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|The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mediterranean Diet
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Author: Kimberly A. Tessmer
Healthy food = healthy lifestyle.
Based on a nutritional principle time-tested for success for literally thousands of years, the Mediterranean Diet consists of a balance of all food groups with an emphasis on foods with high Omega-3 fat content such as fish, beans, and olive oil. The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to the Mediterranean Diet introduces the healthy cuisine enjoyed in countries such as Spain, Southern France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and much of the Middle East.
•Features more than 75 delicious, easy to prepare recipes-each with a complete nutritional breakdown of fats and calories-and daily meal plans
•Easy step-by-step shopping and preparation tips and instructions
•Detailed chapters about food groups and nutrition
|Modern Mediterranean: Easy, Flavorful Home Cooking
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Author: Melia Marden
Melia Marden grew up in New York and Greece, where she enjoyed great seasonal food and a family that loved to entertain. As executive chef at New York City’s hotspot, The Smile, she develops an ever-changing seasonal menu rooted in Mediterranean flavor that has been raved about by Frank Bruni and is loved by celebrities. Now, in Marden’s first book, she presents 125 easy Mediterranean-inspired recipes for the home cook. From Minted Snap Peas to Watermelon Salad to Summer Steak Sliced Over Corn to Almond Cream with Honey, these are recipes calling for fresh ingredients and bold flavor but requiring no special techniques or equipment. Including 100 photos, this is a gorgeous, unique package that will charm and inspire home cooks everywhere.
Praise for Modern Mediterranean:
Modern Mediterranean is a stylish, no-nonsense guide to creating some rather choice staples. . . . The Smile regulars will find a few familiar meals amid the pages, as well as memories of Marden’s fond experiences with certain dishes, how she amended them and made them her signature, and old photographs of her families sprinkled among the recipes.” Interview
This book, by Melia Mardenthe executive chef of the trendy Bond Street restaurant the Smile, and daughter of the artists Brice and Helenis a new favorite of mine. Modern Mediterranean is one of those cookbooks that makes you lust after everything within it.” The New Yorker
An intimate, easy-to-follow guide.” W.com
It’s a culinary scrapbook of Marden’s favorite recipes.”Nowness.com
|Ancient Grains for Modern Meals: Mediterranean Whole Grain Recipes for Barley, Farro, Kamut, Polenta, Wheat Berries & More
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Author: Maria Speck
Food writer Maria Speck’s passion for propelling Old World staples such as farro, barley, polenta, and wheat berries to the forefront of new American cooking is beautifully presented in Ancient Grains for Modern Meals. In this inspired and highly personal book, Maria Speck draws on food traditions from across the Mediterranean and northern Europe to reveal how versatile, satisfying, flavorful, and sophisticated whole grains can be.
Rustic but elegant dishes--Creamy Farro with Honey-Roasted Grapes, Barley Salad with Figs and Tarragon-Lemon Dressing, Lamb Stew with Wheat Berries in Red Wine Sauce, and Purple Rice Pudding with Rose Water Dates--are sure to please discerning palates and become favorites in any whole grain repertoire.
Food lovers and health-conscious home chefs alike learn how to integrate whole grains into their busy lives, from quick-cooking quinoa and buckwheat to the slower varieties such as spelt and Kamut. The stunning flavors and lively textures of whole grains are enhanced with natural ingredients such as butter, cream, and prosciutto--in moderation--to create lush Mediterranean-inspired recipes. Maria’s approachable style and generous spirit make this collection of time-honored, updated classics a treasury for today’s cooks.
|The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: A Mediterranean Cookbook with 150 Healthy Mediterranean Diet Recipes
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Live well the Mediterranean way with The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: A Mediterranean Cookbook with 150 Healthy Mediterranean Diet Recipes.
The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is a comprehensive collection of 150 healthy and easy-to-follow recipes featuring delicious breakfasts, salads, soups, seafood and meat dishes, snacks, desserts, and more. You'll be introduced to a new world of cooking with the freshest ingredients, herbs, and spices to create unparalleled taste sensations.
Let The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook be your guide to healthy eating:
Experts worldwide have recognized the traditional diet of people in the Mediterranean region for its health benefits. U.S. New & World Report ranks the Mediterranean diet highly in the categories of Best Diets Overall, Best Diets for Healthy Eating, and Easiest Diets to Follow. These delicious whole foods, high in disease-fighting phytonutrients and antioxidants and low in carbohydrates and fats are proven to reduce the instances of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
- 150 recipes, including such mouthwatering creations as Apple and Tahini Toast, Niçoise Chicken, Bouillabaisse, Couscous with Apricots, and Red-Wine Poached Pears.
