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The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook: An Enticing Collection of 300 Healthy, Delicious Recipes from the Land of Sun and Sea

September 7, 2010 · Posted in Bestselling Cooking Books 


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The bountiful cuisine of the Mediterranean evokes thoughts of luscious grains, pasta, vegetables, fruits, and, of course, olive oil. But did you know that current research also indicates that people who reside in these regions have the lowest rates of chronic diseases and one of the highest life expectancies in the world? In The Everything┬« Mediterranean Cookbook, Culinary Institute of America graduate Dawn Altomari-Rathjen teams up with registered dietic… More >>

The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook: An Enticing Collection of 300 Healthy, Delicious Recipes from the Land of Sun and Sea

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5 Responses to “The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook: An Enticing Collection of 300 Healthy, Delicious Recipes from the Land of Sun and Sea”

  1. Cooking Goddess on September 7th, 2010 4:03 am

    I haven’t tried any of the recipes yet because most of them require the prior preparation of a stock or sauce (recipes are also provided for these)in order to prepare the main recipe. The recipes sound good and flavorful, but I need to make the time to prepare the sauces/stocks and put them in the freezer so I can make these recipes on a moments notice. So if you’re looking for a cookbook that you can just pick up and instantly make the recipe, this is not the one for you.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. Midwest Book Review on September 7th, 2010 5:13 am

    Collaboratively compiled by culinary expert and restaurant manager Dawn Altomari-Rathjen and registered dietician Jennifer M. Bendelius, The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook presents three hundred health-conscious and delicious recipes from the Mediterranean ranging from Stovetop Poached Fresh Cod; Red Lentil Lasagna; and Pasta with Arugula and Brie; to Broccoli Raab with Bread Crumbs; Caramelized Onion Tart; and Fresh Fruit Chowder. Simple instructions to bringing out maximum flavor with efficiency make The Everything Mediterranean Cookbook an excellent, easy-to-follow recipe guide and a commendable addition to even the most novice of kitchen cooks.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Bonita S. Gilbert on September 7th, 2010 7:41 am

    I wish the marketing had been clearer that this is mainly a diet book. The inclusion of such recipes as the one for steamed broccoli was so disappointing. I have a repertoire of stocks that goes far beyond what this book offers and am used to having them on hand all the time. I am a fairly accomplished cook and was looking to branch into traditional Mediterranean cuisine which I have never tried before. This book does not take you there. It’s going to the library sale.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. J. Bito on September 7th, 2010 8:06 am

    This book is broken down into various categories and then you have a variety of recipes. The recipes are very well explained and from all around the Mediterranean. Most people only think of Greece and Italy but they have recipes from the Middle East, Spain, Morocco and all around the Med. I have used the recipes numerous times and I am extremely happy with the results.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. F. D. Driscoll on September 7th, 2010 8:15 am

    Underlying the book is a strong current of political correctness. For example, it talks about buying locally, (page 22), which is fine but says that buying New York state apples and shipping them to California “…causes unnecessary pollution due to the fossil fuel emission…”. What does that have to do with the Mediterranean Diet? If you live in the Northeast, the season for apples is very short as is the season for many others fruits and vegetable. Produce from California and Florida provide us with a nutritious and varied diet. Using a book about diet to argue against fossil fuel emissions dramatically reduces the effectiveness of the book.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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