Flavours of The Mediterranean
In this beautifully photographed tour of Mediterranean cuisine, Baussan, author of Olive Oil and owner of l’Occitane, and French chef Meulien present fresh, unique recipes from the region. Their French-infused recipes, accompanied by informative introductions and wine recommendations, can be as simple as Confit of Rabbit Thighs with Fennel and Garlic, which is baked in a clay pot, or Socca with Dried Apricots and Pine Nuts (socca, from Nice, is a thin cake of chickpea flour). Arranged in four chapters-“The Sea,” “The Market,” “The Wild Harvest,” and “The Garden and Orchard”-the book focuses on the freshest of ingredients. Among the 100 color illustrations, photos of fish just caught introduce such recipes as Baked Stuffed Calamari and Ricotta-Filled Sea Bream with Mimosa Sauce. Desserts include Figs in Orange Wine with Verbena Granita, and Blancmage with Baby Chestnuts. Although some ingredients and wines may be difficult to find, home cooks turning the pages of this volume will likely be inspired to make the effort to find them.
Hardcover, 29,46×21,84cm, 160pp