Modern Mediterranean – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Modern Mediterranean: Sun-Drenched Recipes from Mallorca and Beyond by Marc Fosh.

Marc Fosh, the Michelin-starred chef behind Palma de Mallorca’s Restaurant Marc Fosh, takes us on a tour of the bountiful produce of the Mediterranean and shows us how to harness its flavors in new and exciting ways in Modern Mediterranean: Sun-Drenched Recipes from Mallorca and Beyond. Organized into 18 chapters by key ingredient; covering everything from tomatoes, garlic, almonds, and olive oil to octopus, chorizo, saffron and truffles, the book reflects today’s Mediterranean cuisine.

Each chapter opens with an introduction explaining the history and origin of each ingredient and when each is at its peak. With 100 recipes accompanied by stunning photographs and beautiful landscape photography, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in this area of the world and Mediterranean cookery, both classic and modern. Fresh and vibrant dishes will impress even the experienced cook and inspire those new to this cuisine.

The recipes range from Poor man’s potatoes with chorizo and Churros with hot chocolate and orange blossom dip to more elegant dishes such as Roasted rack of lamb in a feta, olive, and rosemary crust and Preserved lemon cream with pistachio dukkah, cherry-rosewater sorbet and ras el hanout caramel sauce. I am very impressed by the variety and scope of the content of this beautiful book which has approachable recipes and those that require a bit of planning.



Olive oil-marinated strawberries with passion fruit and lavender custard
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Cooking time: 8–10 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus chilling and marinating
Serves 4 

  •  400g/14oz fresh strawberries, quartered 
  • 100ml/3.fl oz/scant 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • zest and juice of 1 lime 
  • 1 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar 
  • juice and seeds of 1 passion fruit 

For the lavender and passion fruit custard: 

  • 150ml/5fl oz/ 2/3 cup double (heavy) cream 
  • 150ml/5fl oz/ 2/3 cup milk 
  • 1 tsp dried lavender flowers 
  • 150ml/5fl oz/ 2/3 cup orange juice 
  • juice and seeds of 3 passion fruit 
  • 6 egg yolks 
  • 1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch) 
  • 125g/4.oz/scant 2/3 cup caster (superfine) sugar

To make the custard, in a medium saucepan, bring the cream, milk and dried lavender flowers to the boil, then remove from the heat and set aside to infuse for at least 10 minutes. 

In a separate small saucepan, bring the orange juice and passion fruit to the boil and reduce to a light syrup, about 2–3 minutes. 

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, cornflour (cornstarch), sugar and passion fruit syrup until smooth, then pour into the cream mixture. 

Place the saucepan back over a low heat and cook, stirring continuously, until the mixture just coats the back of a spoon, about 3–4 minutes. Do not boil. As soon as the mixture begins to thicken, remove from the heat. Pass through a fine sieve (strainer) into a bowl, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2–3 hours. 

At least 20 minutes before serving, mix together the strawberries with the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and set aside to marinate. 

To serve, half-fill 4 tall glasses with the passion fruit custard, top with the marinated strawberries and serve immediately. 


Thanks to the publisher for providing two copies of the above-referenced title in our giveaway open to EYB Members in the US, CA and the UK. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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Recipe excerpt from Modern Mediterranean by Marc Fosh 2019. Reprinted with permission of Nourish Books.

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  • Kristjudy  on  September 27, 2019

    Fig & almond tart

  • catmommy9  on  September 27, 2019

    Mallorcan-style stuffed aubergines. I love eggplant.

  • miggsy  on  September 27, 2019

    Mallorcan turkey stew with almonds

  • sarahawker  on  September 27, 2019

    “Dirty rice” rustic Mallorcan-style rice

  • matag  on  September 27, 2019

    Crispy sobrasada croquettes with honey and Manchego

  • lauriesk  on  September 27, 2019

    Mallorcan-style stuffed aubergines

  • lean1  on  September 27, 2019

    fig and almond tart

  • cirina  on  September 28, 2019

    Yellow gazpacho with smoked salmon and avocado

  • jr0717  on  September 28, 2019

    The Chocolate and Lavender Tart – sounds like an outstanding combination!

