A Mediterranean Feast

The Story Of The Birth Of The Celebrated Cuisines Of The Mediterranean, From The Merchants Of Venice To The Barbary Corsairs, With More Than 500 Recip

Author: Clifford A. Wright

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688153054

Category: Cooking

Page: 840

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A groundbreaking culinary work of extraordinary depth and scope that spans more than one thousand years of history, A Mediterranean Feast tells the sweeping story of the birth of the venerated and diverse cuisines of the Mediterranean. Author Clifford A. Wright weaves together historical and culinary strands from Moorish Spain to North Africa, from coastal France to the Balearic Islands, from Sicily and the kingdoms of Italy to Greece, the Balkan coast, Turkey, and the Near East. The evolution of these cuisines is not simply the story of farming, herding, and fishing; rather, the story encompasses wars and plagues, political intrigue and pirates, the Silk Road and the discovery of the New World, the rise of capitalism and the birth of city-states, the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition, and the obsession with spices. The ebb and flow of empires, the movement of populations from country to city, and religion have all played a determining role in making each of these cuisines unique. In A Mediterranean Feast, Wright also shows how the cuisines of the Mediterranean have been indelibly stamped with the uncompromising geography and climate of the area and a past marked by both unrelenting poverty and outrageous wealth. The book's more than five hundred contemporary recipes (which have been adapted for today's kitchen) are the end point of centuries of evolution and show the full range of culinary ingenuity and indulgence, from the peasant kitchen to the merchant pantry. They also illustrate the migration of local culinary predilections, tastes for food and methods of preparation carried from home to new lands and back by conquerors, seafarers, soldiers, merchants, and religious pilgrims. A Mediterranean Feast includes fourteen original maps of the contemporary and historical Mediterranean, a guide to the Mediterranean pantry, food products resources, a complete bibliography, and a recipe and general index, in addition to a pronunciation key. An astonishing accomplishment of culinary and historical research and detective work in eight languages, A Mediterranean Feast is required--and intriguing--reading for any cook, armchair or otherwise.

Little Foods of the Mediterranean

500 Fabulous Recipes for Antipasti, Tapas, Hors D'Oeuvre, Meze, and More

Author: Clifford A. Wright

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558322271

Category: Cooking

Page: 515

View: 7531

Mediterranean food expert Clifford Wright presents a jaw-dropping collection of more than 500 recipes for all sorts of appetizers, snacks, and little foods traditional across the Mediterranean.

Mediterranean Vegetables

A Cook's Compendium of all the Vegetables from The World's Healthiest Cuisine, with More than 200 Re

Author: Clifford A. Wright

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 1558325913

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

View: 5034

Mediterranean food is the home cooking of many local cultures, a way of cooking derived from generous people, rustic foods, and simple pleasures. Its clear, robust flavors and uncomplicated preparations have made it a favorite of Americans and have earned it an honored place in our culinary tradition. What makes Mediterranean vegetable cookery so wonderful is the way its ingredients have been combined to create a host of delicious dishes virtually unknown until now in American kitchens. Vegetables are high on the list of foods we all want to eat more of, and we’re always looking for new ways to prepare them. With Mediterranean Vegetables, a masterful A–to–Z culinary reference and cookbook, Mediterranean food expert Clifford A. Wright gives us a new world of great tastes. Never before has such a wealth of information on vegetables of the Mediterranean been collected in one place. Each entry describes a vegetable and its varieties, explains its origins and its culinary history from ancient times right up through the present, and details how to grow and harvest is and where to buy it. Included are many vegetables that you may use every day, such as spinach, carrots, peppers, and tomatoes, as well as those you regularly see in markets but are unsure how to prepare, such as celeriac, kohlrabi, and taro. There are also those that you can easily cultivate in your garden or find growing wild, such as borage and garden cress. The countries that border the Mediterranean Sea are exotic and diverse, as is their multitude of vegetable preparations. These 200 recipes, incorporated into appropriate entries, tell stories about the people who created them and the cultures from which they were born. Such a connection between food and history makes cooking, and eating, even more satisfying. Here you will find authentic recipes for such classics as ratatouille, gazpacho, and tabbouleh, as well as recipes for less familiar, but no less delicious, dishes including Artichoke Hearts in Citrus Sauce and Golden Breadcrumbs, Fried Eggplant with Yogurt, Étouffée of White Beans, Carrot Frittata, and more. Comprehensive and eminently accessible, Mediterranean Vegetables is for anyone who wants to read about, grow, cook with, and eat vegetables. It is, quite simply, a must-have reference and cookbook.

The Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet

A Low-Carb Approach to the Fresh-and-Delicious, Heart-Smart Lifestyle

Author: Robert Santos-Prowse

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612436579

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 6033

COMBINE THE LOW-CARB, FAT-BURNING KETOGENIC DIET WITH THE DELICIOUS, HEART-SMART MEDITERRANEAN LIFESTYLE ULTIMATE HEALTHY EATING The heart-smart and brain-healthy Mediterranean diet offers you an easy-to-follow lifestyle for losing weight while enjoying crisp produce, freshly caught fish and healthy fats. Now, the innovative program in this book supercharges this time-tested diet by applying the scientifically proven fat-burning approach of the ketogenic diet. The Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet will help you: •Change the way your body uses energy •End your carb cravings •Dramatically reduce fat storage •Reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes The recipes, tips and meal plans in this book will help you prepare delicious dishes like Tomato Basil Zucchini Pasta, Cloud Bread and Chocolate Mug Cake, all while losing weight and eating healthy.

Mediterranean: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199809394

Category: History

Page: 22

View: 4497

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of European history and culture between the 14th and 17th centuries. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.oxfordbibliographies.com.

The New Mediterranean Jewish Table

Old World Recipes for the Modern Home

Author: Joyce Goldstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520960610

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

View: 2212

For thousands of years, the people of the Jewish Diaspora have carried their culinary traditions and kosher laws throughout the world. In the United States, this has resulted primarily in an Ashkenazi table of matzo ball soup and knishes, brisket and gefilte fish. But Joyce Goldstein is now expanding that menu with this comprehensive collection of over four hundred recipes from the kitchens of three Mediterranean Jewish cultures: the Sephardic, the Maghrebi, and the Mizrahi. The New Mediterranean Jewish Table is an authoritative guide to Jewish home cooking from North Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and the Middle East. It is a treasury filled with vibrant, seasonal recipes—both classic and updated—that embrace fresh fruits and vegetables; grains and legumes; small portions of meat, poultry, and fish; and a healthy mix of herbs and spices. It is also the story of how Jewish cooks successfully brought the local ingredients, techniques, and traditions of their new homelands into their kitchens. With this varied and appealing selection of Mediterranean Jewish recipes, Joyce Goldstein promises to inspire new generations of Jewish and non-Jewish home cooks alike with dishes for everyday meals and holiday celebrations.

Christian-Muslim Exchange: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199809523

Category: History

Page: 16

View: 354

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of European history and culture between the 14th and 17th centuries. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.oxfordbibliographies.com.

Pomodoro!

A History of the Tomato in Italy

Author: David Gentilcore

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023115206X

Category: Cooking

Page: 254

View: 7653

"Frankly, I am amazed that no one has already written this book, It is a fascinating topic, and David Gentilcore does it justice, covering five hundred years in scrutinizing detail. There is probably no food so readily associated with Italy than the tomato, and yet its origin is in the Americas." KEN ALBALA, University of the Pacific, author of Beans: A History --

Real Stew

300 Recipes for Authentic Home-cooked Cassoulet, Gumbo, Chili, Curry, Minestrone, Bouillabaisse, Stroganoff, Goulash, Chowder, and Much More

Author: Clifford A. Wright

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558321991

Category: Cooking

Page: 388

View: 9178

Presents a collection of recipes for a variety of stews that are made with beef, veal, lamb, pork, fish, poultry, and vegetables.

Why Italians Love to Talk About Food

Author: Elena Kostioukovitch

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715646559

Category: Cooking

Page: 480

View: 7445

Italians love to talk about food. The aroma of a simmering ragu, the bouquet of a local wine, the memory of a past meal: Italians discuss these details as naturally as we talk about politics or sport, and at least as animatedly. In Why Italians Love to Talk about Food, Elena Kostioukovich explores the phenomenon that first struck her as a newcomer to Italy: the 'culinary code' or way of talking about food. In doing so, she captures the fierce local pride that gives Italian cuisine its remarkable diversity. To come to know Italian food is to discover the differences of taste, language and attitude that separate a Sicilian from a Puglian or a Venetian from a Sardinian. Sample Emilio Romagna's pumpkin-filled Tortelli, Tuscany's Bistecca alla Fiorentina and Lombardy's mouth-watering Torta Paradiso: each is part of a unique culinary tradition. This learned, charming and entertaining narrative is a journey through one of the world's richest and most adored food cultures. Arranged by region with vivid historical anecdotes, maps, menus and glossaries, Why Italians Love to Talk About Food is a sumptuous exploration of Italian cuisine and culture, and Italy's delicious contributions to the world.

