Review: Book: Modern Mediterranean- Marc Fosh


Title: Modern Mediterranean

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Marc Fosh

Publisher: Nourish

Genre: Cookbook

Page Count: 256 Pages

ISBN: 978-1848993709

Author or Book Website:

Link to Amazon purchase page: Modern Mediterranean

Link to Goodreads: Modern Mediterranean

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

From sun-drenched shores to cool, lush valleys, the unique climate of the Mediterranean has long been associated with delicious, simply prepared food abundant with flavour. In recent years these remarkable ingredients have been utilised by the region’s best chefs to create a cuisine that builds on the history and traditions entrenched in the areas food and reinterprets them into something new: A Modern Mediterranean cookery.

In this book, Marc Fosh, the Michelin-starred chef behind Palma de Mallorca’s Restaurant Marc Fosh, takes us on a tour of the bountiful produce of the Mediterranean and shows us how to harness its flavours in new and exciting ways. Organised into 18 chapters by key ingredient; covering everything from tomatoes, garlic, almonds and olive oil to octopus, chorizo, saffron and truffles, the book is a love letter to the Mediterranean and its food. The recipes include new twists on classic dishes, such as Yellow Gazpacho with Smoked Salmon and Avocado or Saffron, Raspberry and Orange Blossom Crème Catalan, as well as less familiar fare, including Herb-roasted Guineafowl with Couscous Salad and Sobrassada and Honey Croquettes with Almond Aioli.

Each chapter opens with a fascinating introduction explaining the history and provenance of each ingredient, with information on key suppliers and when each ingredient is at its best. With 100 delicious recipes accompanied by stunning photographs and beautiful, specially commissioned, on-location photography this is a true love letter to the region and a must-have book for anyone interested in Mediterranean cookery, both classic and modern.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for fair and honest review. I love cookbooks. Everytime time I read one I learn something new that I have to try and make to see if tastes a good a the picture in the book make them look. In reading this book I did learn that they use a lot almonds in their cooking. I have never really eaten almonds in a lot of savory dishes. I do want to try to make the cinnamon-brandy caramel sauce. I think that just sounds delightful. I did enjoy that they had both metric and standard measurements for the recipes. That really helped me out a lot. I can’t wait to try more from this book.

My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars

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