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: A Michelin three-star French chef divulges how to make eighty classic Mediterranean recipes at home. Overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, chef GÃ©rald PassÃ©dat draws inspiration from the abundance of local seafood, sun-ripened vegetables, fragrant herbs, and sumptuous wines. Photographs of his beautifully prepared recipes are complemented by the spectacular land- and seascapes of the south of Franceârolling vineyards, olive groves, shady terraces, bustling summer markets, and medieval towns aglow in the warm golden light of afternoon sun.The Mediterranean diet is the worldâs healthiest delicious cuisine, and chef PassÃ©dat shares eighty of his classic, generous, and easy-to-prepare recipes that celebrate fresh produce and an overall healthy lifestyle. Appetizers include ProvenÃ§al-style stuffed vegetables, homemade tabbouleh, pizzas and pissaladiÃ¨res, squid marinades, and delicious fresh salads. Main courses range from gnocchi, herbed meatballs, roasted duck, and spelt risotto to the regionâs famous bouillabaisse fish stew. Desserts include fruit and verbena soup, roasted figs, or a bright lemon tart. Chef PassÃ©dat earned the famed Michelin guideâs highest honor, a three-star rating, in 2008âone of only twenty-seven chefs in France and 117 in the world to enjoy such a distinction. Here, he divulges his tips and tricks garnered over nearly four decades in the kitchen along with suggested wine pairings for each dish.