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 area’s 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 Guinea Fowl 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.