Review: Instantly Mediterranean by Emily Paster

Review: Instantly Mediterranean by Emily Paster

Instantly Mediterranean by Emily Paster is not your typical cookbook of Mediterranean recipes. It is a very interesting collection to cook up some Mediterranean flavours quickly. If you enjoy healthy, fast meals, and like using an instant pot or air fryer, this book of recipes is one to check out.

Review: Instantly Mediterranean by Emily PasterTitle: Instantly Mediterranean: Vibrant, Satisfying Recipes for Your Instant Pot®, Electric Pressure Cooker, and Air Fryer
Author: Emily Paster
Publisher: Tiller Press
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: September 14, 2021
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

100 Mediterranean recipes as delicious as they are healthy for your electric multicooker, Instant Pot, and air fryer!

Air fryers and electric multicookers, such as the Instant Pot, can make delicious dinners in a snap. Instantly Mediterranean delivers recipes developed especially for all of these indispensable countertop appliances, so you can prepare Mediterranean dishes, known for being low in saturated fats and high on flavor, quicker than ever.

From soups and starters to mains and desserts, wow your family with 100 healthful and tasty dishes delivered with the convenience of your Instant Pot or air fryer, including:
-Tomato & Pepper Shakshuka
-Man’oushe, Lebanese Flatbread with Za’atar
-Turkish Stuffed Cabbage with Lamb
-Italian Sausage Ragù
-and more!

With tips on using these appliances along with information on how to stock a Mediterranean pantry easily, this beautifully photographed book will help anyone bring healthy food that everyone wants to eat to the table.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Instantly Mediterranean by Emily Paster

There are a wealth of recipes included in this book that are from quite a few Mediterranean countries, including Greece, Egypt, and Lebanon. While some of the ingredients might be difficult to find in a regular grocery store, they are easily sourced online. The recipes have lots of fresh ingredients and unique combinations.

❀ Basics of using an instant pot are covered

If you are unsure of how to use some of the tools required to prepare the dishes in the cookbook, Paster goes over the basics on how to use an instant pot and air fryer. There is also a list of accessories that will help to create the recipes and the instructions are very easy to follow. As well, there are many beautiful photographs throughout the book, but not every recipe has an accompanying photo. For a book that boasts different recipes and flavour combinations, I would have enjoyed a few more photos.

❀ Contents: Instantly Mediterranean by Emily Paster

  • Breakfast
  • Dips, Spreads, & Breads
  • Soups & Stews
  • Grains, Vegetables, & Pulses
  • Main Courses with Meat & Fish
  • Desserts
  • Air Fryer Recipes

❀ Adds flair to everyday meals

Instantly Mediterranean by Emily Paster is a great cookbook to add some flair to your everyday meals if you enjoy Mediterranean cooking and using an instant pot. I am excited to dust off my instant pot this winter and try a few of these recipes.

About Emily Paster

Emily Paster

An Ivy League-educated lawyer turned food writer, I bring passion, a sharp intellect and attention to detail to my globally-inspired Jewish and Mediterranean cuisine. While I am always guided by the traditions of both Ashkenazi and Sephardic cooking, I am willing to break the rules in search of the best flavor — for example, making Olive Oil Ice Cream instead of fried doughnuts for Hanukah or lightening up my grandmother’s kreplach recipe with chicken instead of brisket. My travels and time living in Paris inspired my lifelong exploration of Jewish foodways around the globe and today translates into developing modern, from-scratch recipes that appeal to contemporary palates.


About Lori

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20 thoughts on “Review: Instantly Mediterranean by Emily Paster

  1. Angela says:

    The easy and healthy part definitely makes me interested, although we don’t have any of those kitchen gadgets! Might have to invest in one…

  2. Piroska says:

    This cookbook looks fantastic. I’ve been intimidated by mediterranean cooking, but it looks like these recipes would be something I could do.

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