The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook: 500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Living and Eating Well Every Day

The editors at America’s Test Kitchen. America’s Test Kitchen, $29.95 trade paper (440p) ISBN 978-1-940352-64-0
America’s Test Kitchen tackles Mediterranean cooking with 500 recipes. The book opens with an introduction to the “Mediterranean Diet Pyramid,” instructions on creating a Mediterranean table, and menu planning; the fundamentals are outlined to help readers integrate this lifestyle into their daily menus. As always, America’s Test Kitchen has exhaustively tested each recipe and included serving sizes, time delineations, culinary categories, an introduction that explains why the recipe works, and ways to change up the dish with other flavors or ingredients. The flavorful recipes include a spicy Moroccan-style chicken and lentil soup, tagliatelle with artichokes and Parmesan, and garlicky roasted shrimp with parsley and anise. These and other dishes can easily be integrated into readers’ existing menus. Helpful notes fill the book, such as “Buying Mussels and Clams” and “Shaping a Press-in Tart Shell.” A chapter for “Fruit and Sweets” finishes the book with such treats as lemon-anise biscotti, baklava, and Greek lemon rice pudding. This title will be a workhorse in any kitchen. Photos. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 11/07/2016
Release date: 12/27/2016
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