The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: Harness the Power of the World's Healthiest Diet to Live Better, Longer

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: Harness the Power of the World's Healthiest Diet to Live Better, Longer

by Amy Riolo


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More than a mix of rich history, gorgeous beaches, and warm blue waters, the countries along the Mediterranean Sea and their people have a history of living longer and healthier lives and you can too! By simply following a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, even drinking wine with meals, you can prevent diseases and prolong your life.

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is the only book needed to unleash the power of one of the world's healthiest diets. It integrates the latest research and clinical findings with 100 delicious, authentic, easy recipes and Mediterranean lifestyle tips while dispelling any myths and misinformation.

Using the Mediterranean Pyramid as a guide, cuisine expert Amy Riolo gets to the core of the Mediterranean lifestyle, and explains what is eaten, when to eat it, and why. Each recipe in The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook contains a cultural tip from the Mediterranean region. Fun historical facts, legend, and lore, as well as nutritional information accompany each recipe.

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook features recipes from all countries in the region to include perennial favorites, little known treasures, and recent discoveries.

Get ready to enjoy a healthy lifestyle that includes enticing, satisfying, recipes- great for family dinners and entertaining, for any and all occasions, to be appreciated by any palate.

"Amy Riolo is a true guardian of the techniques and inherent goodness of the Mediterranean life style! Her food, her philosophy is an absolute pleasure to read and consume." - Chef Jason Roberts

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592336487
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 87,988
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

As an award - winning author, chef, television personality, cuisine and culture expert, and educator, Amy Riolo makes frequent appearances on numerous television and radio programs both in the United States and abroad.

Amy, an Italian American of Calabrian descent, also created and appeared weekly in ninety second cooking videos entitled "Culture of Cuisine" which air onnationally syndicated news shows on 28 different channels across the United States, totaling a reach of over 300 million people. Amy's recent book, The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, (American Diabetes Association) was released in March 2010, received a starred PW review, won the 2011 Nautilus Book Award and was named "Best. Diabetes. Cookbook. Ever. " by Her second book Nile Style; Egyptian Cuisine and Culture (Hippocrene Books) won the World Gourmand Award for "Best Arab Cuisine Book" in the United States and was just released in a second edition. Her first book, Arabian Delights; Recipes & Princely Entertaining Ideas from the Arabian Peninsula was chosen as one of the "16 Volumes Worth Staining" by the Washington Post (Capital Books, 2007). Amy also contributed to T he Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia and co-wrote The Al Tiramisu Restaurant Cookbook: An Elevated Approach to Authentic Italian Cuisine with award-winning chef/restaurateur Luigi Diotaiuti. She is currently completing The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook which will be released in April 2015 and The Italian Diabetes Cookbook which will be released in January 2017.

Amy is a Culinary Advisor for The Mediterranean Food Alliance. Her work has appeared in numerous print media including USA Today, Cooking Light magazine, The Washington Post,, The Wall Street Journal, Gulf News, Popular Anthropology Magazine, The UAE National, andinternational newspapers and hundreds of blogs. She is also the author of a noted culinary/cultural blog

Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to the Mediterranean Diet 6

1 The Healthiest Diet in the World: Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet 9

2 Plant-Based Foods: The Foundation of the Mediterranean Diet 15

3 Fish & Seafood: Savoring the Bounty of the Mediterranean Sea 105

4 Dairy & Poultry: Farm-Fresh Flavors 127

5 Meat & Sweets: Mediterranean Indulgences 159

Mediterranean Cooking Basics 182

The Mediterranean Pantry 184

Bibliography 186

Index 188

Acknowledgments 192

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I loved about this book instantly is that it is not your typical "diet" book. The word diet is used loosely and more to describe a healthy way of eating. I love how Chef Amy Riolo organized this cookbook. The recipes are all healthy and combines various nutrition rich foods.  Chef Riolo does a fantastic job of balancing both educating her food-loving readers with traditional Mediterranean facts on each recipe with gorgeous pictures of her recipes. Being a fan of salom, I knew the first dish I would cook would be her Citrus-Marinated Salmon with Fennel Cream. I had not experimented with fennel yet in my cooking adventures and saw this as the perfect opportunity. The citrus sauce was so delicious I drizzled the remaining over the finished dish.  If you are tired of diet cookbooks that restrict you from eating certain foods or simply love Mediterranean food, I high recommend The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook! Her creativity using common and well-known Mediterranean ingredients in a unique way is extraordinary. - Lisa M. Comento