  • trudys_person  on  September 28, 2019

    Saffron-spiced cauliflower couscous with red pepper chermoula sounds delicious!

  • riley  on  September 28, 2019

    Fennel, chorizo and tarragon soup

  • JRumi  on  September 28, 2019

    Mediterranean potato and herb salad

  • ravensfan  on  September 28, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tart

  • elizamatt  on  September 28, 2019

    White chocolate soup with caramelised figs, I’d just love this 🙂

  • Pamyoungvb  on  September 28, 2019

    Quail stewed in onion garlic and white wine

  • calguire  on  September 28, 2019

    Bulgur and peach salad with feta, pomegranate and za’atar

  • LeMinou  on  September 28, 2019

    Grilled asparagus with orange dressing & romesco sauce

  • SueJC  on  September 28, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tart sounds incredible

  • margaretpeters  on  September 28, 2019

    Olive oil-marinated strawberries with passion fruit and lavender custard

  • floridagld  on  September 28, 2019

    Basque-style salt cod in pil-pil sauce
    And
    Garlic dip too

  • chowfamily  on  September 28, 2019

    Fresh clams in white wine with garlic and parsley

  • htomren  on  September 28, 2019

    White beans with fresh clams and saffron

  • HomespunHouse  on  September 28, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tart

  • love2chow  on  September 28, 2019

    Iberian meatballs with spiced pumpkin and chicken stew and for dessert,
    Roasted pears in almond crumbs with cinnamon-brandy caramel sauce 

  • sushimaven  on  September 28, 2019

    Saffron-spiced cauliflower couscous with red pepper chermoula

  • demomcook  on  September 28, 2019

    Peach and saffron chutney

  • Lora724  on  September 28, 2019

    Mallorcan almond cake with orange blossom and kumquats

  • Marie888  on  September 28, 2019

    As this contains my two favourites white chocolate and figs I would love to try the White chocolate soup with caramelised figs

  • jezpurr  on  September 28, 2019

    Churros with hot chocolate and orange blossom dip!!!^_^

  • Shelley.b  on  September 28, 2019

    Fig and almond tart

  • ARackerby  on  September 28, 2019

    Crispy sobrasada croquettes with honey and Manchego

  • EmilyR  on  September 29, 2019

    Mallorcan almond cake with orange blossom and kumquats

  • Parsnips  on  September 29, 2019

    Baked mussels sounds delicious

  • lapsapchung  on  September 29, 2019

    Quails stewed in onions, garlic and white wine

  • benhamslc  on  September 29, 2019

    Roasted rack of lamb in a feta, olive, and rosemary crust

  • roxlet  on  September 29, 2019

    I have a fig tree and am always looking for recipes to use the bounty. The fig and almond tart sounds so good!

  • ktcupcake  on  September 29, 2019

    Fennel, chorizo, and tarragon soup

  • LouiseD  on  September 29, 2019

    john-dory-with-stewed-peppers

  • Breeze81  on  September 29, 2019

    fig and almond tart sounds delicious. I’d love some now!

  • debbiehb  on  September 29, 2019

    Fresh clams in white wine with garlic and parsley

  • RickPearson54  on  September 29, 2019

    Fig and almond tart

  • hrhacissej  on  September 29, 2019

    Fennel, chorizo and tarragon soup

  • Leonard5854  on  September 29, 2019

    Fennel, chorizo and tarragon soup

  • kitchen_chick  on  September 29, 2019

    Grilled razor clams with chorizo, broad beans and tomatoes

  • hdh74  on  September 30, 2019

    Fig and almond tart.

