Over 400 vibran step-by-step recipes from the shores of the sunshine countries of the Mediterranean: Italy, Greece, France, Spain, North Africa & the Middle East with over 1400 stunning photographs. Sweet & savory, traditional & innovative, this collection of delicious recipes evokes the flavors, aromas & colors that typify the culture & cuisine of these sun-baked lands. Incldues recipes for soups & appetizers, vegetable dishes, salads, fish & shellfish, meat, poultry & game, all using a wealth of traditional ingredients & cooking techniques. A rich variety of grains, pulses & breads are covered, from authentic risottos to delicious olive breads, plus mouth-watering desserts & pastries. Every recipe is photographed in various stages & each is accompanied by a glorious picture of the finished dish, making this stunning collection both highly accessible & fabulously inspirational.