Mike's fun, clever and open—minded approach to creating extraordinary meals from everyday ingredients represents a modern way of eating. Modern Meals has over 140 gorgeous recipes with inspiration from Asia, the Mediterranean and Middle East; cuisines known for being bright, bold, and clean. In contrast to North America and Western Europe where meals often rely heavily on wheat (pasta and bread), dairy (cream and butter), and fatty animal products (bacon etc.), almost half the dishes are meatless. Reflecting Mike's philosophy that meat doesn't have to be at every meal — satiating the most hardcore carnivores. Most of the recipes are also dairy and gluten free. Mike's handwritten notes on the recipes and photographs reveal his thinking behind the recipes; tips and techniques that will truly teach the reader how to cook and not just follow along. This will grow the culinary confidence of readers and empower them to celebrate the notion that you don't need years of training and expensive, hard—to—find ingredients to create bright, deliciously healthy, modern meals every day.
Mikes "no—rules" philosophy of taking flavours from anywhere and everywhere has landed him a loyal following across social and mainstream media, including regular TV appearances, a hugely successful website, a YouTube channel approaching 5 million views, his own food radio show on SiriusXM, and now, a highly anticipated debut cookbook, aptly titled, Modern Meals.