Food Notes & Tousim 17/12/2012

Publication of vegetarian tapas cookbook

There are many vegetarians worldwide and more and more people are turning to a vegetarian diet every day. If you are not a vegetarian, chances are you know someone who is. As such there is a demand for simple but tasty vegetarian cuisine that people can put together when entertaining. The cookbook features 150 recipes, enabling food lovers to create a tasty tapas party, buffet, meze or picnic.

Along with tapas classics such as patatas bravas, tortilla and garlic mushrooms, you can enjoy savoury and sweet snacks from around the world, including: falafel, grissini, onion bhaji, gorditas and treacle tarts. They are all here. All recipes are made using accessible, everyday ingredients. Whether you are sharing with one other or a crowd, you are sure to find something to please.

Sample recipe: Roasted Olives

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed

1 teaspoon dried rosemary

1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

1 teaspoon capers, drained

Juice of 1 lemon

½ cup / 80g green olives stuffed with pimento

½ cup / 80g kalamata olives

Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6

1 In a jar or small bowl, mix together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, rosemary, chilli flakes, capers and lemon juice.

2 Place the olives on a roasting tray and pour over the prepared mixture. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes until the olives begin to wrinkle. Spoon into a serving bowl and serve warm or cold with cocktail sticks.

Vegetarian Tapas is available from major online retailers including and It is also available on Kindle.

di S. C.