- A Mediterranean diet is a great choice for losing weight simply, without complex plans and tedious calorie counting. You'll naturally maintain a healthy weight by eating foods that are rich in nutrients and low in fat--all without sacrificing flavor.
- Improve your heart health and mood, and think more clearly with these super-foods packed with omega-3s, antioxidants, and fiber.
- The recipes offer numerous, delicious choices in every meal category to plan Mediterranean breakfasts, lunches, snacks, main courses, and desserts that your family and friends will love.
The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: A Mediterranean Cookbook with 150 Healthy Mediterranean Diet Recipes is your gateway to enjoying the taste treats and healthy living of the Mediterranean lifestyle.
|The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook
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Author: Amy Riolo
Imagine cooking without sacrificing flavor, using healthful, fresh ingredients..... Paired with the moderate Mediterranean lifestyle, enjoy delicious, traditional, and naturally diabetes-friendly dishes. Leave behind the tired, watered-down diabetes recipes crowding out taste in your other cookbooks and regain the joys of eating.
- THE MEDITERRANEAN DIABETES COOKBOOK.
|Mediterranean Cooking (at Home with The Culinary Institute of America)
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Author: Lynne Gigliotti
The perfect cookbook for anyone who loves Mediterranean cuisine
With so many people interested in healthier cooking, the popularity of Mediterranean cuisine—with its focus on light, fresh fare and less meat—is on the rise. This diverse collection of recipes spans the Mediterranean from Southern Europe to North Africa to the Middle East and all points between, offering a comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible guide to the entire region's food.
These recipes are simple enough for home cooks, while still representative of the flavors and cooking techniques that define the Mediterranean approach to cooking. In addition to delicious recipes, the book also includes thorough instruction on stocking a pantry and mastering typically Mediterranean techniques and equipment.
- Features approximately 200 recipes, all created and tested by the experts at The Culinary Institute of America
- Illustrated with 150 beautiful full-color photographs
- Offers a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to Mediterranean cooking
For anyone who wants to eat healthier or explore the classic flavors of Mediterranean cooking, this handsomely produced book offers a reliable and delicious guide to the region.
|The A.O.C. Cookbook
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Author: Suzanne Goin
From the James Beard award-winning chef and author of Sunday Suppers at Lucques--a long-awaited book of her delectable recipes for the kind of small shared plates that have made her restaurant A.O.C. one of the most popular eateries in Los Angeles.
Suzanne Goin developed the idea for A.O.C. at the bar of her restaurant Lucques, where diners would casually enjoy wines by the glass and share several seasonal appetizers rather than sitting down for a main course. So she and her business partner and wine director, Caroline Styne, opened a restaurant where ordering and eating became a communal affair, and simple, seasonal flavors became the stars of every dish, easily enhanced by a perfectly paired glass of wine. Now, Goin shares the recipes for these wonderfully distinct dishes: Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Parmesan; Duck Sausage with Candied Kumquats; Dandelion and Roasted Carrot Salad with Black Olives and Ricotta Salata; California Sea Bass with Tomato Rice, Fried Egg, and Sopressata; Crème Fraiche Cake with Santa Rosa Plums and Pistachios in Olive Oil; S'mores with Caramel Popcorn and Chocolate Sorbet; and many many more. Organized by season, the recipes are adapted to be served as main courses as well as small plates. And each dish comes with Styne's suggestion for the most complementary glass of wine, so you will learn exactly what kind of flavors flatter your favorite varietal. There is something for everyone, every food mood, every time of year--all in this delicious new book.
|The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen
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Author: Donna Klein
After years of research, scientists declared that the Mediterranean diet was the best one for overall good health-and the exciting news was that it tasted great, too.
With recipes for everything from nutritious appetizers to dairy-free desserts, this unique Mediterranean vegan cookbook is ideal for vegetarians, those with a lactose intolerance, and anyone who wants to make gloriously delicious dishes without meat, eggs, or dairy. Dishes include:
* Sicilian Eggplant Relish
* Catalan Grilled Vegetables with Almond Sauce
* Classic Italian Minestrone
* Moroccan Fresh Tomato Salad
* Black Olive Bread
* Zucchini-Lemon Couscous
* Greek Currant Cake
* Braised Pears in Red Wine
* and more
The medical world has been touting the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet for decades. In The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, Donna Klein provides more than 300 recipes suited to anyone who wants to eat a healthful diet free of animal products. Unlike many vegetarian or vegan cookbooks that simply take the meat or dairy products out of a recipe--or even worse, use tasteless substitutes--this book includes only recipes that actually exist in Mediterranean cuisine. You won't find any grainy cheese substitutes or spongy meat imposters here.
