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America's most trusted test kitchen tackles a topic with serious staying power: the Mediterranean diet. This thorough yet user-friendly book brings the Mediterranean into the American home kitchen, with 500 amazingly flavorful yet surprisingly approachable recipes for everyday cooking. There's a reason why people in the Mediterranean region are among the longest lived in th America's most trusted test kitchen tackles a topic with serious staying power: the Mediterranean diet. This thorough yet user-friendly book brings the Mediterranean into the American home kitchen, with 500 amazingly flavorful yet surprisingly approachable recipes for everyday cooking. There's a reason why people in the Mediterranean region are among the longest lived in the world--their diet, which focuses on olive oil, vegetables, healthy grains, and seafood, has been proven to be extremely beneficial for weight reduction, blood pressure control, and overall well-being. America's Test Kitchen has taken these ingredients and produced innovative, delicious, and foolproof mains, sides, and appetizers that comply with this increasingly popular way of eating.


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America's most trusted test kitchen tackles a topic with serious staying power: the Mediterranean diet. This thorough yet user-friendly book brings the Mediterranean into the American home kitchen, with 500 amazingly flavorful yet surprisingly approachable recipes for everyday cooking. There's a reason why people in the Mediterranean region are among the longest lived in th America's most trusted test kitchen tackles a topic with serious staying power: the Mediterranean diet. This thorough yet user-friendly book brings the Mediterranean into the American home kitchen, with 500 amazingly flavorful yet surprisingly approachable recipes for everyday cooking. There's a reason why people in the Mediterranean region are among the longest lived in the world--their diet, which focuses on olive oil, vegetables, healthy grains, and seafood, has been proven to be extremely beneficial for weight reduction, blood pressure control, and overall well-being. America's Test Kitchen has taken these ingredients and produced innovative, delicious, and foolproof mains, sides, and appetizers that comply with this increasingly popular way of eating.

30 review for The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook: 500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Living and Eating Well Every Day

  1. 4 out of 5

    ScrappyMags

    This cookbook has become a STAPLE In my pantry. I eat primarily Keto (not by choice - I suffer from a crazy rare condition called GSID, a sucrose intolerance) so after diagnosis I revisited this favorite book and there are TONS of recipes that fit my lifestyle. What I love best about this cookbook are the ample pictures, amazing stories/notes about the recipes, and the variations offered. I’ll never get bored! The recipes span the entire Mediterranean - Europe, Africa and the Western Middle East This cookbook has become a STAPLE In my pantry. I eat primarily Keto (not by choice - I suffer from a crazy rare condition called GSID, a sucrose intolerance) so after diagnosis I revisited this favorite book and there are TONS of recipes that fit my lifestyle. What I love best about this cookbook are the ample pictures, amazing stories/notes about the recipes, and the variations offered. I’ll never get bored! The recipes span the entire Mediterranean - Europe, Africa and the Western Middle East and I bought some amazing spices that are now in my rotation. We (my parents and brother and sister-in-law) have NEVER had a meal we didn’t enjoy. I consider myself an intermediate chef. I’m better than boiling water but I’m not debearding mussels any time soon (seriously... no). The word for this book is FLAVOR!! Here are some faves: Couscous With Lamb, Chickpeas, And Orange: Had this before diagnosis but it’s 5/5 stars - So flavorful and bright. Lemon Herb Fish with Garlic potatoes: No taters for me any more but another quick, flavorful weeknight dish that all fits in one casserole pan. Pork Tenderloin With Fennel, Tomatoes, Artichokes, And Olives: (daaaaaammn, right?) I mean the title says it all. We had never had fennel (which is EXPENSIVE!), but for a special family dinner it was wonderful! Sautéed Chicken Breasts With Cherry Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash: another weeknight fave! And KETO!!! Recommend to: this should be a staple for anyone who loves this region’s cuisine! Not recommended to: those who merely want quick and easy or if you dislike large recipe books. My only complaint in that some pages fell out not long after I had it and that’s annoying. The binding isn’t sturdy enough (I’m one who does real books for cookbooks).

