The Mediterranean Dish: 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You'll Make on Repeat: A Mediterranean Cookbook (Hardcover)
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Karadsheh shared her dad’s saying: Make it your job to put a smile on someone’s face. The bright colors and fresh tastes of her Mediterranean recipes will make you smile. The book is my favorite cookbook combination: stories, traditions, easy-to-follow recipes, and pictures that make looking at the book an enjoyable experience.— Ashby
“I want to cook everything in this book! It’s not just beautiful—the recipes are fresh and exciting.”—Gina Homolka, New York Times bestselling author of the Skinnytaste cookbooks
What began as one of the first online Mediterranean food blogs has blossomed into the leading site for modern Mediterranean cooking and lifestyle with millions of readers—and now it is the inspiration for the long-awaited first cookbook from Suzy Karadsheh. In her cookbook, Suzy brings cross-culturally inspired dishes from throughout the Mediterranean into American home kitchens, using easy-to-find ingredients and easy-to-follow, tested-to-perfection recipes to make your meals more vibrant, delicious, and yes—even a little healthier, too!
Born and raised by the sea in Port Said, Egypt, Suzy lived in Michigan and Des Moines with her family before moving to Atlanta, where she now lives. Her modern cooking reflects the rich and complex traditions of the Mediterranean and Middle East, from Greece and southern Spain to Jordan and Tunisia, as well as inspiration from her new Southern roots. Practical and weeknight-easy recipes include: Spanakopita Egg Muffins, Chicken Shawarma Bowls, Garlicky Spinach and Chickpea Soup with Lemon and Pecorino Romano, Roasted Asparagus Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil, Middle Eastern Rice Pilaf with Toasted Vermicelli and Pine Nuts, Orange-Cardamom Olive Oil Cake, and of course Homemade Pita Bread to serve with just about everything.
Suzy’s winning combination of approachable instructions, reliable recipes, stunning photography, charming authentic stories, and simple assemblies is sure to thrill anyone hungry to eat healthier food that bursts with flavor and spice.
“Suzy Karadsheh’s style of cooking reminds me much of my own. She grew up in Egypt in her mother’s kitchen, and for her, the smells and flavors of Egyptian-Mediterranean cooking are memories steeped in her childhood. I visited Egypt for the first time with my daughter, and Suzy’s recipes bring me right back. I am looking forward to cooking more from this cookbook and reliving those flavors. Her recipes are straightforward and simple but carry all the complex flavors, aromas, and colors of the Mediterranean. Brava, Suzy.”—Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, bestselling author, Emmy Award-winning TV personality, and businesswoman
“By sharing everything from time-honored family dishes to brilliant updates on the classics, Suzy Karadsheh shows us how versatile, delicious, and healthy Mediterranean cooking can be. These produce-forward, super-fresh, healthy recipes will become staples in your kitchen!”—Adeena Sussman, author of Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors from My Israeli Kitchen
“‘Eat with the seasons. Use mostly whole foods. And, above all else, share!’ enjoins food blogger Karadsheh in her vibrant debut, a generous trove of go-to recipes steeped in the Mediterranean’s diverse culinary traditions . . . This is as full of flavor as it is hospitality.”—Publishers Weekly