Equal parts cookbook, autobiography, and culinary history, it's a compelling education in cooking's most essential oil.”—Dan Barber, chef and co-owner, Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Get out of the butter habit. Known for classic favorites like tabbouleh and ratatouille, flatbreads, pastas, zesty herbs, and flavorful oils pressed from succulent olives, the Mediterranean diet combines delicious taste with health-supportive ingredients as few other cuisines do. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. In this book, Nancy Jenkins vividly demonstrates that giving up meat, potatoes, and gravy need not be a sacrifice but rather the beginning of a journey into a far more interesting and healthier world of eating.” —Walter Willett, Chairman, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health “An essential…. This is one I use again and again. It was not until the 1980's that the real benefits were derived from research. Experiment with different vegetables, ones that may not be familiar—artichokes, leeks, fava beans are exotic to many Americans, and vegetables like Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes), celery root, and many greens are virtually unknown. Jenkins's recipes are reliable, and though dishes like pizza made from scratch require extra time and effort, the payoff is in the slow food, Mediterranean approach: an overall respect and enjoyment for what we eat that translates into greater health. That it points to a healthful way to eat, incorporating the freshness and clear flavors of Mediterranean cooking, also makes it a daily delight.” —Barbara Kafka, author of Party Food “Although it’s technically a diet book, this book is so much more—a superbly written examination of Mediterranean food and life and one of the most exciting cookbooks of the year.” —Paula Wolfert, author of The Cooking of the Mediterranean “A great body of scientific data indicates that a generous daily intake of vegetables and fruits, coupled with low consumption of meat and other animal products, is the basis of a healthy diet. Or share a main course with a friend dining with you. Meat loaves come out perfectly moist, tough cuts of meat turn succulent, and cheesecakes emerge flawless. Soon you may find yourself using truly aromatic oils on steamed vegetables or baked potatoes in place of butter or sour cream. Submit your email address to receive Barnes & Noble offers & updates. The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook features recipes from all countries in the region to include perennial favorites, little known treasures, and recent discoveries. The Mediterranean Refresh is perfect for those who want to stop counting calories and get back to enjoying food — guilt free. Rich in flavor and healthy nutrients but low in saturated fats and cholesterol, here are recipes that will delight your palate, nourish body and soul—and can be prepared with ease in your home kitchen. The eating style proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Comment Report abuse. When he inherited the Prussian crown in ... A gripping account of thirteen women who joined, endured, and, in some cases, escaped life ... A gripping account of thirteen women who joined, endured, and, in some cases, escaped life REAL FLAVOR. of cooking and eating at home. I also disliked that she did not hide her pretentiousness about “uncultured Americans”, in pronunciation etc., and did not appreciate the pedantic approach she took towards education. Some of the recipes are a lot of work, but not all of them. The eating style proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. When you do serve a main course of meat or fish, get into the Mediterranean habit of offering a filling first course of pasta or soup before the meat arrives. Or make a hearty soup the main course, with plenty of bread, perhaps a little cheese, and salad to accompany it. Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Experienced and novice cooks alike will be inspired by these delectable, seasonally inspired recipes ranging from sweet young Roman-style peas for spring to skewered shrimp for summer, robust North African Pumpkin Soup when autumn is in the air, and warming winter dishes like Lebanese Garlicky Roast Chicken and Cypriote Braised Pork with Wine, Cinnamon, and Coriander—plus a variety of fabulous pizzas and dinner pies, hearty salads like Tuscan panzanella, and satisfying small dishes known as tapas.