Javier Leal Olivas

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A Middle Eastern Feast (Penguin Great Food) by Claudia Roden
Well explained recipes, nice selection of essential Middle Eastern dishes that everybody should try. Claudia Roden is very knowledgeable, recommended.
Cooking without Recipes by Philip Dundas
Cooking without Recipes by Philip Dundas
I must say that I looked forward to receive and to read this book, I really did. My expectations were high - while I consider myself an amateur cook and a avid reader of food writing, I have grown tired of the average coffee table cookbook. Fancy photos, strange ingredients and pointless recipes that nobody ends up looking at and let alone cooking, just wasn't my thing. I definitely was excited about reading 'Cooking Without Recipes'.

The starting of the book sounds great, it promises to deliver the readers "the 'how' of cooking, the reactions of heat and taste", but it fails.

The book does go through a list of ingredients and culinary utensils. The author tries to… Read more
1080 Recipes by InÚs and Simone Ortega
1080 Recipes by InÚs and Simone Ortega
After a few weeks with the book I must say I'm very pleased with the purchase. The book has many classic Spanish recipes that match with the ones I've been trying in Spain. The translation from the original seems very good also. I specially like the recipes by famous Spanish chefs at the end of the book. A must for Spanish cuisine lovers :)