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. While very much a cookbook with good recipes, this book more so talks about the author’s life and experience in the Mediterranean and not really how to structure mealtime, except the Mezze meal. 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. It’s no secret that portion sizes have increased dramatically in such food outlets—indeed, some national chains actually brag about the humongous size of burgers, fries, and soft drinks, and what a bargain they are. Nancy Harmon Jenkins is a marvelous writer, a fine reporter, and addicted to travel, people, history, and good food, which makes this book a joy. It's not a diet book in that sense -- it's a book with amazing recipes from the Mediterranean that happen to be good for you. Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site. By simply following a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, even drinking wine with meals, you can prevent diseases and prolong your life. But best of all are the recipes—bursting with flavor, easy to prepare, and sure to please everyone at your table, whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family, or your friends. The 250 recipes are largely traditional dishes, some of which may be novel to her readership, such as Proven al chickpea soup; Moroccan lamb tagine with apricots; and kourabiedes, Greek butter almond cookies. Begin by throwing out all those bottles of commercial salad dressing that are crowding your refrigerator shelves. The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is the only book needed to unleash the power of one of the world's healthiest diets. A little butter from time to time is fine, but butter is never on the Mediterranean table, never assumed to be an automatic accompaniment to bread. Her measured verses About The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook. Small, quiet, almost unnoticeable changes are more effective than noisy family food fights. Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2020. Experiment with oils by buying several different varieties in small quantities—the flavors vary enormously from country to country, region to region, and even producer to producer. Even though Mediterranean cooks seldom use whole-wheat pasta or brown rice, they still get plenty of whole grains through dishes like tabbouleh, the hearty Lebanese salad, and bulgur pilafs. Get out of the butter habit. Some of the recipes are a lot of work, but not all of them. Also included is a special selection of traditional dishes prepared for Islamic, Jewish, and Christian holidays that can be enjoyed year round. Begin or end each meal with a salad. Jenkins is an effective ambassador for this way of thinking about food, and her cookbook is a wonderful resource for anyone considering it. | ISBN 9780345536143 Pasta with Meat and Mushroom Ragu, Osso Buco with Red Wine, Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms: These are dishes that even the most discriminating cook can proudly serve to company, yet all are so carefree that anyone with just five or ten minutes of prep time can make them on a weekday and return to perfection. Yet Jenkins's approach is hardly prescriptive; she prefers to gently encourage good habits rather than lay out a daily regime. To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Author of half a dozen highly acclaimed cookbooks, she writes for the New York Times, Saveur, and Food & Wine, and divides her time between her farmhouse outside of Cortona, Italy, and the coast of Maine. The more than 60 recipes in Fabulicious! year spent battling multiple myeloma, the medical quest, the life lessons learned, reflections on the major news events Brokaw covered for NBC, and more. Each recipe in The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook contains a cultural tip from the Mediterranean region. As other reviews note, the lack of pictures seems odd - but it is packed full of great information and good recipes. NPR coverage of The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: A Delicious Alternative for Lifelong Health by Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Marion Nestle. Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2015.