The people of the Mediterranean are renowned for the healthiness of their diet. Naturally low in dairy products and saturated fats, and rich in fresh, quality ingredients; the flavourful foods enjoyed in this region promote a healthy heart and longevity.
The introduction contains invaluable information about the delicious sun-drenched ingredients of the region; about buying, preparation and storage; about special techniques and the equipment required; and about the virtues of low fat cooking, nutritional values, the advantages of this type of diet, and how to fully achieve the benefits it can offer.
Then in the main section are over 180 fabulous recipes, each demonstrated in step-by-step photographic details for clarity and ease of use, and with a glorious colour picture of the finished dish to show both beginner or experienced cooks exactly what they are aiming to achieve.
The recipes include ideas for soups, fish, meat and poultry dishes, salads and vegetables as well as delicious and enticing low-fat desserts and breads. Low-fat need not mean that flavour is sacrificed, and there are plenty of famous recipes from each country, specially adapted for those following a low fat diet.
Lamb with red peppers and rioja, pasta with pesto, zabaglione and olive bread are just a few of the indulgent and delicious recipes that this book has to offer.
For lovers of good food and delicious eating who also care about their health and the fitness and vitality of their families and friends, this books provides the ultimate in tempting, fresh food ideas that are mouth-watering, easy to make and good for your heart and good for your tastebuds at the same time.