Photo of Cod with Asparagus, baby carrots & new potatoes on a sheet pan with sauce
Cookbook Reviews

The WW Mediterranean Table

Cookbook by: WW International

Photo of the cover of The WW Mediterranean Table

“Mediterranean cooking is famous for scrumptious dishes that make use of ingredients at their seasonal peaks,” WW Editors. I have never been a WW member but I have always enjoyed their cookbooks. They have flavorful recipes that are easy to follow. 

My sister saw The WW Mediterranean Table and we decided to order it. I am always searching for more Mediterranean recipes as I really enjoy them and this cookbook definitely exceeded expectations. 

Photo of Grape Granita with Grappa in glasses on a wooden table

Grape Granita with Grappa

The photo of this in the cookbook made me want to make this immediately. The hardest thing for me was trying to find grappa, where I live we don’t have great liquor stores so speciality alcohols can be tough to locate. I substituted regular brandy for the grappa as the recipe said you can. The recipe was simply and quick to prep but remember it needs to freeze for four hours. One thing that is really important is that you have a high speed blender – I used a normal blender and it had some trouble breaking down the grape skins, so you had some more chewy parts in the frozen grape granita. 

I really enjoyed this dessert – a little alcohol with a sweet treat. Even if you aren’t having people over you could make this for yourself and eat it over multiple days as it stayed good in the freezer for awhile. 

Photo of Cod with Asparagus, baby carrots & new potatoes on a sheet pan with sauce

Cod with Asparagus, Baby Carrots & New Potatoes

Sheet pan meals are one of my favorite things to make and they make for easy cleanup. This cod with asparagus, baby carrots and new potatoes is a great choice for anyone looking for a healthy, quick meal. I was able to get all of the prep work done while I was waiting for the oven to heat up. The sauce recipe is simple and delicious (even I liked it and I’m not always a fan of side sauces). Plus you can always substitute another white fish for the cod. 

Overall the meal was filling and tasty. It would be easy to scale this dish down for one person or up for more people (although you may need a second sheet pan). I will definitely make this again and again. 

Cookbook Ratings: Recipe directions easy to follow: yes, Ingredients easy to find: yes, Specialty ingredients needed: no, Specialty equipment needed: no, Accurate time estimates: yes, Best for home chef skill level: novice, Taste/flavor: delicious, Family friendly: yes, specialty diet: no, How many recipes are unique: most, overall cookbook rating: love it

The WW Mediterranean Table is a great cookbook for all home chefs to have on hand. It would also make a great gift for anyone that is new to cooking as the recipes are simple and satisfying. I look forward to eating my way through all of the recipes in The WW Mediterranean Table. Have you tried this cookbook yet?

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