This is a great cookbook witha wealth of mediterranean recipes. Its such a relief to find a vegan cookbook that differs from the norm, and even harder to find a decent mediterranean one. However this book is excellent , crammed full of recipes for vegans, people who cant eat dairy and meat eaters would love the recipes too.It is well written in a way that would appeal to anyone, regardless if they were vegan or not.It is one of the few books I enjoy reading the introduction too.
The recipes come from Greece, Spain,Italy Morroco and France and there is loads of them.It is divided into starters ( meze, tapas, antispati etc ),soups & stews,salads,breads,pasta & rice, vegetables ,deserts and meals in minutes.There are some very different recipes and it really expanded my repitore of the plain old veg.It also contains cooks tips throughout and some information on the origins of the recipes- which was both handy & intereasting.
The other thing I loved about this book is it doesnt use dairy substitues like tofu, soya etc instead relying on natural spices & ingredients .All the recipes fat, protein details but there are no photos in the book- which may be a downside for some. There are also no time indicators at the top of the recipes showing how long each recipe will take .
Although some of the recipes may take longer to cook ( the squash gnocchi takes about 90 mins ! )there are also quick, easy recipes if you are short of time in a seperate section.
I really love this book , its gota universal appeal, huge variety of recipes and easy pratical style .Overall it makes my mouth water just looking at it, definately one of the best recipe books I have .