Who’s the author? Well-loved and respected chef, TV presenter and author Rick Stein. Rick has produced an array of award-winning books and television series, including Rick Stein's India, Seafood, Seafood Lover's Guide, Taste of the Sea, Food Heroes, French Odyssey, Mediterranean Escapes, Coast to Coast and Far Eastern Odyssey. All of his books and programmes show a commitment to good-quality produce, sustainable fishing and good husbandry.
What’s it about? Accompanying the major BBC Two series, Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul includes over 100 spectacular Eastern Mediterranean recipes discovered by Rick during his travels across Italy, Greece, Croatia, Albania and Turkey.
Recipes we love: Split Stuffed Aubergines, Lamb & Pistachio Kofte, Seafood Linguine and Dalmatian Fresh Fig Tart.
Good book for: Anyone who is a real foodie. With inspiration from the mythical heart of Greece to the fruits of the Black Sea coast; from Croatian and Albanian flavours to the spices and aromas of Turkey and beyond, there is so much to love about this fantasticly vibrant cookbook.
You’ll like it if: You enjoy Eastern Mediterranean flavours, like to try new and exotic recipes or are often in search of exciting dishes and inspiration for dinner parties and entertaining friends and family. Packed with stunning photography of the food and locations, and filled with Rick's passion for fresh produce and authentic cooking, this is a stunning collection of inspiring recipes to evoke the magic of the Eastern Mediterranean at home.
Recipes from Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul
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