  • dbielick  on  September 30, 2019

    Mallorcan-style sea bass with a saffron and olive oil Parmentier

  • LaurenE  on  September 30, 2019

    Paul,
    Unfortunately I am no longer able to give this tour.  Miguel has kindly offered to cover it for me.
    I appreciate your updating Artifax to reflect this change.
    Best,Lauren

  • hbakke  on  September 30, 2019

    Mallorcan almond cake with orange blossom and kumquats

  • ennsee  on  September 30, 2019

    I’d love to make the Grilled sea bream with cauliflower purée and Antiboise sauce recipe first.

  • NaomiH  on  October 1, 2019

    Salad of Iberian ham with grilled peaches, hazelnuts and goats’ cheese dressing

  • janv  on  October 1, 2019

    a great Spanish Rice with Seafood recipe

  • antpantsii  on  October 1, 2019

    spicy chicken and harissa ragout sounds
    Comfy

  • uk2nl  on  October 2, 2019

    Spicy chicken and harissa ragout with smoked chorizo

  • Mtetpon  on  October 2, 2019

    Peach salad

  • dbranigan27  on  October 2, 2019

    I think I might try the Chilled almond and garlic soup with marinated sardines and cherries.

  • ckeller  on  October 2, 2019

    Honey Croquettes with Almond Aioli.

  • ckeller  on  October 2, 2019

    Honey Croquettes with Almond Aioli

  • JenjiRM  on  October 2, 2019

    Chocolate and olive oil truffle with flor de sal and a raspberry and red pepper jelly

  • Siegal  on  October 2, 2019

    I like the fig and almond tart

  • KitKatCat  on  October 3, 2019

    Churros with hot chocolate and orange blossom dip

  • Dendav  on  October 4, 2019

    Fig and almond tart

  • fmd518  on  October 4, 2019

    Mediterranean potato and herb salad

  • Lafauvette  on  October 4, 2019

    Fig and almond tart

  • lenode  on  October 4, 2019

    Spicy chicken and harissa ragout with smoked chorizo!!!

  • tpresent  on  October 4, 2019

    So many to try! I’ll start with Marinated Sea Bass with Roasted Pepper and Preserved Lemon Salad

  • Steben  on  October 4, 2019

    fig and almond tart

  • t.t  on  October 5, 2019

    Mallorcan-style stuffed aubergines

  • infotrop  on  October 5, 2019

    Grilled prawn skewers with smoked paprika and mojo verde

  • virjeania  on  October 5, 2019

    I’d like to try Simple scrambled eggs with wild mushrooms and chorizo

  • hillsboroks  on  October 5, 2019

    I would make the Mediterranean spiced lamb stew with apricots and coriander.

  • leilx  on  October 5, 2019

    Chocolate cardamom and coffee creams with orange and cinnamon tuiles

  • AnnaZed  on  October 6, 2019

    Sweet potato and almond buñuelos with apricot and bee pollen sauce

  • pippirose  on  October 6, 2019

    I’d love to make the Chocolate Cardamom and Coffee Creams with Orange and Cinnamon Tuiles.

  • size_27  on  October 7, 2019

    White beans with fresh clams and saffron

  • maci234  on  October 7, 2019

    Fresh clams in white wine with garlic and parsley

  • bopper  on  October 7, 2019

    Fig and almond tart

  • GoldieZ  on  October 7, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tart

  • Sand9  on  October 7, 2019

    Peach & Saffron Chutney x

  • MeerkatSilverleaf  on  October 7, 2019

    Churros

  • Natlovesgib  on  October 8, 2019

    Churros with hot chocolate and orange blossom dip

  • Isis1981uk  on  October 8, 2019

    The Chocolate, cardamom and coffee creams with orange and cinnamon tuiles

  • kmn4  on  October 9, 2019

    Lemon, anise and olive oil madeleines

  • RuthHarwood  on  October 10, 2019

    Chocolate and Lavender Tart

  • chefthomas  on  October 10, 2019

    Fig and almond tart

  • Livia  on  October 11, 2019

    Artichokes with wild mushrooms, truffle and serrano ham … noms

  • DJCross  on  October 11, 2019

    Fig and Almond Tart

  • Meredythhaas  on  October 11, 2019

    fig tart

  • trinehp  on  October 11, 2019

    fig and almond tart

  • Jesmondgirl  on  October 11, 2019

    fennel, chorizo and tarragon soup.