In chapters on every course from appetizers to desserts, the author presents recipe upon recipe for flavorful and healthy dishes--all without meat, dairy, or eggs. Appetizers like Mushrooms Stuffed with Bread Crumbs, Parsley, and Garlic--given a sweet and nutty zing from the addition of a fortified wine--or Baked Black Olives with Herbes de Provence and Anise are so full flavored they certainly don't need the richness of animal products. The Poor Man's Pesto (so named because of the absence of cheese) that tops fluffy Potato Gnocchi proves that fruity green olive oil is the heart and garden-fresh basil is the soul of a good pesto. Desserts don't disappoint either. Relying on fresh fruits for flavor, they are just the sort of sweet and rich concoctions we expect from the Mediterranean. Baked Pears are stuffed with a rich blend of bread crumbs, toasted almonds, and chocolate and baked in a flavorful mixture of marsala, white wine, and pear or apple juice.
An extremely helpful Meals in Minutes section offers menu suggestions for those whose schedules allow only an hour or less for meal preparation, and the nutritional information provided for each dish is a welcome bonus for health-conscious cooks. --Robin Donovan
|Michael Symon's Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen
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Hometown boy turned superstar, Michael Symon is one of the hottest food personalities in America. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, he is counted among the nation’s greatest chefs, having joined the ranks of Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, and Masaharu Morimoto as one of America’s Iron Chefs. At his core, though, he’s a midwestern guy with family roots in old-world traditions. In Michael Symon’s Live to Cook, Michael tells the amazing story of his whirlwind rise to fame by sharing the food and incredible recipes that have marked his route.
Michael is known for his easy, fresh food. He means it when he says that if a dish requires more than two pans to finish, he’s not going to make it. Cooking what he calls “heritage” food–based on the recipes beloved by his Greek—Italian—Eastern European—American parents and the community in Cleveland–Michael draws on the flavors of traditional recipes to create sophisticated dishes, such as his Beef Cheek Pierogies with Wild Mushrooms and Horseradish, which came out of the pierogies that his grandpa made. Michael translates the influences of the diverse working-class neighborhood in which he grew up into dishes with Mediterranean ingredients, such as those in Olive Oil Poached Halibut with Fennel, Rosemary, and Garlic; Italian-style handmade pastas, like Linguini with Heirloom Tomato, Capers, Anchovies, and Chilies; and re-imagined Cleveland favorites, such as Mac and Cheese with Roasted Chicken, Goat Cheese, and Rosemary.
Part of Michael’s irresistible allure on the Food Network comes from how much fun he has in the kitchen. To help readers gain confidence and have a good time, Michael Symon’s Live to Cook has advice for cooking like a pro, starting with basic instructions for how to correctly use techniques such as braising, poaching, and pickling. There’s also information on how caramelizing vegetables and toasting spices can give dishes a greater depth of flavor–instead of a heavy, time-consuming stock-based sauce–and why the perfect finishing touch to most meat or fish dishes can be a savory hot vinaigrette instead.
With fantastic four-color photography throughout and tons of helpful “Symon Says” tips, Michael Symon’s Live to Cook is bound to get anyone fired up about getting into the kitchen and cooking up something downright delicious.
From Michael Symon’s Live to Cook: Veal Chop Milanese with Arugula Salad
This is a very simple dish to make and is also one that works with all sorts of different meats, such as chicken, pork, beef, and most game. It makes a great late lunch or early dinner in the summertime when tomatoes and arugula are bountiful. The thing I love about it is you get some great texture from the standard breading, and the arugula salad keeps things light and flavorful. -- Michael Symon
- 4 bone-in veal chops, each 12 ounces
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- 3 cups arugula
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 12 fresh basil leaves
Put the veal chops on a cutting board and cover them with a large piece of plastic wrap. With a meat mallet, pound the meat to 1/4 inch thick.
Set up a breading station: In three separate bowls put the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs. Lightly whisk the eggs. Stir the Parmesan into the bread crumbs.
Season the veal chops liberally with salt and pepper. Dredge them in flour and shake off the excess, then dip them in egg, and then in bread crumbs to coat.
Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat and add the olive oil and butter. When the fat is hot add the veal chops and cook until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Remove to paper towels to drain until ready to serve.
In a large mixing bowl combine the garlic, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon salt. Whisk in the extra-virgin olive oil. Add the onion, toss to coat evenly, and let marinate for 10 minutes.
Add the arugula, tomatoes, and basil to the dressing and gently toss together.
To serve, place a veal chop in the center of each plate and top with salad.
|Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh and Healthy Mediterranean Favorites
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In Classic Lebanese Cuisine, a leading chef presents 170 dazzling recipes that reflect the full breadth of authentic Lebanese cuisine. Many recipes include several variations, giving you the option of preparing a vegetarian dish or adding chicken, lamb, or beef.
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