'The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook' on Serious Eats

Last Week's Contest Winners

The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: missmicker, jymbrittain, inismom, emf77, pjlein. Bottle Shock: dusksunset, hmcnally, HeartofGlass. Winners have been notified by email and also appear on our Contest Winners page. Thanks to everyone who entered!... More

Cook the Book: 'The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook'

With a handful of feta here and a tub of yogurt there, The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook doesn't read much like a dieter's guide. If you're looking for a quick (and probably unpleasant) way to drop a dress size, this isn't it. Veteran food authority Nancy Harmon Jenkins is concerned with your lifelong health, not your upcoming highschool reunion. Since ancient times, the Greeks and southern Italians have been consuming a largely plant-based diet, with small amounts of meat, fish, and dairy, and with olive oil as the principal fat. They've been known to pour themselves glass of wine now and again, too. And if you've read your classics, you'll know that the average Greek or Roman, providing he wasn't... More

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