Modern Mediterranean – Sun-drenched recipes from Mallorca and beyond written by Marc Fosh is a wonderfully exciting cookbook. The recipes in this book are unique and go far beyond what you would normally see in a Mediterranean cookbook. This book is arranged by ingredients that are special to Marc Fosh and it makes for an interesting setup for this book. It is just as fun to read as it is to use and I’m sure you will enjoy the journey this book takes you on as well.
Modern Mediterranean Chapters
- Iberian Pork
- Mediterranean Herbs
- Olive Oil
- Red Prawns
Each chapter begins with a introduction about the ingredient that is being featured. You will learn a lot in these introductions so be sure to spend a few moments reading this before you jump into the beautiful photography and the mouth watering recipes. Here are a few examples of the recipes that you can fix for yourself at home; Marinated Sea Bass with Roasted Pepper and Preserved Lemon Salad, Grilled Asparagus with Orange Dressing and Romesco Sauce, Olive Oil-Marinated Strawberries with Passion Fruit and Lavender Custard, and Black Truffle, Sage and Pecorino Risotto.
The first recipe that I tried was simple and tasted even better than I imagined. It was Cherry Tomato, Pomegranate and Feta Salad. What makes this recipe really incredible was that you not only used pomegranate seeds, but you also used pomegranate molasses. What a great dish to eat on a warm summer evening. I will say that this book includes recipes that include easy to make beginner dishes all the way up to rather complex and rewarding dishes that push you outside your cooking box.
Another recipe that I was surprised by was for Homemade Harissa. Harissa is a red-hot sauce from North Africa and is used to give a dishes an extra kick. I love to grow peppers so I decided to try this out but I was a little scared because I had never even tried a bottled jar of harissa that you can buy in your grocery store. If you like making pesto – you need to try to make harissa. It is just as fun to make and you will find yourself trying to add it to all sorts of foods.
Modern Mediterranean is a book that you will love to add to your collection, and it’s also a great book for a gift for a friend or family member that loves to try new things. Have fun learning about Marc Fosh’s world and the food that inspires him.
Disclosure: Thank you to Nourish for providing me with a complimentary copy of this e-book for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.