dishes that read like poetry: pomegranate fattoush, burrata on bruschetta, huevos a la flamenca, strawberries in muscatel with shortbread. Twenty delicious and easy recipes from the north and south of the Mediterranean. We’ve baked Richard Olney’s legendary fennel with white wine, Claudia Roden’s chicken with olives and boiled lemons, Imad Alarnab’s fried halibut. Simple lunches and dinners to eat inside or out. Pasta con le sarde from Giorgio Locatelli, black figs, feta and red wine from Selin Kiazim. Summer food for friends or family, or an almost effortless treat on your own.
Perfect to eat on a summer evening with some grilled fish, or just with some warm bread
Hot, cold, on a sandwich, as part of a sharing meal – this Greek dish is as versatile as it is delicious
The tart lemony flavors and tantalizing ginger flavors of one of the most famous Moroccan tajines work wonderfully in this bake
The summery flavors of new potatoes and fresh peas with Middle Eastern spices is a winning combination
There are many different versions of this simple Andalusian dish, but good bread and a glass of wine are essential
This dish combines flavors of a garlicky Greek potato sauce and a spiced Turkish fish marinade
Adding melon and pastis to this classic Andalusian soup makes it a tasty dish on a hot summer day.
With Arabian flavors such as saffron, plus fennel and anchovies from the island itself, this dish sums up Sicily
Fish and tahini is an irresistible combination, but you can also do it without it to make a quick midweek meal.
Few things are better than dipping bread in the spicy dressing at the bottom of this crunchy sweet salad
Filled with creamy stracciatella, burrata is deliciously tempting and best eaten very simply with seasonal vegetables
With its crushed tomato and olive oil, this sandwich is a taste of every Maltese’s childhood
Gently spiced with Lebanese flavors, plus the tart taste of feta, this dish is perfect for sharing with many guests
A traditional summer dish in Syria, this recipe is simple, fresh and packed with lemony, buttery flavors
A delicious, gently spiced Spanish dish that will fill your home with delicious aromas
This seasonal summer vegetable is sweet and juicy and fragrant with the wine it’s cooked in
A retro Greek Cypriot pudding usually made with leftover cake, here a little fancier with poached cherries and rose petals
Combined with a salty cheese and a sweet syrup, the taste of this typical Mediterranean fruit comes to the fore
This typical summer fruit cooked in a sweet wine from Málaga is even more delicious when served with shortbread
This homely pudding is transformed into an elegant dinner party with a topping of fruit compote