Buy Used
$5.72
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This item is gently used in good or better condition. If it is a textbook it may not have supplements. It may have some moderate wear and possibly include previous ownerâ€TMs name, some markings and/or is a former library book. We ship within 1 business day and offer no hassle returns. Big Hearted Books shares its profits with schools, churches and non-profit groups throughout New England. Thank you for your support!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Mediterranean A Taste of the Sun in Over 150 Recipes Paperback – January 1, 2001

12 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$3.00 $0.01

Best Books of the Year So Far
Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hermes House (January 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843090155
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843090151
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,004,809 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Larry Twain on February 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
More than just recipes, this book also includes several sections writing about the region and it's relationship to cooking techniques. Also included are explanations of many ingredients, unique to Mediterranean cooking.
The book is full of scenic Mediterranean pictures and pictures of the food as per recipe. And this is all done in an overall good balance, with respect to the actual recipes.
A hard-core recipe book, it is not. But for someone new to this type of cooking, it is a great primer, that also gives you a little peak into this part of the world.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 19, 2004
Format: Paperback
I grew up with the colors, aromas, and flavors of Southern Europe and this book's recipe recaptures them with colorful recipes of various degrees of difficulty from all over the Mediterranean Region of Southern Europe/Africa/Middle East. It includes middle eastern and Egyptian cuisine, as well as the more widespread Spanish/Italian/Greek recipes. Nice format and layout, and very beautiful pictures, make this book a feast for the eyes...and the palate.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ladyfingers TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 4, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I should know by now not to purchase cookbooks without glancing through them first. Because I extensively use and enjoy another Hermes House cookbook, Cook's Companion, I wondered if the publisher made others of the same high caliber. To my pleasant surprise, they offer many. Online, all the Hermes House book covers look visually inviting. I've been experimenting with Greek cooking, so this particular cookbook called out to me.

At least that's what I thought until the recipes were actually examined. Some are easy to make and taste good, but those are typical Meditteranean classics like focaccia, stuffed vine leaves, and a variety of soups (gazpacho, lentil, bouillabaisse, avgolemono). They can be found anywhere, even for free online. Other recipes require harder to find ingredients, and I'm a bit leery to try them anyway. Some examples--spiced duck with pears, Moroccan pigeon pie, sardine gratin, octopus and red wine stew. Maybe I'm just not as experimental as I thought.

What I dislike most (and probably something others might like) is the size of this cookbook. Cook's Companion is a convenient 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches--comparable to a small textbook. This book is 9 x 12 inches--the size of a road atlas. For its smaller size, Cook's Companion offers so much more--over 500 recipes and over 1,500 visually attractive photographs in a 500 page book. The Meditteranean cookbook has only 150 recipes and photographs take up entire pages in this 250 page book. To me it is more like a coffee table book full of eye-appeal. Its awkward size just takes up too much space in the cookbook collection or kitchen counter.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan F. Rubin on July 16, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is the most gorgeous and enormous cookbook I have ever seen. The recipes require very few ingredients, are easy to follow, and take very little preparation and time. MAGNIFICENT PHOTOGRAPHY TOO AND WHAT A DEAL!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Naton Aiman-Smith on August 19, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Unfortunately the seller from whom we bought this sent all 5 copies wrapped together in brown paper (a _single_ layer of brown paper) and didn't have replacements available when the books inevitably arrived damaged. Which is too bad, because this book makes a great gift (we already have a copy - we were buying all of these to be given as gifts).
Every recipe in this book is delicious and relatively easy to make. For example, the Spanish tortilla (egg and potato omelet) is phenomenal and very simple to make (except for the flipping). However, nothing in this book is low fat, low calorie, low carb, or low anything else. Not to say it's not healthy (as in balanced), but very few of these recipes would be allowed on just about any diet program.
If you like to cook Italian / Spanish / Greek food or know someone who does, then get this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Vinnie's Mommy on April 15, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
very nice and LARGE book (about 14x9, guessing). It is filled with beautiful color photos of each recipe and clear instructions. It gives an overview of the cuisine of each region and a clear explanation of each ingredient. Don't let the "paperback" status deter you. This is a very sturdy paperback with glossy feel. Grab it before it is gone!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?