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This is a memorable food odyssey: journeying through an ancient landscape discovering great food, creating dishes from recipes that have lasted the course of time. This beautifully illustrated book contains 120 recipes from Rick's major 2015 series on BBC2.

From the mythical heart of Greece to the fruits of the Black Sea coast; from Croatian and Albanian flavours to the spices and aromas of Turkey and beyond – the cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean is a vibrant melting pot brimming with character.

Accompanying the major BBC Two series, Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul includes over 100 spectacular recipes discovered by Rick during his travels in the region. The ultimate mezze spread of baba ghanoush, pide bread and keftedes. Mouthwatering garlic shrimps with soft polenta. Heavenly Dalmatian fresh fig tart.

Packed with stunning photography of the food and locations, and filled with Rick's passion for fresh produce and authentic cooking, this is a stunning collection of inspiring recipes to evoke the magic of the Eastern Mediterranean at home.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    August 3, 2015

    BBC Books

    320 pages

    RRP $65.00

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Rick Stein’s Lamb Kofte

Try this free recipe from Rick Stein’s From Venice to Istanbul.

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Rick Stein's Long Weekends
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Under a Mackerel Sky
Rick Stein's India
Rick Stein's Spain
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Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey
Rick Stein's Coast to Coast
Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes
Rick Stein's Seafood
Rick Stein's Guide To The Food Heroes Of Britain - 2nd Edition
Rick Stein's French Odyssey
Rick Stein Starters
Rick Stein Main Courses
Rick Stein Puddings
Rick Stein's Food Heroes: Another Helping
Rick Stein's Seafood Lovers' Guide
Rick Stein's Seafood Odyssey
Rick Stein's Fruits Of The Sea
Rick Stein's Taste Of The Sea


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