A collection of timeless and versatile recipes inspired by the food of the Mediterranean countries, for every day, every occasion and every appetite. Take a journey through your favourite flavours from the Mediterranean, with over 100 recipes influenced and inspired by the food prepared and enjoyed in France, Spain, Greece and Italy. This is crowd-pleasing, life-giving food, designed to be shared and that you will make time and time again, favourites that stand the test of time. ALL are welcome at Kathy Kordalis' table, as traditionally, the Mediterranean diet was based on mainly vegetarian meals and protein for celebrations, the perfect basis for a 'flexitarian' approach. In a meal-planning section there are recommendations on how to create a meal for people with specific dietary needs. Being mindful of seasonality and food availability is important, but without it affecting your joy, because as well as providing nourishment, food should bring you happiness. This super-versatile recipe collection features sauces, pickles and ferments for the fridge and store-cupboard, recipes for easy home-made breads, seasonal vegetable dishes (including salads, sides and mains), fish plates from the sea and meat plates from the land, plus deliciously indulgent sweet things. In addition, Mediterranean Summer Table is peppered with vignettes on key Mediterranean ingredients, from olives and olive oil to honey and saffron, to create a beautiful cookbook, and a reference to treasure and revisit time and time again.