le 28 février 2011
Wonderful book at first sight but although some recipes are really great others according to me aren't. I am a fan of Rick Stein and love his passion for food but this book for me is more a wonderful coffee table book. As I said some recipes are really great but others, although I tried them with great expectations, either they didn't live up to it or else I have a bit the same recipes but with a twist that makes them more interesting, like the Octopus Salad. In my country, Portugal, not included here because it is not really a Mediterranean country although often considered to be one (we are not on the Mediterranean, no doubt about that) restaurants often serve Octopus Salad and they are a lot better. The recipe I make comes from a Portuguese Magazine and it is an Octopus Salad with an Asian dressing, wonderful. Still, I will go on trying more recipes, maybe in the end there will be more good than less good ones!
Recipes we liked so far: Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper and onion salad with preserved lemon; Oven-baked potatoes, peppers, tomatoes and onions (I preferred it without potatoes, my husband with....), Sauttéed squid; Roasted Monfish; Sea bream with Sauce Vierge; Slow cooked Lamb with Garlic; Lam Tagine; Butter beans in tomato sauce;
le 20 mai 2015
If you feel like visiting some of the most beautiful parts of the Mediterranean and taking in some excellent food and wine along the way, this book and the accompanying DVD (sold seperately) is a great way to do it. Made for a cold winter's afternoon - it will transport you.
S'il vous plaît excuser mon terrible français. Si vous envie de visiter quelques-unes des plus belles régions de la Méditerranée et en prenant dans certains excellente nourriture et le vin le long du chemin, ce livre et le DVD d'accompagnement (vendu séparément) est un excellent moyen de le faire. Conçu pour un après-midi d'un hiver froid - il vous transporter.