About The Mediterranean Cook
A celebration of seasonal produce, the Mediterranean way.
Warm and generous, Meni’s recipes are a celebration of seasonality sprinkled with a bit of nostalgia for a simple, Mediterranean way of life.
– Emiko Davies
Meni invites us into her kitchen to share in her knowledge of Mediterranean cuisine as well as wonderful dishes such as pickled peppers stuffed with cabbage, bouyourdi, home-made filo pastry, and chocolate and fig tart. The recipes celebrate lovely, seasonal, abundant Mediterranean food for sharing, along with beautiful photography.
– Tessa Kiros
Escape to the Mediterranean with Meni Valle’s celebration of the fresh and flavour-packed cuisine of the region, with more than 75 vegetarian recipes. From roasted eggplants and tangy artichokes to perfectly flaky pastry boats and juicy grilled plums and figs, each dish is an invitation to savour the sensational flavours of the countries that border the Mediterranean.
Following slow food values, Valle’s recipes are simple and seasonal, showcasing how to get the best out of fresh, local produce, all year round. Featuring beautiful photographs of each recipe, as well as step-by-step images to guide the reader through more intricate preparations, The Mediterranean Cook is a heartfelt and beautifully captured homage to a cuisine rich in flavour and history.
Fans of Alison Roman, Diana Henry and Elizabeth David will adore this warm, salty-aired celebration of Mediterranean produce.