Whenever you might find yourself around the Mediterranean you'll find a wealth of delicious dishes to enjoy as appetizers, snacks, meals or deserts from various Mediterranean countries such as Italy, Spain, Greece, Lebanon and Portugal. This is convivial food that evokes the Mediterranean climate and the pace of life, consisting of wholesome and flavourful meals made out of tantalizing, delicious local specialities from chunky grilled octopus to delicate filled pastries or fresh produce combined into salads. Favourites like creamy carbonara and sweet and sticky baklava might seem daunting to the novice cook, but these traditional dishes - as well as their tasty contemporaries - are easy to recreate with the right recipe (and a good appetite). If your mouth is watering for succulent Sicilian shrimp or heavenly baklava, then this is the book for you. 500 Mediterranean Dishes is your source for the best tried-tested recipes from around the Mediterranean Sea, guaranteed to give delicious results every time.