Cooking and dining magazine The New York Times published a wonderful article on how not to eat foods that will kill you. How delightful. They also listed some recipes that they claim would pass as part of a Mediterranean diet. Even more delightful. Oh New York Times you are so wonderful. So it is my duty to list them according to their deliciousness. Ranked in ascending order of taste, both literal and figurative.
9. Splayed Roast Chicken With Caramelized Ramps, Garlic and Capers. What? Meat? To the bottom with you.
8. Greek-Style Fish With Marinated Tomatoes. Fish? My dear New York Times, do you think you can appeal to your ever so large vegetarian audience every now and then? To the bottom.
7. Braised Squid With Artichokes. To the bottom with this anti-vegetarian gibberish.
6. Broiled Sardines With Lemon and Thyme. The Mediterranean is going to run out of fish!
5. Four-Spice Salmon. Again with the fish?
4. Grilled Lobster. What is a vegetarian to do?
3. Penne With Roasted Eggplant, Chile and Mint. I guess this is the Ionian part of the Mediterranean as it is a mix of Italian and Greek. My mind is starting to wander. Hmm, okay, let us get back to food. In the ingredient list, anchovies are mentioned. You think you have a good thing by reading the title, and then dead fish. Remove the anchovies for a delightful Ionian treat.
2. Fennel Compote With Tomatoes, Olives and Fish (or Not). It seems The New York Times got the message. Can we emphasize the "or not" please? I can already smell the aromas of this cooking. Unfortunately it seems like it may not be too filling.
1. Layered Vegetable Torte. Mediterranean herbs make me drool ever so much. I would skip the mushrooms to make this a delightful treat.
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