The Basque Table cookbook presents recipes from one of Europe's great regional cuisines. Not many cookbooks are solely dedicated to this region. The recipes sound delicious like Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Pinchos, Cornmeal Skillet Cakes, Pears with Red Rioja Wine, Garlic and Bread Soup, and so many more. Though no photos are inside...the recipes take you right to Spain.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 232 pages.
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Author: Teresa Barrenechea
Description: In Europe, the Basques are known for their creativity in the kitchen and their long-enduring culinary heritage. In Spain's Basque Country itself, food and eating are the center of everyday life and the focus of endless conversation. Basque women lovingly pass on their cooking techniques to daughters and granddaughters, and Basque men, who belong to traditional cooking clubs called txokos, themselves enjoy lingering over stove and table.
In recent years, many fine cookbooks have celebrated Europe's best regional cooking, from Tuscan and Sicilian to Burgundian and Provencal. In The Basque Table, Teresa Barrenechea reveals the secrets of what until now has been an undiscovered gem among the Continent's cuisines.
For starters, there are plates full of pinchos, the Basque version of tapas. Among main courses, there is a wealth of light and healthy fish and shellfish fare, a Basque specialty, including classics such as Salt Cod Pil Pil and Baked Salmon with Vinaigrette. Rustic and hearty meat dishes like Grilled Filet Mignon with Roasted Red Peppers or Lamb in Rosemary Sauce, savory poultry dishes like Chicken Basque-Style, and soups, stews, salads, and sides fill out the feast.
Alongside the more than 130 recipes for sophisticated yet down-to-earth fare, Barrenechea relates a bounty of tales about the Basque people and their passion for cooking and eating with family and friends. She serves up a warmhearted and inspiring invitation, for fans of ethnic cooking and European cooking alike, to discover a tasty new cuisine.
Condition: Good condition.