COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR 2016, Spectator ‘The definitive book about the food of Spain’ Rose Prince
Ranging from the most unusual artisan dishes to the classics of Spanish cooking, this recipe collection draws on Brindisa's specialist knowledge to introduce you to delights such as jamon iberico de bellota, fumet, farmhouse cheeses, prepared pulses, olive oils and vinegars, sweet treats and more.
Author: Eddie Hart, Nieves Barragán Mohacho, Sam Hart
Publisher: Penguin UK
Barrafina brings you brilliant tapas-style recipes from Sam and Eddie Hart and Nieves Barragan Mohacho, creators of the best Spanish restaurants in London When Sam and Eddie Hart opened Barrafina, their no-reservations tapas bar and restaurant in London's Soho, they had no idea how successful it would be. Eight years, two more branches and one Michelin star later, Barrafina is always packed, always stylish, always lively. And so is the food: together with their Basque-born head chef Nieves Barragan Mohacho, the Harts are cooking the best Spanish food in London today. In this cookbook they share their secrets and recipes: this is not difficult, fancy restaurant food, but gutsy, fresh, sometimes delicate, sometimes hearty food, that a home cook will be able to prepare easily. First, there is food to eat with your hands: fried pimientos de Padron, salt cod fritters and delicias, the Spanish equivalent of Devils on Horseback. Then cold meats; on to fish and shellfish - from simple razor clams on the grill, to more sophisticated dishes such as turbot with cavolo nero; rice dishes and paellas; big dishes of roast and braised meat - from suckling pig for a special occasion to rabbit stew or roast cumin-rubbed pork with quince sauce; and desserts in the form of chocolate and almond tarts, cakes and the classic Crema Catalana. There is everything here to help you recreate great Spanish food at home. With over 120 recipes, Nieves, Sam and Eddie will whisk you through step-by-step instructions, showing you everything, from how to make the more difficult things, such as arrocina beans with chorizo, morcilla and pork belly, to how to cook a simple but perfect tortilla. 'Possibly the best Spanish cookbook ever' Rachel Cooke, Observer Food Monthly 'Barrafina! A joy! Nieves's food and Sam and Eddie's charm: now with this splendid book you can do it at home' Fergus Henderson 'Barrafina is a tapas bar and the best of its kind . . . the food is fantastic' Giles Coren, The Times
In her kitchen, Christine Ha possesses a rare ingredient that most professionally-trained chefs never learn to use: the ability to cook by sense. After tragically losing her sight in her twenties, this remarkable home cook, who specializes in the mouthwatering, wildly popular Vietnamese comfort foods of her childhood, as well as beloved American standards that she came to love growing up in Texas, re-learned how to cook. Using her heightened senses, she turns out dishes that are remarkably delicious, accessible, luscious, and crave-worthy. Millions of viewers tuned in to watch Christine sweep the thrilling MasterChef Season 3 finale, and here they can find more of her deftly crafted recipes. They'll discover food that speaks to the best of both the Vietnamese diaspora and American classics, personable tips on how to re-create delicious professional recipes in a home kitchen, and an inspirational personal narrative bolstered by Ha's background as a gifted writer. Recipes from My Home Kitchen will braid together Christine's story with her food for a result that is one of the most compelling culinary tales of her generation.
Author: José Pizarro
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
In Basque, José Pizarro shows readers how to create some of the best-loved dishes from the Basque Country at home. He will dispel the myth that creating tapas and traditional Spanish fare is scary and show you how to take the great experience of being in the little bars of San Sebastián into your own kitchen. The food of this region is wonderful to share with your family and friends – but it’s also about fun, informality and not being a slave to your stove! Set to the backdrop of the stunning views of San Sebastian and the rest of Basque Country, you’ll really feel like you’re on a magical holiday in Spain. José has also put together some menus and drinks suggestions to help you plan, shop, cook and, most importantly, enjoy this wonderful way of eating and socialising.
