Tagged with cookbooks

Tapas, A Bite of Spain!

Tapas, A Bite of Spain!

So, here is how my brain works: the autumn rains have finally arrived in usually sunny Madrid, and as I look out my window at the gray October sky, I can’t help thinking about how it usually rains at least a little bit every time I go to San Sebastian for annual international culinary conference … Continue reading

Frank Camorra’s MoVida Rustica

Frank Camorra’s MoVida Rustica

Although chef and restaurateur Frank Camorra left his native Spain for Australia when he was just a child, he has spent much of his adult life bringing the flavors of his birthplace to the people of Australia (in large part through his ever-growing MoVida restaurant chain, which has outposts in Melbourne and Sydney). However, this … Continue reading

Chef Alberto Herráiz on Paella

Chef Alberto Herráiz on Paella

Summer invariably leads to thoughts of the beach, which inevitably remind me of a vegetable paella that I ate on a beach in Denia, Alicante, several years ago. There have been many paellas in my life, and I am fortunate to say that many of them have been both memorable and excellent, but nothing has … Continue reading

Culinaria Spain

Culinaria Spain

I probably shouldn’t play favorites, but I have to admit that this is one of my VERY favorite cookbooks, ever! And actually one of my favorite books in general. While I don’t know that I’ve ever actually used Culinaria Spain (1999, Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft) for its recipes, I have consulted it time and time again as … Continue reading

Spanish Chefs on Foods from Spain!

Spanish Chefs on Foods from Spain!

Foods from Spain is not only a wonderful place to find up-to-date information about Spanish foods, news and events, but it’s also a great source for information on Spanish shops, restaurants and chefs – among other things. An extremely useful section on this site is the one dedicated to Chefs and Training, where visitors can … Continue reading

1080 Recipes!

1080 Recipes!

It can be great to get a look at specific elements of delicious Spanish cuisine through the eyes of foreigners who have traveled extensively in this country or lived here for a time, and who have then gone on to write cookbooks detailing their culinary experiences or adaptations of their favorite Spanish dishes. But it … Continue reading

Spain, Recipes and Traditions

Spain, Recipes and Traditions

I have always been a huge fan of Chronicle Books. In fact, I used to dream about either working for or writing for this San Francisco based independent book publisher. But for now, I can only live vicariously through the words and recipes of veteran cookbook writer Jeff Koehler, author of Chronicle’s 2013 tome Spain. … Continue reading

A Tour of Foods From Spain

A Tour of Foods From Spain

Sometimes it’s good to take a moment to get back to basics. Even as someone who uses ICEX Spain, Trade and Investment’s excellent gastronomy site Foods from Spain on a daily basis, I sometimes forget just how many great resources this site has to offer on top Spanish food and culture, including information about Spanish … Continue reading

Menu of the Day!

Menu of the Day!

Anyone who has every lived in Spain knows the value of having a list of restaurants on-hand that serve up delicious and good value menús del día (menus of the day). A Spanish lunch tradition, a menú del día is typically made up of a variety of different dishes from which diners choose an appetizer, … Continue reading