Delicious cuisine transports you to Italy's sunny shores. As you cook each divine dish presented in Mediterranean Cuisine: Secrets from Coastal Italian Kitchens, your senses will delight in the robust flavors of Italy. The diverse cultures of Italy's Mediterranean basin are represented in these phenomenal, authentic recipes that were all developed and tested in the kitchens of Italy's revered culinary institute: Academia Barilla. The Mediterranean diet. Each recipe is based on the Mediterranean diet, a healthy eating plan that has wholesome, unprocessed ingredients at its heart: Fresh fruits and vegetables Whole grains Fish Meat in moderation 120 healthful and authentic recipes. A preface by acclaimed chef, Todd English, will inspire you to prepare these delizioso recipes for all of your family and friends. Step-by-step instructions, cooking tips and techniques are ideal for home cooks and all you need to make healthful dishes with the Mediterranean region's vibrant flavors: Antipasti Pizza Focaccia Fish Meat Desserts Over 100 appetizing, colorful photographs. Each of the beautifully photographed, finished dishes will whet your appetite and inspire you to try the fabulous dishes in Mediterranean Cuisine.