Author: Colman Andrews
Award-winning author Coleman Andrews explores a once undiscovered gem among Europe's great culinary traditions. The cooks of Catalonia use many of the same popular ingredients found in other Mediterranean cuisines, but they combine them in fresh and unexpectedly delicious ways. Try Paella Vallenciana, Tumbet (a Majorcan vegetable casserole), Canalons (the local spin on cannelloni), or the delightful Bunyols (fried pastries), to name just a few of the savory regional dishes. By learning their culinary secrets, you'll discover a fascinating history and culture of the Catalan people.
Spanish Made Simple
Author: Omar Allibhoy
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Spanish food has never been more popular or more influential: from the city of San Sebastian in northern Spain which counts a massive 16 Michelin stars to the markets of Madrid and ubiquitous tapas bars, Spanish food is no longer the preserve of summer holidays. And it's incredibly easy to make at home. In Spanish Made Simple, Omar Allibhoy, the man behind the Tapas Revolution chain of restaurants, guides you through the basics of 100 key Spanish dishes. All the ingredients are available from supermarkets and you don't need to be an expert cook. Spanish cooking is characterised by deep flavours, vibrant colour and minimal ingredients so you will learn to make a paella that packs a punch without spending hours in the kitchen, cook up a tapas feast for friends, and even whip up a delectable Spanish dessert in minutes. Sunny and delicious, informal and everyday, Spanish cooking is for everyone, from skilled chefs to complete beginners, and Omar tells you how
The Basque Book
Author: Alexandra Raij, Eder Montero, Rebecca Flint Marx
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Whether it’s a perfectly ripe summer tomato served with just a few slivers of onion and a drizzle of olive oil, salt cod slowly poached in oil and topped with an emulsion of its own juices, or a handful of braised leeks scattered with chopped egg, Basque cooking is about celebrating humble ingredients by cooking them to exquisite perfection. Chefs Alexandra Raij and Eder Montero are masters of this art form, and their New York City restaurant Txikito is renowned for its revelatory preparations of simple ingredients. In this much-anticipated and deeply personal debut, Raij and Montero share more than one hundred recipes from Txikito—all inspired by the home cooking traditions of the Basque Country—that will change the way you cook. Dishes like Salt Cod in Pil Pil sauce have fewer than five ingredients yet will astonish you with their deeply layered textures and elegant flavors. By following Raij’s careful but encouraging instructions, you can even master Squid in Its Own Ink—a rite of passage for Basque home cooks, and another dish that will amaze you with its richness and complexity. The Basque Book is a love letter: to the Basque Country, which inspired these recipes and continues to inspire top culinary minds from around the world; to ingredients high and low; and to the craft of cooking well. Read this book, make Basque food, learn to respect ingredients—and, quite simply, you will become a better cook. - Food & Wine Magazine, Editor’s picks for Best of 2016
Author: Nieves Barragán Mohacho
Publisher: Penguin UK
'These are the sort of recipes that I can't wait to cook: honest, rugged and colourful, you know everything is going to taste deeply Spanish.' Rick Stein Nieves Barragán Mohacho is the renowned Spanish chef behind the highly anticipated restaurant Sabor, opening in London this autumn. Nieves was previously executive chef at London's acclaimed Barrafina restaurants, where she was awarded a Michelin star for Barrafina Frith Street. Sabor: Flavours from a Spanish Kitchen is the food that the Basque-born chef likes to cook when she's off duty; the food that she grew up eating and the food that she still makes for friends and family. The recipes range from hearty dishes such as braised Iberian pork ribs and chorizo and potato stew, to lighter fare such as seafood skewers, clams in salsa verde and stuffed piquillo peppers, and a wealth of other recipes, from grilled hispi cabbage to baked cauliflower with salted almonds, chilli and shallots.
Author: Steven Masley, M.D., Jonny Bowden, PhD
The innovative guide that reveals how eating more fat—the smart kind—is the key to health, longevity, and permanent weight loss. For years experts have told us that eating fat is bad. But by banning fat from our diets, we’ve deprived ourselves of considerable health benefits—and have actually sabotaged our own efforts to lose weight. Though they originally came from vastly different schools of thought about diet and weight loss, renowned nutritionist Jonny Bowden and well-respected physician Steven Masley independently came to the same conclusion about why so many people continually fail to shed pounds and get healthy. It all comes back to a distinction far more important than calories vs. carbs or paleo vs. plant-based: smart fat vs. dumb fat. In Smart Fat, they explain the amazing properties of healthy fat, including its ability to balance hormones for increased energy and appetite control, and its incredible anti-inflammatory benefits. The solution for slimming down—and keeping the pounds off for life—is to “smart-fat” your meals, incorporating smart fats with fiber, protein, and most importantly, flavor. Bowden and Masley identify smart fats, explain what not to eat, and provide a thirty-day meal plan and fifty recipes based on the magic formula of fat, fiber, protein, and flavor. It’s time to unlearn what we think we know about food. Getting smart about fat—and everything you eat—and learning to smart-fat your meals is the only solution you'll ever need.
