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The Cuisines of Spain: Exploring Regional Home Cooking [Hardcover]

Teresa Barrenechea
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31 Dec 2005
With the world in a swoon over the gastronomic riches of Spain - from the brilliant array of its traditional tapa dishes to the daring preparations of its new generation of chefs -the timing couldn't be better for the arrival of this long-awaited cookbook. In THE CUISINES OF SPAIN, Teresa Barrenechea, one of the country's most talented culinary ambassadors, showcases her culinary heritage through over 250 recipes culled from her extensive repertoire, and from friends and fellow chefs across Spain. The famed rice dishes of Valencia, the brilliant mojos of the Canary Islands, the hearty stews and braised meats of the interior - all of the classics are here in peak form, as are many lesser-known but equally important and intriguing regional dishes. Steeped in the history of her country, Barrenechea weaves a captivating narrative of Spain's diverse peoples, landscapes, and ingredients, revealing how such forces gave rise to the food traditions that we celebrate today. Over 150 full-color photographs from Barcelona-based photojournalist Jeff Koehler and renowned food photographer Christopher Hirsheimer put Spain's culinary riches on brilliant display. With such a distinguished pairing of author and artists, THE CUISINES OF SPAIN is positioned to be one of the major cookbook releases of the year.

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (31 Dec 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580085156
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580085151
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,449,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real cuisine of Spain 23 Sep 2009
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I am an spanish. I bought this book for a present to an english friend. But I had to buy one for me. It's a wonderfull book of spanish cuisine. The book is pretty. Full of enchanting photos. The quality of paper and book design is expectacular. The recipes are the things you eat at home, at the street's bar or at the best of the restaurant. The explanations of the recipes are superb. And the introductory information about regional cuisine and its history is accurate and interesting.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes, beautiful book 23 Sep 2006
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This is the kind of book that made me want to drop everything and go travelling (or eating my way!) through Spain. It's beautifully produced, and starts with an informative culinary history of the country. The recipes are very good. I've tried several, and they've all been big hits. The Hake Fillets and Clams with Salsa Verde is sublime. A book definitely worth having.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like spanish food...this is the book to buy!!! 17 April 2006
By Maria Rodriguez - Published on Amazon.com
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I have tried many of the recipes in this book and I still use it as my regular cookbook. Dishes like Dorada a la sal, Samfaina, Tarta de Santiago, Trucha a la Navarra etc, etc, etc...have just that taste from home (I am spanish). It is really easy to follow and fun to read, because every recipe starts with a comment about it, a story of the dish. It also gives you some places where you can buy those "not so easy to find" ingredients. It is also very helpful that she recomends different kind of fish for a given dish, so if you can not find a particular fish you can substitute for another one.

A GREAT find.....
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended 6 Dec 2005
By Alejandro - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I love to cook and am delighted with The Cuisines of Spain. The book is a beautiful blend of most practical and easy to follow recipes with unusual and out of the ordinary dishes that make me curious and eager to experiment. In addition, the comprehensive and thorough information on Spanish culture combined with a host of lovely photos make this newest of my cook books a real treasure. It even makes for a great present.
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Perfect! 15 Jan 2006
By Mali Diago - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The Cuisines of Spain is one, if not the most brilliant cookbook about Spanish food. It's not only beautifully edited with great photographs but the recipes are very straight forward and explained in full detail. The author captures the essence of each dish and does an amazing job explaining the recipe in a most simple manner. All the recipes are great, easy and fun to make!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best SPANISH cookbook ever! 1 Oct 2008
By J. Schweitzer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Let me start off by saying that I studied abroad in Spain on 2 occasions, my husband (who I met in Spain) is half-Spanish, and I have traveled to Spain a half dozen times. With that being said, I love Spanish food and I have tried it from several regions. I saw this cookbook in a local market and copied a recipe out of it. I cooked the recipe and it was amazing...it was exactly like the food I had in Spain...I couldn't believe it. Immediately after eating, I ordered the book on Amazon. I've tried many more recipes from the book and they have all been amazing. The paella is fabulous and very easy. I love this book!!!
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book.. 23 Nov 2005
By Sara Reich - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I am so happy to finally have found a Spanish cookbook that covers all my favorite dishes. The recipies are well written and many are very simple, and everything I've made so far has turned out great. Also, the photographs are lovely!
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