  2. 4 out of 5

    Bark | Ladies Of Horror Fiction

    I bought this book to get healthy. My cookbook collection consists of doggie treats and vegan cupcakes. I've tried "healthy" recipes on the Beachbody website and they have all been tasteless failures. I wonder if the people who give those five star reviews are the ones who wrote the recipe or someone with no taste buds. . . Anyway, I am so done with Beachbody "recipes". The only one I can recommend is the buffalo cauliflower bites because I drown them in hot sauce and yogurt/blue cheese. My doct I bought this book to get healthy. My cookbook collection consists of doggie treats and vegan cupcakes. I've tried "healthy" recipes on the Beachbody website and they have all been tasteless failures. I wonder if the people who give those five star reviews are the ones who wrote the recipe or someone with no taste buds. . . Anyway, I am so done with Beachbody "recipes". The only one I can recommend is the buffalo cauliflower bites because I drown them in hot sauce and yogurt/blue cheese. My doctor recommended this one to us because I am genetically blessed with high cholesterol and no matter how hard I exercise and how much oatmeal I eat, my numbers no longer want to budge. I'm going to give it a go even though I'm a little scared. The reviews say the recipes take forever and I'm lazy. I'll be updating this post as I cook things. My apologies if you see this more than once. January 30, 2018 Orzo Feta Shrimp: It only took me about 40 minutes or so to get it all together and it was delicious. I did prep the fresh veg and the olives on Sunday to make things go faster on a work night. I'd recommend doing that always. I also found frozen shrimp at Trader Joe's that was already shelled with tails removed. I HATE doing that. It says 4 servings and that the "Mediterranean" plate is much smaller but it made at least 6 servings and I was feeding two grown men who were hungry. Served this with some oven roasted broccoli and peppers. They ate it up with no bitching so 5 Stars PS This lifestyle let's you have red wine and dark chocolate. Honestly, that's the only reason I'm trying it! Later: I've made quite a few of these recipes and the negative comments on this book were right. Many of them are extremely time consuming. They're awesome but I ain't got time for that. I need dinner on the table in 45 mins. after working all day or I'm going to start ordering in pizza. So I'm knocking off a star. If you have all day to cook I'd say get yourself a copy ASAP. The food is delicious.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Claire

    This is probably my favorite cookbook I've ever bought. Great pictures, clear instructions, lots of background and nutritional info. This is probably my favorite cookbook I've ever bought. Great pictures, clear instructions, lots of background and nutritional info.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Denver Public Library

    You'd think by now there would be nothing new to say about Mediterranean cuisine, but the folks at America's Test Kitchen have a way of presenting ingredients, techniques and recipes that allow new cooks to be confident in first-time attempts as well as give old hands ideas on how to elevate their own skills. Each chapter addresses specific categories of food, such as beans, seafood, and fruit and sweets. Tips are scattered throughout the recipes - how to clean clams, sort beans, or understandin You'd think by now there would be nothing new to say about Mediterranean cuisine, but the folks at America's Test Kitchen have a way of presenting ingredients, techniques and recipes that allow new cooks to be confident in first-time attempts as well as give old hands ideas on how to elevate their own skills. Each chapter addresses specific categories of food, such as beans, seafood, and fruit and sweets. Tips are scattered throughout the recipes - how to clean clams, sort beans, or understanding potato types - handily being right where you need them, a nice touch for both newbies and seasoned chefs. Many photographs and illustrations provide how-to instructions. Complete nutritional information for all the recipes are provided in the appendix, which is a real bonus for those watching sodium intake or counting calories. Get The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook: 500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Living and Eating Well Every Day from the Denver Public Library - Dodie

  5. 5 out of 5

    Colleen

    I LOVE America's Test Kitchen and Cooks Illustrated cookbooks. I've had great success with their recipes. Their cookbooks are unique in that they explain the science behind cooking and baking. They also explain the testing process that occurs to make each recipe its very best. I love the Mediterranean style of cooking but I've had difficulty finding cookbooks that I liked. (Oldways has one but it's not very long.) I was thrilled to see that America's Test Kitchen created a Mediterranean Diet coo I LOVE America's Test Kitchen and Cooks Illustrated cookbooks. I've had great success with their recipes. Their cookbooks are unique in that they explain the science behind cooking and baking. They also explain the testing process that occurs to make each recipe its very best. I love the Mediterranean style of cooking but I've had difficulty finding cookbooks that I liked. (Oldways has one but it's not very long.) I was thrilled to see that America's Test Kitchen created a Mediterranean Diet cookbook (and it was released on my birthday--must be a sign!). So far, I've made French Lentil Soup and Arugula Salad with Figs, Prosciutto, Walnuts and Parmesan and both were delicious, although somewhat time-consuming. (There are plenty of recipes marked "Fast," though.) That's the price you pay for cooking healthy, I guess. I have high hopes for this cookbook and look forward to healthier eating...just as soon as I finish eating the batch of cookies I made from Dorie's Cookies!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kym