Sicily

Culinary Crossroads

Author: Giuseppe Coria

Publisher: Oronzo Editions Llc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 207

View: 7909

Coria has researched, unravelled, and brilliantly presented Sicily's past for us through the gaze of a gastronome, historian, folklorist, and cultural anthropologist. Summing up Sicily is not a simple affair. Thousands of years of foreign dominations, overlapping and intertwined, have produced a Sicilian culture, language, and gastronomy that is unique, rich, and complex. Coria's recipes invite us into the kitchens of medieval landowners and convents. He brings alive Sicilian peasant farmers, shepherds, and fishermen.While concentrating on the eastern half of Sicily, his 155 recipes and stories range across the entire island and show the interrelationships of the nine provinces. Read his recipes and stories for the pleasure they provide. Dig deeper and explore the etymology of Sicily's language and dialects, and the sources of Sicily's rich folk traditions. Most of all, enjoy the extraordinary flavors, colors, aromas, and textures of Sicily's robust regional cuisine.This is an Italian book written for Italians with the specific mission of documenting local, regional traditions, giving us an unfiltered window into Italian life. Translated for the first time into English.

The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

A Delicious Alternative for Lifelong Health

Author: Nancy Harmon Jenkins

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345536142

Category: Cooking

Page: 512

View: 6907

The eating style proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Cooking Light named The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook one of the top three healthy cookbooks of the last twenty-five years, calling it “a grand tour through the region.” Now Nancy Harmon Jenkins’s revolutionary approach to healthy eating is available for the first time as an eBook. Spanning the Mediterranean from Spain to France, Italy, and Greece, with side trips to Lebanon, Cyprus, and North Africa, this revised and updated edition of Nancy Harmon Jenkins’s acclaimed cookbook offers ninety-two mouthwatering new dishes plus the latest information about the nutritional benefits of one of the world’s healthiest cuisines. 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. 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. With an emphasis on fruits and vegetables, grains and legumes, fish, lean meats, and heavenly desserts, here are recipes for over 250 outstanding dishes created for today’s American kitchens. You’ll also find new cooking techniques and a simplified approach to cooking—because simplicity is what the Mediterranean way of eating is all about. 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. Also included is a special selection of traditional dishes prepared for Islamic, Jewish, and Christian holidays that can be enjoyed year round. 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 Oxford Companion to Cheese

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199330905

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

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Winner of the 2017 James Beard Award for Reference & Scholarship The discovery of cheese is a narrative at least 8,000 years old, dating back to the Neolithic era. Yet, after all of these thousands of years we are still finding new ways to combine the same four basic ingredients - milk, bacteria, salt, and enzymes - into new and exciting products with vastly different shapes, sizes, and colors, and equally complex and varied tastes, textures, and, yes, aromas. In fact, after a long period of industrialized, processed, and standardized cheese, cheesemakers, cheesemongers, affineurs, and most of all consumers are rediscovering the endless variety of cheeses across cultures. The Oxford Companion to Cheese is the first major reference work dedicated to cheese, containing 855 A-Z entries on cheese history, culture, science, and production. From cottage cheese to Camembert, from Gorgonzola to Gruyère, there are entries on all of the major cheese varieties globally, but also many cheeses that are not well known outside of their region of production. The concentrated whey cheeses popular in Norway, brunost, are covered here, as are the traditional Turkish and Iranian cheeses that are ripened in casings prepared from sheep's or goat's skin. There are entries on animal species whose milk is commonly (cow, goat, sheep) and not so commonly (think yak, camel, and reindeer) used in cheesemaking, as well as entries on a few highly important breeds within each species, such as the Nubian goat or the Holstein cow. Regional entries on places with a strong history of cheese production, biographies of influential cheesemakers, innovative and influential cheese shops, and historical entries on topics like manorial cheesemaking and cheese in children's literature round out the Companion's eclectic cultural coverage. The Companion also reflects a fascination with the microbiology and chemistry of cheese, featuring entries on bacteria, molds, yeasts, cultures, and coagulants used in cheesemaking and cheese maturing. The blooms, veins, sticky surfaces, gooey interiors, crystals, wrinkles, strings, and yes, for some, the odors of cheese are all due to microbial action and growth. And today we have unprecedented insight into the microbial complexity of cheese, thanks to advances in molecular biology, whole-genome sequencing technologies, and microbiome research. The Companion is equally interested in the applied elements of cheesemaking, with entries on production methodologies and the technology and equipment used in cheesemaking. An astonishing 325 authors contributed entries to the Companion, residing in 35 countries. These experts included cheesemakers, cheesemongers, dairy scientists, anthropologists, food historians, journalists, archaeologists, and on, from backgrounds as diverse as the topics they write about. Every entry is signed by the author, and includes both cross references to related topics and further reading suggestions. The endmatter includes a list of cheese-related museums and a thorough index. Two 16-page color inserts and well over a hundred black and white images help bring the entries to life. This landmark encyclopedia is the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and reliable reference work on cheese available, suitable for both novices and industry insiders alike.