  • Joniisthecoolest  on  October 11, 2019

    Spicy chicken and harissa ragout with smoked chorizo

  • ljsimmons  on  October 11, 2019

    fig and almond tart

  • bookmark31  on  October 12, 2019

    Mallorcan almond cake with orange blossom and kumquats

  • bookmark58  on  October 12, 2019

    Spicy chicken and harissa ragout with smoked chorizo

  • liasim  on  October 12, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tart

  • elsid22  on  October 12, 2019

    fig and almond tart

  • Nufcake  on  October 13, 2019

    Fig & almond tart

  • bookmark77  on  October 13, 2019

    Roasted rack of lamb in a feta, olive, and rosemary crust

  • Shelmar  on  October 14, 2019

    Mallorcan Red Pepper Tart

  • Pizzacat13  on  October 16, 2019

    Red Pepper Coulis- sounds useful!

  • Ishtar  on  October 17, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tart

  • klrclark  on  October 17, 2019

    Fennel, chorizo and tarragon soup

  • thetinkhams  on  October 17, 2019

    Roasted pears in almond crumbs with cinnamon-brandy caramel sauce

  • popoff  on  October 18, 2019

    Chocolate, cardamom and coffee creams with orange and cinnamon tuiles

  • immpjrm  on  October 18, 2019

    I haven’t yet decided but I find from reading the description that this book gives the history of each ingredient. I want to learn more about the Mediterranean cooking. I’m a novice with regards to cooking Mediterranean food.

  • sequoia55  on  October 19, 2019

    Grilled asparagus with orange dressing & romesco sauce

  • jgeear  on  October 19, 2019

    Definitely, Fennel, chorizo and tarragon soup as I love all these ingredients, what a combination!

  • BMeyer  on  October 19, 2019

    lavendar custard

  • Ingmarisalex  on  October 19, 2019

    Grilled asparagus with orange dressing and romesco sauce

  • Lynnclair  on  October 20, 2019

    Fig and almond tart

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  October 21, 2019

    Chilled almond and garlic soup with marinated sardines and cherries

  • Giselbl  on  October 21, 2019

    lavender and passion fruit custard sounds great

  • amalik21  on  October 22, 2019

    Passionfruit custard!

  • Aminata95  on  October 22, 2019

    Fig & almond tart

  • Laura1  on  October 23, 2019

    Fig and almond tart

  • antpantsii  on  October 23, 2019

    Mallorcan-style stuffed aubergines

  • ella1912  on  October 24, 2019

    Dirty rice

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  October 24, 2019

    Pork loin braised in milk

  • Redda  on  October 25, 2019

    New to Mediterranean diet. Need recipes
    Thanks

  • Plumbobmummy  on  October 25, 2019

    Fennel, chorizo and tarragon soup

  • maggz19671  on  October 25, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tart

  • HArlow  on  October 27, 2019

    White chocolate soup with caramelized figs sounds really unusual

  • Karla123  on  October 27, 2019

    “Grilled asparagus with orange dressing and romesco sauce”…this would be a pleasure to eat!

  • skyejaden  on  October 27, 2019

    Chocolate, cardamom and coffee creams with orange and cinnamon tuiles

  • Rula01  on  October 29, 2019

    Lovely sounding recipes, the Churros with hot chocolate and orange blossom dip sound ammaazzzing!!!!!