    For a cookbook with plenty of delicious-looking recipes, look no farther. These Mediterranean recipes encompass many different nationalities of cooking. Even if you didn't grow up eating some of these, they look familiar. They also look doable. The Mediterranean diet is based on fresh produce, olive oil, fish and local meats, and simple sweets. There are a few internationally-centric ingredients but you shouldn't have to look too hard to find them. America's Test Kitchen did this cookbook right. For a cookbook with plenty of delicious-looking recipes, look no farther. These Mediterranean recipes encompass many different nationalities of cooking. Even if you didn't grow up eating some of these, they look familiar. They also look doable. The Mediterranean diet is based on fresh produce, olive oil, fish and local meats, and simple sweets. There are a few internationally-centric ingredients but you shouldn't have to look too hard to find them. America's Test Kitchen did this cookbook right. Very few of the recipes require turning a page to complete the instructions. The photos are small, but helpful. I'll be purchasing this cookbook (I always check them out from the library first) and will enjoy using it regularly.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Debra Byrd

    This book has the best green vegetable recipes I have ever tasted. I'm very impressed. This book has the best green vegetable recipes I have ever tasted. I'm very impressed.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Katelyn Jenkins

    You bet ye bottom dollar i'm spending me last dollars on this. You bet ye bottom dollar i'm spending me last dollars on this.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Trish

    This is a great Mediterranean cookbook. Lots of recipes!

  10. 5 out of 5

    tinyteaplots

    I prefer more pics in my cookbooks.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    So, I wanted to learn more about the Mediterranean diet (diet as in how to eat NOT diet as in how to lose weight) but this book wasn't it. It was more to do with recipes and less about what makes the Mediterranean diet what it is. I guess Cookbook should have been a big clue. Thankfully, all the recipes that interested me can be found on Pinterest. Love that! So, I wanted to learn more about the Mediterranean diet (diet as in how to eat NOT diet as in how to lose weight) but this book wasn't it. It was more to do with recipes and less about what makes the Mediterranean diet what it is. I guess Cookbook should have been a big clue. Thankfully, all the recipes that interested me can be found on Pinterest. Love that!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mskychick

    Eh. I don’t need to buy this one. Which surprises me, because usually I love ATK books and I love Mediterranean food. But there were not new or intriguing recipes in here that I don’t already have variations on from other sources. So I’m glad I checked this out from the library rather than blindly buying it first.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Just about every recipe I've made is delicious. Just about every recipe I've made is delicious.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Felicia

    Beautiful photos. Great recipes.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Alesa

    Oh man. This is the BEST cookbook ever. It's easy to use, practical, and filled with stunning photos. I'm looking forward to years and years of fun testing out the various recipes. A dream come true. Oh man. This is the BEST cookbook ever. It's easy to use, practical, and filled with stunning photos. I'm looking forward to years and years of fun testing out the various recipes. A dream come true.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ruth

    I love all the books from The America’s Test Kitchen, and this is no exception. Lots of background explanation about the Mediterranean diet, why it works, how to make a switch to more healthy eating, and love the interesting dishes that will become your new normal. Thorough explanations for all the recipes, complete with photos when needed and helpful. Looking forward to trying out the many new recipes and techniques contained in this large volume.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kara Thomas

    What's great about American's Test Kitchen cookbooks are that they always tell you the process they went through to achieve each recipe and why the recipes work. There are so many more flavors in the Mediterranean than I thought. I'm very interested in trying many of them. Some of the spices are hard to come by though. What's great about American's Test Kitchen cookbooks are that they always tell you the process they went through to achieve each recipe and why the recipes work. There are so many more flavors in the Mediterranean than I thought. I'm very interested in trying many of them. Some of the spices are hard to come by though.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Don Gillette

    Another really good cookbook from America's Test Kitchen. Just like their others, they dissect dishes and put them back together with tweaks and twists to save time and enhance the finished product. I like to read these to get ideas since I'm the chef in the family and this one was not disappointing. Another keeper. Another really good cookbook from America's Test Kitchen. Just like their others, they dissect dishes and put them back together with tweaks and twists to save time and enhance the finished product. I like to read these to get ideas since I'm the chef in the family and this one was not disappointing. Another keeper.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Brianna Sowinski

    So many of the recipes looked delicious, I didn't know where to start. I can't wait to check this one out again and try some recipes. ATK explanations are always on point and the photos are plentiful and appealing. So many of the recipes looked delicious, I didn't know where to start. I can't wait to check this one out again and try some recipes. ATK explanations are always on point and the photos are plentiful and appealing.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ietrio

    A nice book, with enough recipes to find something you like.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    I really like this cookbook. It's got great sounding recipes and everything is explained really well. Super impressed. I really like this cookbook. It's got great sounding recipes and everything is explained really well. Super impressed.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Julie Bates

    Nice reference. I like how Cooks Illustrated explains the why as well as the how of their recipes.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Thompson

    Great for learning what I did wrong.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jackie

