4 Of Our Favourtie Books About Mediterranean Kitchen
Are you looking for a diet that’s not only healthy but delicious as well? Then give the Mediterranean diet a try. Studies have proven that it’s a heart-healthy diet that reduces the risks of cardiovascular diseases since it focuses on fresh ingredients.
If you want to follow this diet, crack open these four books to create your own Mediterranean kitchen.
1. A Book of Mediterranean Food and Other Writings by Elizabeth David
This book was revolutionary in the ‘50s because it introduced flavoursome cuisine onto post-war British plates. The 11 chapters showcase a mix of simple and complex recipes.
What makes this book extra special is the set of essays peppered among the recipes. These evoke happy memories of good food, beautiful places, and the pleasure of eating unique flavours. So, this book can read as a memoir of a food lover.
2. Mediterranean Cookbook: Fresh, Fast and Easy by Marie-Pierre Moine, Ghillie Basan, and Elisabeth Luard
This cookbook is packed with over 300 recipes from the north to the south of the Mediterranean sea. Each recipe has easy-to-follow steps so that even the most complex dishes can be created by home cooks.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive A-Z cookbook on Mediterranean cuisine then this should be in your bookshelf. The book itself is very helpful because you can search for recipes by country or by ingredient.
3. Ainsley’s Mediterranean Cookbook by Ainsley Harriott
If you love the 10-part series Ainsley’s Mediterranean, then this official tie-in cookbook is a must-buy. It contains all the mouthwatering recipes featured on the show. You’ll be able to create the fresh and healthy flavours of cuisines from Spain to Jordan.
In particular, if you’re a vegetarian/vegan, this book contains a great section of delicious, hassle-free vegetable-based lunches or dinners.
4. Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi
Mediterranean cooking can be very complex with a lot of ingredients needed for a single dish. But Simple has 130 recipes that need only a few ingredients. Each recipe has at least one of these icons: S (short on time), I (10 ingredients or less), M (make ahead), P (pantry), L (lazy), and E (easier than you think).
The cookbook also stresses the importance of herbs and spices to enrich the flavour of the ingredients. This makes the dishes not only delicious but healthy as well.
A Mediterranean diet encourages the consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, and eggs. More importantly, it promotes meals shared with family and friends. This turns dining into a more meaningful and fun experience you’d want to repeat over and over again