The acclaimed chef and author ofHow to Roast a Lamboffers a simple strategy for healthy cooking, highlighting the ease, deliciousness, and proven benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
Doctors have extolled the virtues of the Mediterranean diet for decades, but no chef has given home cooks the recipes they'll want to make again and again--until now. InLive to Eat, Michael Psilakis modernizes the food of his heritage to prove that clean, healthy meals can also be comforting and easy to prepare.
Cooking the Mediterranean way means deliciousness, not deprivation: a nearly endless array of satisfying weeknight meals for your family can start with just seven easy-to-find staples, from Greek yogurt to simple tomato sauce.
is responsible for putting Modern Greek cuisine on the culinary map. Psilakis has earned many of the food world's highest honors including Chef of the Year fromBon App?tit
, a Michelin star, and a James Beard Award nomination. He owns Kefi, Fishtag, and MP Taverna in New York. I have a few hundred cookbooks, but only one Greek cookbook... So it's a good thing I now have celebrity chef Michael Psilakis' new bookLive to Eat: Cooking the Mediterranean Way...
Rather than ignore his professional chef status in order to gain trust from home cooks, Psilakis takes inspiration from it, using his experience to crafta brilliantly-structured Mediterranean cookbook.
He focuses on restaurant-grade prep work-specifically in terms of seven key ingredients, which he uses as building blocks for subsequent recipes in the book. Because when you have blanched vegetables and tomato sauce on hand-two of Psilakis' all-important base ingredients-weeknight dinners of sauteed pork tenderloin or cinnamon-scented cauliflower with tomato soup can become a habit. l3(