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#FVMDGG #Giveaway: #33: Mediterranean Cookbook #DKMothersDayBoutique


DK Canada Mother's Day Boutique

I'm the kind of mom who loves to cook, and try out new recipes to feed my family. Nothing makes me happier than supper meals, as they are the one time each day my family is guaranteed to be together. So given an opportunity to review a cookbook via DK Canada's Mother's Day Boutique, I knew I had to jump on it and get a giveaway for you mom's out there as well.

Bringing together authentic recipes from Italy, Greece, Provence, northern Africa, and the Middle East, DK's Mediterranean Cookbook gives cooks the necessary tools to recreate the flavors of the Mediterranean in their own homes.
Fresh, healthy, and easy to make, the Mediterranean Cookbook contains more than 300 recipes, from Citrus Lamb Tagine and Leek Moussaka to Panzanella and Tzatziki.
Whether it's the food of Tuscany, Provence, the Greek Islands, Morocco, or Spain, DK's Mediterranean Cookbook is a wonderful resource for families that want to eat fresh, fast, and healthy.


  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: DK ADULT (March 31, 2014)
  • ISBN: 9781465417619




REVIEW:
I wanted this book because I married Italian and we eat a lot of Mediterranean foods already. I just wanted better knowledge and more recipes to deal with. When I browsed through, the hubby chose this Italian bread salad for me to make.
Panzanetta
This 'bread salad' is called Panzanetta. It's generally made with leftover ciabatta bread, plum tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, and some herbs, oil, vinegar and spices. I wasn't sure I would like it, but it was surprisingly delicious! For my first time having it, I was surprised at the great flavor and texture. The bread didn't get soggy, it just absorbed all the flavors. I can't wait to make it again and again, plus try much more out as well.
I also loved being able to use herbs from my indoor garden. That was a nice touch.
I definitely recommend this book and the series of cookbooks it fits with. I think I have them all!

5/5


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Comments

  1. I would like to learn more about the food of Morocco!

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  2. Greece - love the food.
    Cheers.

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  3. I'd love to feast on Greek and Romanian foods :)

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  4. I'd lik to eat from any of the countries provided I was there ;) Otherwise, Italy or Greece. That salad would be a hit in my house!

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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  5. I love Italian food

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