Coastline: The Food of Mediterranean Italy, France, and Spain
A river of gold flows through western Italy, southern France, and eastern Spain. It’s the olive oil that links three great cuisines, along with a love of garlic, seafood, peppers, fresh herbs, and seasonal vegetables. In stories and recipes, and beautiful location photography, Coastline explores the legacy of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Vikings, who left the gift of a “cuisine of the sun” flavored with generosity and conviviality. Despite having different cultures and dialects, Spain’s east coast, France’s south coast, and Italy’s west coast are connected through their love for food. A drizzle of olive oil, fresh seafood, garlic, legumes, herbs, and vegetables contribute effortlessly to a healthy lifestyle. Lucio Galletto and David Dale’s Coastline is a collection of stories, debates, beautiful images, and delicious Mediterranean recipes including salads, pasta sauces, pizza and pies, soups and stews, family feasts, and desserts from the fishing villages, farms, and cobbled squares around the golden crescent. Woven through the recipes and stories, Lucio and David debate who does what better and where to go to eat the very best of the region’s cuisine. Each recipe is inspired by traditional dishes, plucked straight from Mediterranean towns and communities. Learn to cook up vibrant fresh pesto; shrimp in almond batter; fried ravioli with Swiss chard and pumpkin fillings; Socca or Farinata (crisp chickpea pancakes); the definitive bouillabaisse; hearty lentil and chorizo stew; and crisp Xurros (churros) with chocolate. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photography and over 100 recipes, Coastline is an absolute essential for any home cook who enjoys the flavorsome dishes of the Mediterranean.