Cookbook giveaway - The Mediterranean Family Table

The Mediterranean Family TableTo help his patients improve their health, Dr. Angelo Acquista began "prescribing" them recipes for nutritious and flavorful home-cooked meals prepared with ingredients key to the Mediterranean diet. In his latest cookbook, The Mediterranean Family Table, he makes his prescription for health available to everyone. Each recipe been carefully selected by Dr. Acquista and is based on his own experiences growing up in Sicily and cooking for his family today.

In addition to 125 recipes, the cookbook contains helpful information on how to instill healthy habits in kids, and advice on buying, storing and using the ingredients key to the Mediterranean diet. To give you a taste of what's inside, Dr. Acquista Acquista has provided three recipe excerpts from the book.

We're delighted to offer five copies of The Mediterranean Family Table to EYB Members. The contest is limited to Members in the US & Canada only.  One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section to this blog post:

Other than lemon or garlic, what is your favorite Mediterranean ingredient?

Please note that you must be signed into the Rafflecopter contest before posting the comment or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends February 17, 2016.


  • Siegal  on  1/20/2016 at 2:05 PM

    Some of my fav Mediterranean ingredients are sumac

  • pkeibel  on  1/20/2016 at 2:11 PM


  • littleliv  on  1/20/2016 at 2:44 PM

    I love olives, they are my favourite Mediterranean ingredient. Adds a burst of flavor and a great addition to many recipes.

  • vinochic  on  1/20/2016 at 3:06 PM

    olive oil!

  • sgump  on  1/20/2016 at 7:31 PM

    Such a good question--but I must agree with vinochic: olive oil it is.

  • ljskop  on  1/20/2016 at 8:13 PM

    Olive oil

  • vickster  on  1/21/2016 at 8:39 AM

    Basil for sure!

  • Arishell  on  1/21/2016 at 8:49 AM

    Olive oil

  • claireT  on  1/21/2016 at 9:23 AM

    Spanish tomatoes!

  • sarahawker  on  1/21/2016 at 10:43 AM


  • sbh2006  on  1/21/2016 at 2:36 PM

    I would have to say olive oil / Mediterranean olives, although it's hard to choose just one as sun-dried tomatoes are a close second! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  • AndieG52  on  1/21/2016 at 3:25 PM

    Olive oil, then basil

  • hillsboroks  on  1/21/2016 at 3:32 PM

    How can anyone choose just one favorite Mediterranean ingredient? Olive is obvious but what about anchovies, capers, tomatoes, and olives?

  • fjain  on  1/21/2016 at 6:09 PM


  • eliza  on  1/21/2016 at 6:27 PM

    I love fresh basil.

  • jupflute  on  1/21/2016 at 7:09 PM

    olive oil

  • carollf  on  1/22/2016 at 2:57 AM

    Olive oil just start with

  • FJT  on  1/22/2016 at 9:58 AM


  • Waderu  on  1/22/2016 at 11:31 AM

    pesto - combines olive oil, fresh basil and pine nuts...yum

  • kprovost  on  1/22/2016 at 11:54 AM

    Greek olives!

  • cjc67  on  1/22/2016 at 2:01 PM

    Feta Cheese

  • t.t  on  1/22/2016 at 4:37 PM


  • Zosia  on  1/22/2016 at 5:32 PM

    Olive oil

  • djoh437938  on  1/22/2016 at 5:47 PM

    Olive oil

  • tanager  on  1/23/2016 at 9:21 AM


  • clairew137  on  1/23/2016 at 2:54 PM

    Olive oil

  • Elsat  on  1/23/2016 at 5:01 PM

    almonds or pine nuts

  • reno2014  on  1/23/2016 at 8:54 PM

    Tomatoes and olives are two of my favorites. I like basil for a spice as well.

  • elysek  on  1/24/2016 at 5:35 PM

    Oregano is one of my favorite ingredients in Mediterranean cooking.

  • Sarabclever  on  1/25/2016 at 9:56 AM

    Feta cheese!

  • decorates  on  1/25/2016 at 6:38 PM

    Olive oil, all day, every day

  • pgarcia  on  1/26/2016 at 3:07 PM


  • ballen  on  1/26/2016 at 6:36 PM

    Olives -- all types!

  • pandapotamus  on  1/28/2016 at 11:37 PM


  • MagpieT  on  1/28/2016 at 11:38 PM


  • ddiprete2000  on  1/29/2016 at 3:17 AM


  • wjsisung  on  1/29/2016 at 4:59 AM

    Feta cheese

  • jlemoine  on  1/29/2016 at 5:57 AM

    I agree with many others here that olive oil is an essential every day ingredient.

  • MmeFleiss  on  1/29/2016 at 7:54 AM


  • beckyogini  on  1/29/2016 at 8:56 AM

    olives :)

  • BglLvr  on  1/29/2016 at 11:27 AM

    Olives are to die for! So are EVOO, pine nuts, halloumi... Oh my, the list is long!

  • DFed  on  1/29/2016 at 11:31 AM

    Definitely olive oil - it's a staple!!

  • jschwenker  on  1/29/2016 at 1:00 PM

    Tahini and feta make vegetables and meats taste great!

  • trudys_person  on  1/30/2016 at 9:12 AM

    I love olives - all varieties!

  • rstuart  on  1/30/2016 at 1:49 PM

    Basil and tomatoes..

  • lauriesk  on  1/30/2016 at 4:31 PM


  • Nancith  on  1/31/2016 at 4:01 PM

    Feta cheese.

  • nikkichic  on  1/31/2016 at 4:19 PM

    Olive oil, of course! Preserved Lemons, too!

  • hrhacissej  on  1/31/2016 at 4:35 PM

    Do I have to pick one?! Feta cheese, oregano, olives...

  • Sofie168  on  1/31/2016 at 5:27 PM

    cheese and basil

  • Nancith  on  1/31/2016 at 6:36 PM

    olives, phyllo, feta

  • kimboston206  on  2/1/2016 at 8:58 PM

    Fresh olive oil

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  2/3/2016 at 10:57 AM

    I put feta cheese in most things that I make.

  • SunnyGail  on  2/3/2016 at 12:19 PM

    Sunshine ☼

  • echilt5  on  2/3/2016 at 2:28 PM

    Olive oil!

  • angelanorr  on  2/4/2016 at 11:57 AM


  • djoh437938  on  2/5/2016 at 4:58 PM

    olive oil, herbs, feta, Kalamata olives oh my!

  • love2chow  on  2/9/2016 at 3:36 PM

    capers and feta cheese, cerignola olives

  • matag  on  2/10/2016 at 5:46 PM


  • ladibyrd  on  2/14/2016 at 7:58 AM

    Olives, feta, artichokes...

  • contest718  on  2/16/2016 at 8:54 AM

    Italian parsley, sardines,olives. I could go on and on. All sorts of fish, oils and Tabbouleh. I do not like anchovies though... well only in Caesar dressing.

  • Kimberly62  on  2/16/2016 at 2:49 PM


  • AGENT99  on  2/17/2016 at 3:27 AM

    tomatoes, olives

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