  • lgroom  on  October 29, 2019

    John-Dorry with stewed tomatoes

  • jodie1131  on  October 30, 2019

    Crispy sobrasada croquettes with honey and Manchego

  • joycemel  on  October 30, 2019

    White chocolate soup with caramelized figs.

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  October 30, 2019

    sweet potato and almond buñuelos with apricot and bee pollen sauce found on page 20

  • sarah3079  on  October 30, 2019

    Chocolate Cardamom and Coffee Creams with Orange and Cinnamon Tuiles

  • kgeiger  on  November 2, 2019

    Fig and Almond Tart

  • JessHeilman  on  November 2, 2019

    Grilled asparagus with orange dressing and romesco sauce

  • sarah3079  on  November 2, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tort

  • banba1  on  November 2, 2019

    Churros with hot chocolate and orange blossom dip

  • Reebeeki  on  November 3, 2019

    Fig and Almond Tart

  • agale723  on  November 3, 2019

    Salad of Iberian ham with grilled peaches, hazelnuts and goats’ cheese dressing

  • Bellroyd  on  November 4, 2019

    White beans with fresh clams and saffron

  • mpdeb98  on  November 4, 2019

    Spicy chicken and harissa ragout with smoked chorizo

  • cake17uk  on  November 5, 2019

    I’d love to try making Baked mussels with tomato, Parmesan and basil

  • ceejayen  on  November 5, 2019

    the sound of the Roasted pears in almond crumbs with cinnamon-brandy caramel sauce

  • sgreiff  on  November 5, 2019

    Pork loin braised in milk

  • kbennall  on  November 5, 2019

    You had me at “churros”

  • michelle666  on  November 6, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tart

  • lhudson  on  November 6, 2019

    Pork loin braised in milk

  • sammii04  on  November 6, 2019

    Lemon and cream cheese tartlets with red fruits sounds delicious.

  • Lesevans6  on  November 7, 2019

    Fig and Almond Tart

  • pluckypuddin  on  November 7, 2019

    The Chocolate and Lavender Tart sounds absolutely devine! I would love to try that.

  • AJL123  on  November 7, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tart sounds fab

  • silversand  on  November 7, 2019

    Chilled tomato and piquillo pepper soup with fresh basil

  • josears  on  November 8, 2019

    Bulgur and peach salad with feta, pomegranate and za’atar

  • el1957  on  November 11, 2019

    Love his food rest a of palma

  • lydiasa  on  November 12, 2019

    I’d love to try the Poor man’s potatoes with chorizo.

  • MiMi60  on  November 12, 2019

    White chocolate soup with caramelised figs

  • charligx  on  November 13, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tart !!

  • VeryVigario  on  November 13, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tart

  • portkey  on  November 13, 2019

    Chocolate and lavender tart

  • RSW  on  November 14, 2019

    Mallorcan almond cake with orange blossom and kumquats

  • sheridarby  on  November 14, 2019

    Mallorcan-style stuffed aubergines

  • carolynishis  on  November 14, 2019

    Roasted rack of lamb in a feta, olive, and rosemary crust sounds awesome!

  • andyszym  on  November 14, 2019

    Basque-style salt cod in pil-pil sauce

  • Curlyfatkins  on  November 15, 2019

    Fig and almond tart

  • jenmatt  on  November 15, 2019

    Spanish-style mussels with olives, chorizo and sherry

  • Mandaz77  on  November 15, 2019

    White chocolate soup with caramalised figs. What diet???

  • MaineDruid  on  November 15, 2019

    Grilled asparagus with orange dressing and romesco sauce. You can put pretty much anything on asparagus, and I’ll eat it.

  • Linda04101  on  November 15, 2019

    Tomato, oregano. And black olive tart sounds delicious.

  • Jenamarie  on  November 15, 2019

    Fig and almond tart

  • DimensionAEB  on  November 15, 2019

    I would like to try the chocolate and lavender tart.

  • Bake4one  on  November 17, 2019

    Mallorcan almond cake

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