For years, Forest Feast readers have been transported to Erin Gleeson’s picturesque cabin in the woods through her stunning photography of magical gatherings and vibrant vegetarian cooking. Now, Gleeson transports readers to Europe, with recipes inspired by her exploration of the cultures and cuisines of France, Portugal, Spain, and Italy during an extended family trip. Reimagining the flavors and signature dishes of this part of the Mediterranean, Gleeson presents 100 vegetarian recipes for creating effortless, unforgettable meals. Filled with atmospheric images of coastal villages, charming watercolor illustrations, and mouthwatering food photography, The Forest Feast Mediterranean is an irresistible escape from the everyday, no matter where you might live.
Very much a vibes cookbook, with a good number of simple vegetarian recipes inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle and flavor palate. Complexity ranged from a crudite platter to homemade pasta. Very colorful and dynamic, each page different, with a blend of photos and paintings. The recipes are brief and casual, reading like a friend’s told you what to do.
The author created recipes, painted illustrations, took photos, and designed the book! That’s a lot of skills at work, and creative control, for a decisively bold look and relaxed feel.
It’s as much inspirational and aspirational as it is useful; it brings you the flavor of the Med in taste and imagery. Many of the recipes are photographed on location, meaning she developed the recipe while traveling! 👏