A Book of Mediterranean Food
ISBN10: 1590170032 ISBN13: 9781590170038 Publisher: New York Review of Books Published: May 1 2002 Pages: 203 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Long acknowledged as the inspiration for such modern masters as Julia Child and Claudia Roden, A Book of Mediterranean Food is Elizabeth David's passionate mixture of recipes, culinary lore, and frank talk. In bleak postwar Great Britain, when basics were rationed and fresh food a fantasy, David set about to cheer herself --and her audience-- up with dishes from the south of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and the Middle East. Some are sumptuous, many are simple, most are sublime.