Basque: Spanish Recipes From San Sebastian & Beyond by Jose PizarroBasque: Spanish Recipes From San Sebastian & Beyond by Jose Pizarro

Basque: Spanish Recipes From San Sebastian & Beyond

byJose Pizarro

Hardcover | August 17, 2016

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Spanish natives are fiercely proud of their heritage, language, and their food and drink. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Basque country, an area in the north of Spain, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and France.A major city within the region is San Sebastian, known for its rich mix of traditions which are deep-rooted in food and cooking. From its obsession with the perfect 'pintxos' (small tapas snacks), to holding the most Michelin stars per head than anywhere else in the world, there's plenty here for food-lovers.In Basque, Jose Pizarro shows readers how to create some of the best-loved dishes from this area at home, including traditional Basque dishes such as bacalao (salt cod with pisto and allioli), hake a la plancha" with oven potatoes and Romesco sauce, and wild mushrooms with scrambled eggs. He dispels the myth that creating tapas and traditional Spanish fare is a laborious task, and shows you how to bring the great experience of dining in the little bars of San Sebastian to your own kitchen.Enjoy the renowned tapas dishes, such as croquetas (stuffed fried potato croquettes), tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette) and Jamon Iberico (cured ham), along with fried scampi with mayonnaise, razor clams with seaweed, boiled egg with crab and mint. 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 against the backdrop of the stunning views of San Sebastian and the rest of the Basque country, this book will whisk you to the heart of Spanish culture. Jose also shares menu suggestions to help you plan, shop, cook, and, most importantly, enjoy this wonderful way of eating and socializing."
Jose Pizarro worked at the award-winning El Meson de Dona Filo restaurant in Madrid before moving to London, where he cofounded the Brindisa restaurants, with two new restaurants set to open in 2016.
Title:Basque: Spanish Recipes From San Sebastian & BeyondFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 10 × 7.75 × 1.25 inPublished:August 17, 2016Publisher:Hardie Grant - Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784880264

ISBN - 13:9781784880262

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Editorial Reviews

"The third Spanish cookbook from the Basque-by-way-of-Bermondsey chef Jose Pizarro, and this one is his best yet. Filled with luscious lifestyle photography . . . here you'll find transportative stews, tapas bites and everything in between.""Jose Pizarro's Basque is more than a collection of regional recipes. Basque is a collection of Pizarro's emotions and memories of Basque County, an autonomous region of Spain in the western Pyrenees. . . The recipes are divided into Meat, Fish, Vegetables, and Dessert, and are straightforward and sufficiently explained. All levels of cooks will find something in this book that they can make and feel comfortable attempting." -NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS