If you believe that vegetables are the keystone to a sound diet, and if you believe, as more than a few influential cooks do, that many vegetables are best-- and best prepared— in countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, this [book Mediterranean Vegetables] may prove to be the best of all possible books. This is a lively reference book that contains a generous number of workable recipes. Here’s a book that’s likely to make the commute from bedside table to kitchen and back frequently. Voted Top 10 Cookbooks of 2001
- William Rice, Chicago Tribune
My favorite [of the cookbooks reviewed] is Cucina Rapida, a delicious discovery for lovers of Italian food. Most of the recipes can be done in 30 minutes or less, and the flavors are forthright. I’ve cooked a lot from this book since it came out in early summer and have yet to be disappointed. The recipe for Linguine with Shrimp, Spinach, and Lemon is bright-tasting, a memorable supper that I will make again for my family or for casual entertaining.
- Felicia Gressette, Akron Beacon Journal