    Delicious, foolproof recipes, but heavy on the oil, so don't look here for weight loss. Delicious, foolproof recipes, but heavy on the oil, so don't look here for weight loss.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Aprilleigh

    I'm a big fan of America's Test Kitchen. You can actually teach someone to cook using their books because they're loaded with interesting tips and advice about why certain ingredients were chosen in "Why This Recipe Works" paragraphs for each recipe. There are also a variety of other tidbits spread throughout the book, including advice on zesting, dried beans, how to prepare fava beans, salad greens, and using parchment. There is a short section at the beginning that covers the basics of a Medite I'm a big fan of America's Test Kitchen. You can actually teach someone to cook using their books because they're loaded with interesting tips and advice about why certain ingredients were chosen in "Why This Recipe Works" paragraphs for each recipe. There are also a variety of other tidbits spread throughout the book, including advice on zesting, dried beans, how to prepare fava beans, salad greens, and using parchment. There is a short section at the beginning that covers the basics of a Mediterranean diet and what your pantry basics will be, as well as appendices that provide nutritional information for each recipe (# servings is the only thing included with the recipe itself) and some conversion tables (weight, volume, temperature, etc.). The recipes are plentiful and varied, with detailed preparation instructions. Vegetarian recipes and those that take less than 45 minutes to prepare are prominently marked. All the basics, like Tzatziki, Ratatouille, and Spanakopita. They even include some popular spice blends (Herbes de Provence is popular in my house, although my version is a little different than the one in the book).

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    This stunning cookbook is worthy, I’m sure of five stars but Goodreads asks “What did you think?” and I think many of the recipes are beyond me. That said, I can not wait to make the Braised Asparagus, Peas, and Radishes with Tarragon. There are a great many vegetable recipes either vegetarian or with a bit of nonvegetarian stuff. Seafood plays a BIG part in this cookbook, however, the lobster, squid, and octopus are off the table in my house. The last chapters are delicious looking breads and s This stunning cookbook is worthy, I’m sure of five stars but Goodreads asks “What did you think?” and I think many of the recipes are beyond me. That said, I can not wait to make the Braised Asparagus, Peas, and Radishes with Tarragon. There are a great many vegetable recipes either vegetarian or with a bit of nonvegetarian stuff. Seafood plays a BIG part in this cookbook, however, the lobster, squid, and octopus are off the table in my house. The last chapters are delicious looking breads and sweets (mostly fruit). The cookbook has a plethora of the clever tips and tricks you expect from America’s Test Kitchen.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Debby

    ATK is my go to source for recipes and I’ve made hundreds of them, over the years. I need to focus on a healthier diet, due to some recent heart issues. This book is the answer! There are planets of photos, including “how to”. I love Mediterranean flavors. So, while these are. To my typical comfort food genre, there is so much flavor. This changes my prior mind sight that healthy food is boring! I don’t make enough salads, and I got plenty of ideas in this book. The food looks colorful and flavo ATK is my go to source for recipes and I’ve made hundreds of them, over the years. I need to focus on a healthier diet, due to some recent heart issues. This book is the answer! There are planets of photos, including “how to”. I love Mediterranean flavors. So, while these are. To my typical comfort food genre, there is so much flavor. This changes my prior mind sight that healthy food is boring! I don’t make enough salads, and I got plenty of ideas in this book. The food looks colorful and flavorful. I’m getting started today!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    This was yet another terrific cookbook by America's Test Kitchen, filled with their trademark detail and instruction, and I will probably be buying my own copy. If there is a thing I wish, it is that the number of recipes with meat and seafood more closely approximated how much of those items that it is recommended you eat; as usual, as a vegetarian I am going to have to "lose" a significant portion of the cookbook. Still, there is a lot there for me, and it looks do-able. This was yet another terrific cookbook by America's Test Kitchen, filled with their trademark detail and instruction, and I will probably be buying my own copy. If there is a thing I wish, it is that the number of recipes with meat and seafood more closely approximated how much of those items that it is recommended you eat; as usual, as a vegetarian I am going to have to "lose" a significant portion of the cookbook. Still, there is a lot there for me, and it looks do-able.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jess

    This was a solid cookbook. I like that it showed you the cutting/prepping technique for food items used in recipes in addition to the actual recipes. It also breaks down the brands of food and the differences between them. I'll be buying this book. I think I highlighted close to ....half the book. This was a solid cookbook. I like that it showed you the cutting/prepping technique for food items used in recipes in addition to the actual recipes. It also breaks down the brands of food and the differences between them. I'll be buying this book. I think I highlighted close to ....half the book.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    Unfortunately The recipes used cumin in most of the foods.Cumin is a spice that I don’t like much and the recipes seemed unappetizing. I also would not add cinnamon to my foods unless it was a dessert.

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