The Complete Spanish Cookbook
The Complete Spanish Cookbook is a comprehensive volume of Spanish recipes. This over 400-page cookbook is absolutely packed with regional options from across the country. There is even an entire chapter of tapas recipes.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 416 pages.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Author: Jacki Passmore
Description: The Complete Spanish Cookbook is much more than a cookbook. It is also a fascinating account of the evolution of Spain's distinctive regional cuisines over the course of a turbulent history, showing how they have been influenced by the various groups that have played a significant part in that history -- the Romans and the Moors, the Gypsies and the French.
Each chapter begins with a detailed introduction to the cuisine of a particular region: its specialty dishes, cooking styles and local produce. All recipes have been carefully tested and are presented in an easy-to-follow format, with a brief introduction giving details of the origins of the dish, points of etiquette and cooking techniques.
The recipes range from simple peasant fare to elaborate special-occasion dishes, running the full gamut of tastes, styles and flavors, from the sumptuous shellfish stews of the coastal areas, through pungent sauces, soups and dips, hearty meat and colorful vegetable dishes, to delicious desserts, breads and beverages. A whole chapter is devoted to the very popular tapas, and other features include hints on using the microwave in Spanish cooking, an extensive glossary of ingredients that may be unfamiliar to non-Spanish cooks, and an A to Z list of Spanish culinary terms with English translations.
The Complete Spanish Cookbook is a truly comprehensive and authoritative guide to this vibrant and delicious cuisine.
Condition: Good condition. Interior flap of jacket clipped at top edge. Top corner tip of jacket has small tear. Book cloth worn lightly rubbed bottom edge.
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