Author(s): Maria Elia; Jonathan Gregson (Photographer)
Learn how to smoke an aubergine over a gas flame, which you can then turn into a curry, or mash and mix with potato, griddle, roll in dukkah and wrap around mozzarella; grill with miso, Japanese style; or blitz into a Mediterranean salad. Her unique `Textures of' sections give you some fantastically inspired ideas for common ingredients. With over 120 recipes divided into chapters including Stylish Starters, Sensational Mains, Sofa Suppers, Sassy Sides and Stunningly Sweet, this is truly a vegetarian adventure.
What a beautiful book to both look at and cook from. Even though I’m not vegetarian, I try to have 2 meatless meals a week that go beyond eggs on toast and this book definitely helps. With Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences, this cookbook is on top of the pile.
Alicia, The Book Grocer
Brought up under the stove at her Greek Cypriot father's restaurant in Richmond, Maria Elia has worked as head chef of Delfina, Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room (where she garnered 2AA rosettes) and as executive chef at Joe's Cafe in London. Maria is a contributor to Food and Travel, Olive and Waitrose Food Illustrated, and in 2011 Kyle Books published her second book Full of Flavour.