BOOK RELEASE DECEMBER 2019
More than 75 recipes for cocktails, appetizers, salads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and more!
Throughout years of traveling in the Mediterranean area, Chef Robin has had the privilege to eat in people’s homes, at simple street stalls and fashionable restaurants. In this lively and accessible cookbook, she shares those experiences and recipes for her favorite dishes from Spain, Provence, Tuscany, the Greek Islands, the Middle East, and Morocco—all places whose flavors and ingredients mirror the Santa Barbara culinary lifestyle. Chef Robin’s simplified, home-cook-friendly recipes segue from busy family weeknights to weekend entertaining and are easily adapted to personal tastes and what’s in season.
Crafting a meal means more than just recreating recipes, however. These chapters were created with everything you might choose for an entire dinner, starting with a cocktail, some tapas or appetizers, followed by the first-course salad or soup, a main dish with sides, and finishing off with a homemade dessert. Make all the dishes from a Single Chapter for a themed meal or “craft” a personal one by choosing recipes from all around the Mediterranean.
Trained in classic techniques at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Chef Robin developed her unique repertoire of recipes while traveling and living in the Mediterranean area. As a private chef, she has cooked throughout the United States and internationally. As a caterer, personal chef, and cooking instructor, Chef Robin brings to the table her irresistible excitement about sharing fine food and wine with family and friends. She also manages events for private clients, is a food stylist, and demonstrates and teaches at corporate events.