New Art of Cookery

A Spanish Friar's Kitchen Notebook by Juan Altamiras

Author: Vicky Hayward

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442279427

Category: Cooking

Page: 324

View: 6160

New Art of Cookery explores Spanish food culture through a classic, 1745 friary cookbook that remixed the flavors and techniques of earlier local cuisines. This, the first English translation, sets the original book in its historical context and gives cooks’ guidelines to help readers enjoy the traditions, flavors and roots of real Spanish food.

Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen

A Culinary Journey Through Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan

Author: Sonia Uvezian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 438

View: 7518

Located in the very heart of the eastern Mediterranean, the area comprising Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan has provided the world with what is considered by many to be Arab food at its best. In this landmark, one-of-a-kind volume Sonia Uvezian gives this time-honored cuisine the kind of presentation it truly deserves. "Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen" is a revelatory work rich in personal reminiscences; insightful quotations, anecdotes, and proverbs; valuable information on ingredients, utensils, daily meals, and traditions; and evocative period illustrations. Sonia Uvezian's many memories and associations establish a sense of place and emotional pull rarely encountered in Middle Eastern culinary literature. The "eastern Mediterranean Kitchen" in the title is actually that of her family's summer home in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon's fertile agricultural and winemaking region, as well as the one in their Beirut apartment. It is where the Uvezians prepared the food they grew themselves or bought from nearby farms, orchards, and markets. Written by an expert in the field and over two decades in the making, "Recipes and Remembrances" is a fascinating and highly original book imbued with a keen historical perspective and a deep respect for the region's cultural heritage. Few cookbook authors have approached their subjects with the thorough, painstaking research reflected in this work. A profound understanding of eastern Mediterranean food shines through in its hundreds of superb, clearly written recipes, which are often preceded by illuminating introductory remarks. From the definitive section on pomegranates and pomegranate molasses through the fabulous chapters on desserts and beverages, this book provides indispensable reading for anyone interested in the cookery and culture of Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. Like the author's groundbreaking classics, "The Cuisine of Armenia" and "Cooking from the Caucasus," which were among the first to bring Middle Eastern and Caucasian cooking to America, it is long on such traditional dishes as tabbuleh and baklava but also includes innovations, among them Damascus-Style Cheese Dip with Toasted Sesame Seeds and Nigella and Grilled Quail with Sour Cherry Sauce. Timeless and timely, "Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen" is a welcome blend of outstanding scholarship and entertaining reading. A genuine contribution to culinary literature, it has achieved the status of a classic. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sonia Uvezian was born and brought up in Beirut, Lebanon. A leading authority on Middle Eastern and Caucasian cooking and the winner of a James Beard Award, she is the author of six other highly acclaimed cookbooks, including "The Cuisine of Armenia," "Cooking from the Caucasus," and "The Book of Yogurt." Several of her books have been selections of Book-of-the-Month Club and published internationally. Ms. Uvezian has also contributed articles and recipes to Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Vogue, and numerous other publications."

Dalmatia

Recipes from Croatia's Mediterranean Coast

Author: Ino Kuvacic

Publisher: Hardie Grant

ISBN: 9781743792551

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 3153

Dalmatia is a celebration of the food of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, a region with a long, rich history, but one that is only slowly coming to prominence as tourists continue to discover its rugged beauty, blue waters and rustic, simple cuisine. Alongside more than 80 achievable recipes (presented as Salads & Vegetables; Seafood; Meat; Desserts and Drinks), the book sells the dream - and a sense of discovery. It tells the story of this place, in words and pictures, communicating both to people who aspire to experience it for themselves, and to those with fond memories of having done so. Accompanied with stunning local photography of both this beautiful region and the culinary experiences it offers, Dalmatia will transport you to the shores of Croatia from your home kitchen.

Monet's Table

The Cooking Journals of Claude Monet

Author: Claire Joyes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416541314

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 9862

A member of Monet's family describes life at Giverny in the painter's day and shares family recipes

The James Beard Cookbook

Author: James Beard

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504004493

Category: Cooking

Page: 477

View: 3610

The million-selling culinary classic from the “dean of American cookery” offers timeless and delicious recipes—a must-have for beginners to foodies (The New York Times). Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the best basic cookbooks in America,” The James Beard Cookbook remains as indispensable to home cooks today as it was when it was first published over fifty years ago. James Beard transformed the way we cook and eat, teaching us how to do everything from bread baking to making the perfect Parisian omelet. Beard was the master of cooking techniques and preparation. In this comprehensive collection of simple, practical-yet-creative recipes, he shows us how to bring out the best in fresh vegetables, cook meat and chicken to perfection, and even properly boil water or an egg. From pasta to poultry, fish to fruit, and salads to sauces, this award-winning cookbook is a must-have for beginning cooks and expert chefs alike. Whether it is deviled pork chops or old-fashioned barbecue, there is not a meal in the American pantheon that Beard cannot teach us to master. Enduring and eminently sensible, The James Beard Cookbook is the go-to book for twenty-first-century American home kitchens.