Author: Valentina Harris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Prized for its texture, flavour and versatility, risotto has been part of the Italian diet since the eighth century and is one of Italy's most famous dishes. This revised and updated edition of Valentina Harris' seminal work shows you how to prepare, cook and serve this iconic dish using ingredients from the humble tomato to the much sought-after truffle. With a fully updated introduction and some brand new recipes, as well as background information on the history of this famous dish, Valentina provides essential information on the variety of rice that can be used for risotto and how to make the all-important stock. Recipes are supplemented by beautiful photography of the dishes by Ian Garlick and a step-by-step guide to the perfect risotto. This is the perfect book for any risotto lover.
Author: Jose Pizarro, Emma Lee
Publisher: Kyle Cathie Limited
Presents recipes using regional ingredients to create classic Spanish dishes as well as modern twists on the classics, emphasizing good quality ingredients and simple combinations for stylish, fuss-free cooking.
Seasonal Spanish Food
Author: Jose Pizarro
Publisher: Kyle Cathie Limited
Season by season, Jose Pizarro explores his favourite ingredients from different Spanish regions and demonstrates how best to use them with his exceptional, yet simple, recipes. He also includes anecdotes about typical Spanish pastimes and stories from his youth growing up on a farm in Extremadura."
Bread and Oil
Author: Tomas Graves
Publisher: Grub Street Cookery
Coarse bread bathed in olive oil, then rubbed with tomato or garlic and salt, is common to all the Mediterranean cultures from France to Algeria, from Morocco to Greece. On the island of Majorca, it is known as pa amb oli, bread and oil. Tomás Graves takes this healthy peasant staple as a starting point to explore not only Mediterranean cooking, agriculture, and traditions but also the historical events that have rescued this simple dish from disappearing along with a way of life that had remained essentially unchanged since Roman times. Pa amb oli has come to symbolize for Majorcans all that is still honest and valid in the island, which became a major tourist destination in the 1960s and has been looking for its soul ever since. In Bread & Oil the wonderfully evocative writer Tomás Graves celebrates the Majorcan character as reflected in its eating habits. He makes the sights, insights, sounds, scents and lively folk of the Spanish island jump to life so brilliantly in this creative triumph. Whether he's writing about class structure love or war, Graves, in his own translation of the original Catalan version, manages to tie it all in to bread and oil. Part adventure log, part history book, part travelogue, part restaurant guide and part cookbook charm oozes throughout. Recipes reflect the indigenous ingredients; wrinkled olives made with olive oil, lemon juice and crushed garlic; fried sardines topped with sautéed onions and marinated in vinegar served cold with bread and oil guacamole with tomatoes and onions; and aubergine mousse with cinnamon and curry powder. Graves, son of celebrated British poet Robert Graves, is the thread throughout and writes of a wise tip he once got, "In the event of having had too much to drink, eat a slice of bread soaked in virgin olive oil and in an hour's time you'll feel right as rain again." The same can undoubtedly be said of reading this book.
The Food of Spain
Author: Claudia Roden
Publisher: Harper Collins
One of our foremost authorities on Mediterranean, North African, and Italian cooking, Claudia Roden brings her incomparable authenticity, vision, and immense knowledge to bear in The Food of Spain. The James Beard Award–winning author of the classic cookbooks A Book of Middle Eastern Food and A Book of Jewish Food now graces food lovers with the definitive cookbook on the Spanish cuisine, illustrated with dozens of gorgeous full-color photographs that capture the color and essence of this wonderfully vibrant nation and its diverse people, traditions, and culture.