Mediterranean Small Plates Cookbook Review

Mediterranean Small Plates Cookbook Review

Title: Mediterranean Small Plates: Platters and Spreads from the World's Healthiest Cuisine
Author: Clifford Wright
Published: August 23, 2022, Harvard Common Press
No. of Pages: 192
Cover Price: $30.00 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

If you’re looking for mouthwatering foods for a cocktail party or get-together, Mediterranean Small Plates: Platters and Spreads from the World's Healthiest Cuisine is definitely the book you’ll want to have on your cookbook shelf. It’s full of fabulous ideas covering several Mediterranean countries, including Spain, France, Greece, Turkey, The Balkans, and the Middle East. The recipes are for dishes that can be served either as main dishes or appetizers, and are the kind of dishes that will appeal to a large audience.

The recipes are written in the traditional form, and are easy to follow. While some recipes call for foreign ingredients, these can be easily obtained at specialty grocery stores or on the internet. The extra effort is worth it. There is enough variety in the recipes that anyone will be able to make a good party menu that will appeal to any group. There are also some suggested menus at the end of the book that are suitable for any party. Incidentally, the meatballs with pine nuts are divine.

All told, anyone who likes tapas or small plates of appetizers will want to pick up this excellent cookbook for great ideas. There are recipes that can be made for small dinners, also, so this cookbook can be used for dozens of family meals or for entertaining. This is a cookbook that will be used often. It is highly recommended for both beginning and advanced cooks who like to serve innovative food.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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