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The Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean: 215 Healthy, Vibrant, and Inspired Recipes Hardcover – May 7, 1994
"The Mediterranean Diet Plan" by Susan Zogheib MHS RD LDN
Learn the basics of mediterranean cooking and choose from included meal plans with four variations- traditional, meatless, seafood-free, and 30-Minute. Learn more
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Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
Outside of writing on the Mediterranean and the Middle East, I find Wolfert's book to rival those of Diana Kennedy on Mexico and even match the quality, if not the seminal influence of Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking'. The main edge I would give to Child's book is that it succeeds in bringing a more limited topic into a bit clearer focus.
Wolfert does not cover the entire Eastern Mediterranean, and her book gains from the focus she put on the four areas she covers. These are:
Northern Greece (Macedonia and Thrace)
Georgia (bordering on the Black Sea, south of the Caucasus)
The Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel)
While Georgia does not border on the Mediterranean, Wolfert finds that the cuisine here is very similar to the other three regions she has chosen, which makes sense since Georgia borders on Turkey and probably shares much of the same agriculture as northern Greece.
Wolfert shares with Kennedy a love of her subject, which matches or surpasses that of even native writers.Read more ›
I have not been able "yet" to cook much from this book, but what I have tried is just unbelievable in its uniqueness: Georgian Chicken Tabaka with Fresh Blackberry Sauce, Pear-Shaped Meatballs Stuffed with Creamy Eggplant and Macedonian Pork Smothered in Leeks.
Give this one a try. It's healthy, your family and friends will go wild over the unique smells from your kitchen. This will become for you as it has for me, a "go-to cookbook."
Wolfert's intros it each dish give such an interesting perspective of the culture and usage and her discovery of them. Reminiscent of Bert Greene's wonderful "Kitchen Flavors."
As spice is at the heart of this cuisine, she includes an excellent appendix on them, as well as sources.
This book made it to the list of winners of Julia Child's Awards, and it is by far the best guide to prepare dishes like Kibbeh or kibbi I have found. Kibbeh is the national dish of Lebanon and a staple of Middle Eastern Cuisine. A really nice treat to all!
My kibbehs turned out GREAT for the first time!!! My frustration is over!! The "exotic" spices can be purchased online, just like the book. Not a big deal to me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Paula Wolfert's books always deliver and this happens to be one of her best! Great, dependable recipes represent Macedonian, Turkish, Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian, Israeli & even... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Billy Bison
Paula Wolfert does not disappoint. I've made several dishes from the book and they've been excellent. Read morePublished 13 months ago by BKD
Bought this as a gift, very disappointed in the lack of photos. Her Moroccan cookbook is fantastic, and full of beautiful photos, which help inspire you to cook.Published 14 months ago by Cal Noble
A completely different set of regional recipes. Great read and easy to accomplish dishes.Published 15 months ago by Max H. Herr
Came fast! Just as described. Looked book almost new. Great recipesPublished 16 months ago by Yanna D
The "best" critical review for Wolfert's Cook of the Eastern Mediterranean says, "Not for an amateur". Not all books are. Read morePublished 18 months ago by By CJs Pirate
Excellent resource for delicious and primarily vegetable based recipes. Wonderful when the garden is over run with squash and eggplant, cucumbers too. Read morePublished on June 28, 2014 by Marion Arlene Haan
As I view my shelf of Paula Wolfert's books, I am amazed with her body of work, all the interesting cuisines and flavors she has brought forward for our enjoyment over her long... Read morePublished on April 7, 2014 by Brooklyn Browser