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Mediterra is a beautiful cookbook full of wonderful recipes from the more unusual to the everyday! It is very authentic but not inaccessible.
I have already made the Greek Salad and Tiramisu from this book and I can tell you that the tiramisu recipe is simple and delicious!

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A gorgeous cookbook. The recipes are fabulous and true to the cuisine. The photos in this book are absolutely stunning!!

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"Mediterra" is a comprehensive cookbook on the Mediterranean region. The photographs are beautiful and the recipes are easy to follow! The book is divided into regions with a description of each of the region's unique characteristics. A must have cookbook for anyone who is interested in the foods of the Mediteranean region or is interested in learning new recipes from another part of the world. Thank you Netgalley for the preview of this new cookbook.

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Mediterra captures the essence of Mediterranean food. love cookbooks that transport you to somewhere else - and this one does! Beautiful photos and lovely recipes. The measurements are in metric so that may be troublesome for some American cooks, though I think the conversion is worth it.

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“Mediterra” is an absolute bounty of information, both through prose and recipes, that beautifully captures the essence of Mediterranean cuisine. Each dish feels like a delightful surprise, offering a fresh perspective on Mediterranean ingredients. From Spain to Tunisia, Croatia to Morocco, Ben Tish takes us on a culinary journey that celebrates the heart of Mediterranean cooking. The recipes are rich, intense, and alive, reflecting the sun-soaked way of life in this vibrant region. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a kitchen novice, this book invites you to explore the flavors, sights, and smells of the Mediterranean sea right at your own table.

We made two mouthwatering recipes from this amazing book: Grilled Steaks on Toast
with caramelised onions, red peppers and melting cheese. Asparagus, Ricotta and Mint. The instructions were easy to follow and created fresh tasting, flavorful meals!

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Mediterra is a beautiful and inviting cookbook into Mediterranean cuisine across four regions. The dishes use a wide range of ingredients, and I think there is a recipe in here for anyone. There are salads, grilled dishes, pastas, soups, and baked goods.

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This is a great cookbook of recipes from throughout Mediterranean regions. It wasn’t a great fit for me personally for several reasons. Firstly, there are not a lot of photos. Secondly, no nutritional information is provided. Thirdly, I like to cook frugally with lots of local and foraged ingredients. These recipes use ingredients as far from my rural Minnesota home as you can get so they are neither frugal nor local for me. Fourthly, the author is a gourmet chef and restaurateur and while I’m sure the dishes are delicious, they are generally more work than I feel like going to on a normal evening. Lastly, I had a hard time reading about the author’s life of extreme privilege or relating to him. He talks a lot about growing up vacationing with his family in the south of France, taking wine sampling vacations, island hopping in Greece and so on. He travels the world and that is great for him but all of the talk of it felt a little offputting to me. That’s not to say people won’t love this book. I’m just not the target audience.

I read a temporary digital copy of this book for review.

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Mediterranean cuisine is having a much deserved moment! And I could not be happier.


Ben Tish has gathered stories, recipes and gorgeous photos, in one place for all of us. The recipes aren’t crazy, they are quite achievable for the home cook.
I tried a few and they are delicious. Which ones were my favorite?
Lebanese seven spice falafel, pork belly gyros, and lentils with pumpkin.


All were very simple but delicious. Lovely book.


Bloomsbury August 13, 2024

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‘Mediterra’ cookbook by Ben Tosh, is an absolute bounty of information, both through prose and recipes, that beautifully captures the essence of Mediterranean cuisine.

I felt like each dish is a delightful surprise, offering a fresh perspective on Mediterranean ingredients. ‘
It was clear very quickly that Mediterra is not just a cookbook; it’s an invitation to explore and savor Mediterranean cooking.
I absolutely loved it!

Thankyou to author Ben Tish, Bloomsbury Publishing, and NetGalley for allowing me to see this treat of a cookbook!
Charlene 📚🌸🤗 @lastnownext

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In my opinion, cookbooks should include photographs for all recipes. The photographs that are included are colourful and enticing, but there are a quite a few recipes where there are no photographs at all. Most people, myself included, will choose to cook a recipe based on what the dish looks like first. If I were to purchase this cookbook, I probably would not attempt the recipes without first knowing what they are supposed to look like. As well, the author goes on at length about his travels around the Mediterranean, different places, and different methods of cooking such as wood-burning ovens. It would have been nice for some photos of this to be included as well.

Thank you to NetGalley and Bloomsbury for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Achievable recipes with mouth-watering photographs. A great addition to your mediterranean cookbook shelf.

Thank you to the Publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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