A Book of Mediterranean Food

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Penguin UK, Dec 6, 2013 - Cooking - 240 pages

A Book of Mediterranean Food - published in 1950 - was Elizabeth David's first book and it is based
on a collection of recipes she made while living in France, Italy, the Greek islands and Egypt.

'Britain's most inspirational food writer' Independent

She gives us hearty pasta and polenta dishes from Italy; aromatic and tangy salads from Turkey and Greece;
and tasty seafood and saffron dishes from Spain.

Whether it is the simplicity of hummus or the delicious blending of flavours found in plates of ratatouille or paella, Elizabeth David's wonderful recipes are imbued with all the delights of the sunny south.

'Not only did she transform the way we cooked but she is a delight to read' Express on Sunday

Elizabeth David is the woman who changed the face of British cooking. She introduced post-war Britain to the sun-drenched delights of the Mediterranean and her recipes brought new flavours and aromas into
kitchens across Britain.


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I had never heard of Ms. David until I read "Something to Declare" by Julian Barnes, one of the collected essays is about her and her recipes. She comes off as a British Julia Child. Many of the ... Read full review

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When I first picked up Mediterranean Cooking I was trying to decide if Elizabeth David truly expected the everyday housewife to cook from this book. The magic of her writing is that her methods as far ... Read full review

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Elizabeth David (1913-1992) travelled widely during the Second World War, throughout Europe, the Middle East and India. She returned to England in 1946 to write the classic Mediterranean Food, followed by five other books that all became bestsellers. Also a prolific journalist, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1982, and a CBE in 1986.

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