An award-winning author combines the twin American passions for the sensuous food of the Mediterranean and healthy eating. Each of the 250 delectable recipes contains nutritional breakdowns for everything from calories to cholesterol.An award-winning author combines the twin American passions for the sensuous food of the Mediterranean and healthy eating. Each of the 250 delectable recipes contains nutritional breakdowns for everything from calories to cholesterol.Read Less
Wonderful resource to for someone just starting to use the Mediterranean Diet. You could not ask for more than 424 pages of some of the best insights into healthier eating with this hardbound book.
Feb 23, 2012
Many recipes are on the intermediate to expert level ; and many are very much oriented to special tastes in Mediterranean cooking. There are no meat dishes; there are rabbit dishes which may be able to translate to chicken, but I haven't tried any. Some good bread recipes and tips, soups, salads but not really dinner unless you like different, fish and veggie oriented pastas
Dec 3, 2009
More than just a cookbook
An excellent book for anyone who wants to start cooking and eating healthily. Plus great stories to go along with the recipes!
Publishers Weekly, 1989-04-21 These dietetic-but-not-dull recipes, culled from Shulman's friends and fellow cooks, feature Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern and Southern French cuisines. Using relatively little olive oil, few fats and lean chicken and rabbit, Shulman ( Supper Club Chez Martha Rose ) ``lightens'' traditional fare. She claims that these recipes are designed for slow, steady weight loss, and, without putting forward a program of exercise, promises that ``you won't gain the weight back.'' That's a strong claim for a diet cookbook that doesn't always specify exact portions for each dish. (Any 1200- to 1500-calorie-per-day diet requires strict portion control.) Dieters may be misled. For example, Shulman suggests eating bread with meals, but portion sizes are not in every instance listed clearly above each recipe's nutrient analysis. And ample menus--one includes crostini with porcini mushrooms, pasta e fagioli, swiss chard, a small green salad, and oranges with mint, plus one slice of bread, yielding approximately 830 calories--could lead easily to overindulgence. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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