Throughout the Mediterranean region—from the South coasts of Spain and France, through Italy to Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East, and along the coast of North Africa—people are passionate about growing and eating food. The result is a region rich in dishes made from sun-ripened fruits and vegetables, olive oil and garlic, meat and fresh herbs, seafood and grains. Now, Claudia Roden brings us 40 classic recipes that highlight the variety of the region, including Andalusian Gazpacho, Baked Tomatoes in the Style of Provence, Italian Fish Soup, Marinated Cod Moroccan Style, and Lamb Tagine with Prunes. All the recipes call for readily available ingredients, and there’s even a special menu section to help plan the perfect meal. Claudia Roden, who was born and raised in Cairo, has traveled extensively throughout the Mediterranean; among her previous books are A New Book of Middle Eastern Food and the award-winning The Book of Jewish Food.