inch cubes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 bay leaf
3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 cup raw converted rice
2 1/4 cups boiling chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated kefalotiri cheese
2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice unpeeled eggplants and cut into 1-inch cubes. Place in a colander, sprinkle with salt, cover with a weighted plate, and let stand for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a heavy skillet. Carefully dry eggplant pieces and add to the skillet. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Add onion, garlic, green pepper, oregano, and bay leaf while stirring. Stir in tomatoes and reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Pour vegetable mixture into a casserole and stir in the rice and boiling chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese and dot with butter. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.Bean Salad, Politiko-StyleFassoulada Politikia6 to 8 Servings1/2 pound navy pea beans
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
1/2 cup olive oil
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
2 to 3 stalks celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
Soak beans several hours or overnight in water to cover; drain. Cover with fresh water, bring to a boil, and cook about I hour, or until tender. Drain beans and place in alarge bowl; add onions, olive oil, lemon Juice, salt, pepper, celery, and parsley, Mix well and serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.
"Note: Two 20-ounce cans of cannellini beans ban be used instead. Rinse under cold water and drain.
Bring the Mediterranean--from Italy and Greece, to Morocco and Egypt, to Turkey and Lebanon--into your kitchen with more than 500 fresh, flavorful recipes. This comprehensive cookbook translates the famously healthy Mediterranean diet for home cooks with a wide range of creative recipes, many fast enough to be made on a weeknight, using ingredients available at your local supermarket.The structure of the book follows the guidelines of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. You'll find large chapters devoted to Beans and to Vegetables, the Seafood Chapter is larger than Poultry and Meat, and the Fruits and Sweets chapter, while shorter, is packed with recipes you can truly feel good eating. Recipes include Spiced Baked Rice with Potatoes and Fennel, Tagliatelle with Artichokes and Parmesan, Orzo with Shrimp, Feta, and Lemon, Za'atar-Rubbed Chicken, Greek-Style Braised Pork with Leeks, and Orange Polenta Cake.
A sumptuous book exploring the incredible food of France's sunny island of Corsica.This beautifully photographed book celebrates all that is Corsican--the people, the geography and, most importantly, the food. And with around eighty incredible Corsican recipes designed to be prepared in the home kitchen, you'll be transported to the island in no time. Relatively unexplored by visitors from outside Europe (although it attracts an estimated three million from France annually), Corsica is a Mediterranean island steeped in a rich food culture. With incredible geography--from the mountains to the plains and the stunning coastline--Corsica has long been a well-loved idyll for those in the know. It is also home to a unique cuisine--blending the best of French and Italian food--that respects its homegrown produce: citrus fruits, grapes, chestnuts, cheese, herbs, fish, seafood, and charcuterie. But Corsica is more than a collection of recipes, as the book also brings together portraits of those who live and work there, and those instrumental in maintaining Corsica's rich food culture.
One of the world's great cuisines lovingly and meticulously presented by an outstanding authority on food. Reveals the variety and flavor of the country itself.
The Paula Wolfert I know is an adventuress, a sensualist, a perfectionist cook, a highwire kitchen improvizationalist. And this book is the story of her love affair with Morocco. -Gael Green
North Africa is the home to one of the world's great cuisines. Redolent of saffron, cumin and cilantro, Moroccan cooking can be as elegant or as down-home hearty as you want it to be. In Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco, author Paula Wolfert has collected delectable recipes that embody the essence of the cuisine.
From Morocco's national dish, couscous (for which Wolfert includes more than 20 different recipes), to delicacies such as Bisteeya (a pigeon pie made with filo, eggs, and raisins among other ingredients), Wolfert describes both the background of each recipe and the best way to prepare it. As if the mouthwatering recipes weren't enough, each chapter includes some aspect of Moroccan culture or history, be it an account of Moroccan moussems, or festivals, or a description of souks, or markets. Just reading the recipes will be enough to induce ravenous hunger even on a full stomach.
Once you've tried the Chicken Tagine with Prunes and Almonds, or the Seared Lamb Kebabs Cooked in Butter, Paula Wolfert's Couscous and Other Good Foods from Morocco will become a well-worn title on your cookbook shelf.
"A new kind of flavor-first vegan cooking. . . . Stunning."
--Food & Wine
--USA Today Reinventing plant-based eating is what Tal Ronnen is all about. At his Los Angeles restaurant, Crossroads, the menu is vegan, but there are no soybeans or bland seitan to be found. He and his executive chef, Scot Jones, turn seasonal vegetables, beans, nuts, and grains into sophisticated Mediterranean fare--think warm bowls of tomato-sauced pappardelle, plates of spicy carrot salad, and crunchy flatbreads piled high with roasted vegetables. In Crossroads, an IACP Cookbook Award finalist, Ronnen teaches readers to make his recipes and proves that the flavors we crave are easily replicated in dishes made without animal products. With accessible, unfussy recipes, Crossroads takes plant-based eating firmly out of the realm of hippie health food and into a cuisine that fits perfectly with today's modern palate. The recipes are photographed in sumptuous detail, and with more than 100 of them for weeknight dinners, snacks and appetizers, special occasion meals, desserts, and more, this book is an indispensable resource for healthy, mindful eaters everywhere.
'A Day At ElBulli' takes an exclusive look behind the scenes of elBulli - the best restaurant in the world, created by Ferran Adria, the best chef in the world."
From Morocco, Malta, and Andalusia in the West, to Turkey, Lebanon, and Iran in the East, the food and flavors of the Middle East permeate almost every aspect of daily life. Orange blossom and rose petals, spice-encrusted slow-cooked meats, fermented yogurts, dates, and olives--these are the flavors that have entranced visitors for centuries and that have recently experienced a surge in popularity in Western kitchens. Award-winning Maltese-Australian chef Shane Delia journeys to both the well-trodden souks and private dining rooms of locals across six countries, in search of the most exciting local flavors to bring back to his kitchen. East/West offers 80 recipes, distilled for the home cook. Accompanied by hundreds of stunning images shot on location, this is a book for foodies and anyone who has ever dreamed of taking their own culinary journey.
The traditional Mediterranean way of eating is widely recognized as the healthiest approach to food in the world. Eating Mediterranean means filling your shopping cart with yogurt, cheese, olive oil, fruit, leafy greens, seafood, and whole grains, and enjoying these foods with friends and family.
In Easy Mediterranean, Sue Quinn adopts this way of eating with 100 light, bright, and delicious Mediterranean-influenced dishes that are easy to prepare and share.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert are all here with recipes like:
-Figs, creamed feta, and lavender honey on toast
-Chunky fennel and radish tzatziki
-Flatbreads with zucchini blossoms and ricotta
-Koftas with sour cherries and tahini
-Warming wheat grain and pomegranate soup
-Peach shaved asparagus and lardo salad
-Sticky chicken with ouzo, olives and charred lemon
-Spaghetti with red witlof, bacon and garlic crumbs;
-Peach and rosemary galette with almond crust
Easy Mediterranean is a book that takes you away from the diet fads and encourages you to indulge in the relaxed pleasure of enjoying good food with friends and family.