The Mediterranean Cook

A year of seasonal eating


A celebration of seasonal produce, the Mediterranean way.


ISBN: 9781922754875 Category:

Meni Valle


Escape to the Mediterranean with Meni Valle’s celebration of the fresh and flavour-packed cuisine of the region, with more than 80 vegetarian recipes. From roasted eggplants and tangy artichokes to perfectly flaky pastry boats and juicy grilled plums and figs, each dish is an invitation to savor the sensational flavours of the Mediterranean.

Following slow food values, Valle’s recipes are simple and seasonal, showcasing how to get the best out of fresh, local produce, all year round. Featuring beautiful photographs of each recipe, as well as step-by-step images to guide the reader through different preparations, The Mediterranean Cook is perfect for anyone looking to adopt a healthier, plant-focused diet, without sacrificing on flavour.

Fans of Ottolenghi, Diana Henry and Elizabeth David will adore this vibrant, salty-aired celebration of Mediterranean produce.

Additional information

Weight 1148 g
Dimensions 26.3 x 21.7 cm
Publisher name Smith Street Books
Publication date 27 February 2024
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26.3 x 21.7 cm
Weight 1148 g


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Meni Valle is a Greek-Australian cookbook author and food teacher. Her rich Greek heritage, coupled with her love for travel and food, has seen Meni become one of Australia's most-respected authorities on Mediterranean cuisine. When she is not writing cookbooks, Meni shares her knowledge and passion for Greek food through cooking classes and culinary tours to Greece, where she loves connecting with locals and discovering new recipes. She also regularly presents at festivals and conferences and contributes to magazines.

The Mediterranean Cook is Meni's sixth cookbook, following My Greek Kitchen
(2011), My Mediterranean Kitchen
(2012), Everyday Mediterranean (2015), Mediterranean Lifestyle Cooking (2019) and Ikaria (2020).