Mediterranean Harvest by Martha Rose Shulman

Mediterranean Harvest

Intensely flavorful and inherently healthy, Mediterranean food is one of the world's most appealing cuisines. Mediterranean cooks know how to make eating a pleasure. They do it simply—with olive oil and garlic; with herbs and spices; with tomatoes and eggplants, peppers and squash, figs and peaches, and other seasonal produce. And of course there is crusty bread and local cheese, the freshest yogurt and endless wine.In this authoritative and an...

Details Mediterranean Harvest

TitleMediterranean Harvest
Release DateOct 30th, 2007
PublisherRodale Books
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Food, Cooking, Nonfiction, Vegetarian, Health, Reference, Adult

Reviews Mediterranean Harvest

  • Mary
    Shulman, traveler and cook of the Mediterranean, includes 500 vegetarian recipes that cross the Mediterranean from Croatia to Greece from Spain to North Africa and from France to Turkey. The book is divided by meal course and several appendixes include online sources, a bibliography and the recipes organized by country. Shulman emphasizes and authentic approach but acknowledges that where fat is concerned she tends to go lighter than the original...
  • Gail M Baker
    The cookbook I am always searching through for new ideas
  • Elizabeth
    I have now been cooking from this book for a couple of years and appreciate it more each time I go for a new recipe. This is a good all-around book for meatless recipes from my favorite cuisines. One of my regrets in giving up meat is that almost all Italian recipes (apart from the most basic tomato sauce) seem to begin with beef or chicken stock; likewise, it's hard to find a good Greek or Turkish recipe that doesn't feature lamb. This cookbook ...
  • Lisa
    Recipes that I've made and loved so far:Socca (chickpea flour pancake) - our favorite way to make socca. The kids eat this as snacks and are always asking for more! The fresh thyme makes this so delicious. Eggplant Parmesan (my go-to recipe now as it roasts the eggplant first instead of having it dripping in oil; breadcrumbs are sprinkled on top instead of coating the entire eggplant... Much healthier and all the flavors are still there without w...
  • Shellie (Layers of Thought)
    Excellent cookbook. I liked the fact that it covers the entire Mediterranean including Africa and that the author includes little snippets of her experiences, sharing cultural insight and regional practices around the recipes. The best part is that since the Mediterranean has a natural tendency to focus on vegetable dishes for a meal, the book does not feel like it's excluding meat. It's just featuring vegetables.It's perfect for omnivores lookin...
  • Melody
    Birthday present. Such yummy food! Here are some things I have made and loved:Roasted Salted Almonds with Cayenne - made for Cliff Road Women. Everyone loved them.Apricot Yogurt dip - also made for CRW and it was well receivedBaba Gannouj - made for Monday Bookgroup meeting at Mentone.Hearts of Romaine and Tomato salad - Simple and greatOrange and Olive salad - didn't have cumin - but still deliciousTomato soup with cilantro and vermicelli - a Wo...
  • Julie
    There was a lot that was drool-worthy in here, but I ended up feeling like most of the recipes were too simple (pasta with cheese, that sort of thing) or way too complex (requiring a cheese, a nut, and a bean that I don't think they carry at my local supermarket). I did have a great time mucking about in the bread chapter (the Pugliese Bread alone might be worth the price of admission). And I made a roasted eggplant with tomato sauce and cheese t...
  • Lara
    This one is pretty amazing--no pictures, but TONS of information and basic recipes with lots of variations and just...lots of stuff that sounds really good. It feels very similar in concept and content to The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, which I already own, but, you know, with dairy, so it's probably not worth having at home as well. But I would definitely recommend this one if you're looking for a thorough Mediterranean vegetarian cookbook.P.S....
  • Sasha
    Fantastic! My one real disappointment--a vegetarian cookbook really must contain more bean recipes, as they are the nutritional backbone of a healthy vegetarian diet. There are 13 basic bean recipes, and more scattered here and there. Better than most cookbooks, but still not enough! Also, I was thrilled that there was actually some whole wheat (or more often, half-whole wheat) traditional bread recipes in here. Again, not as many as I would like...
  • Meredith
    I enjoyed reading this cookbook. I've only tried 4-5 of the recipes, but they turned out great. I liked that it covered the entire Mediterranean region. Some of the recipes are really, really simple, while I noticed that a few had some obscure ingredients. For the most part though, it seemed like a regular grocery store should have what you need to cook out of this book. Plus, Mediterranean food is delicious and healthy!
  • Rachel
    A thorough cookbook that features vegetarian recipes not only from traditional Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Spain, but also Provence and Northern Africa. I liked that it included bread, egg and cheese dishes and desserts as well. Most of the recipes were pretty simplistic, although some involved ingredients that could be hard to find outside of a major metropolitan area or with extensive internet searching.
  • Lorie
    This was a fun cookbook to read. I learned a lot. However, I haven't enjoyed a lot of the recipes inside. I have just used her overall ideas and come up with some DELICIOUS recipes. It has been a good reference, but I have learned that I don't necessarily like all of the ingredients that she uses, or recipes can be made easier.
  • Crystal
    This is a wonderful, thick cook book full of beautiful pictures and great recipes. I’m not a vegetarian but this is still my favourite cook book. Love it!
  • Gwyneth Stewart
    A truly great cook book for anyone interested in cooking vegetarian (or near vegetarian) with the flavors of the Mediterranean.
  • Kimberlee
    I would have given this cookbook 5 stars if there were pictures.
  • Rebecca
    Took away a few ideas from this one, but some of the instructions made me laugh... God forbid I let a stem escape into my chopped parsley! And she blanches everything - who has time for that?
  • Ann
    A cookbook I go back to frequently because of the simplicity and taste of the recipes. It's been a great help in my efforts to stay as vegetarian as possible.
  • Amy Gayle
    Best cookbook everrrrr