Synopses & Reviews
Here is the cookbook that will satisfy the most demanding of palates, bring fun into the kitchen and add pleasure and possibly years to your life. The world has long known that the people of the Mediterranean generally live longer and healthier than the rest of the Western world, a fact often ascribed to their eating habits.In her new book, Jeanette Seaver, a gourmet chef who was born and raised in France, offers almost 200 mouth-watering recipes using delicious traditional Mediterranean-diet ingredients: fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, cereals, olive oil, and fish, with judicious amounts of red meat and poultry. With over 50 first courses, including 15 original soups, 65 main courses—seafood, meat, and meatless—a wide selection of delectable vegetables and salads, and some 50 fabulous deserts, this richly varied volume is bound to please the novice as well as the most meticulous home chef. Try such dishes as:Smoked eggplant caviarGratin of cod and spinachBroiled marinated duck breast with grilled peachesStuffed zucchini flowers with red-pepper coulisMoussaka of artichokes and vealLemon macaroon torteItalian pear tartWith ingredients pulled from all corners of the Mediterranean, the recipes may first appear exotic, but they are fast and easy to prepare. The author offers careful step-by-step recipes that ensure the dishes' success.
This sumptuous new cookbook of over 200 mouth-watering recipes focuses on nutritionally proven ingredients that are as tasty as they are healthy.In this book, Jeannette Seaver, a gourmet chef and author of several cookbooks, offers a rich panoply of recipes using delicious traditional Mediterranean-diet ingredients: vegetables, legumes, fresh fruit, nuts, cereals, olive oil, and fish, with judicious amounts of red meat and poultry. Among her offerings are salmon on a bed of smoked eggplant caviar; gratin of cod and spinach; broiled marinated duck breast with grilled peaches; stuffed zucchini flowers with red pepper coulis; zucchini cakes, Greek style; Jeannette's own bouillabaisse-and hundreds more Eating Mediterranean is not only wonderfully pleasing to the palate but may well prolong your life. A recent (2003) Harvard study concluded that those who followed the Mediterranean diet for four years showed a remarkable 33 percent reduction in heart disease and 24 percent reduction in cancer Given the startling, positive statistics emanating from the recent medical studies, which demonstrate unequivocally that one can not only live substantially longer but also feel better, eating as the Mediterraneans do seems a virtual necessity.
Sumptuous new cookbook of recipes focused on nutritionally proven ingredients that are as tasty as they are healthy.
About the Author
Jeannette Seaver is a long-time publisher and the author of several cookbooks.