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Flourless Almond & Orange Cake

Flourless Almond & Orange Cake

Flourless Almond & Orange Cake, Rustica: Delicious Recipes for Village-style Mediterranean food by Theo A. Michaels. Photography by Mowie Kay.

Rustica: Delicious Recipes for Village-style Mediterranean food by Theo A. Michaels

The Mediterranean diet has long been famed for the proven lifetime benefits of eating simply prepared, seasonal foods. There are pockets of people in the Mediterranean countries (and further afield) who are living longer than most; these communities are most often found in rural villages where they grow their own produce and keep livestock.

Chef Theo Michaels explores this concept of “eating like a villager” and this new collection of recipes was born from conversations he has had with his family about life in Cyprus 60 years ago when growing produce and keeping a few animals was the norm.

He celebrates a way of eating based on these principles through his delicious yet simple food. It’s a modern, mindful, and relaxed way to eat well with no need to adhere to a prescribed diet—no strict regimes, just sensible portion sizes, no processed foods, and a few treats—simple, frugal and honest. In practice, it means cooking with what is in season, enjoying a good intake of vegetables, fruit, grains and legumes; eating fish and seafood in moderation and reducing meat consumption.

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Veggie Halloumi Souvlaki with Harissa

Veggie Halloumi Souvlaki with Harissa

Veggie Halloumi Souvlaki with Harissa excerpted from Share: Delicious Sharing Boards for Social Dining. Photography by Mowie Kay.

Share by Theo A. MichaelsCreate a brand new dining experience in your own home with 75 recipes from MasterChef UK’s Theo Michaels, presented as themed menus on stunning sharing boards.

Here you will discover delicious food, presented with maximum visual appeal and designed to be shared by a group of people. Theo has been presenting his creative cooking this way at events of all sizes and styles for some time, his aim to create an interactive and relaxed dining experience that brings people together. Now he brings his unique vision to your home.

Downsized to feed six to eight people and easily achievable, these exciting sharing menus are perfect for modern, communal eating. The book opens with a sharing board comprised of bought-in deli-style foods to get you started, with expert pointers on how to create a visually stunning presentation.

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