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Hear it from a Spaniard,
This review is from: Seasonal Spanish Food (Hardcover)I love this book. It perfectly captures the essence od Spanish cooking, and I am qualified to make this statement, I am Spanish!
Shameful to say until I bought this book I had never had a go at making paella, but when I followed the recipe in this book for seafood paella I was blown away, it tasted exactly like the one you get in restaurants in Spain. It is so good that I made it for my family and my mum asked for the recipe as she said it tasted better than hers.
Same with the recipe for Spanish ommelette, tortilla española, which contrary to what people think it's just potatoes, onions and eggs. This book has tought me that choosing the right kind of potatoes (floury type like king edward) and making sure you soften your onions for 20 mins before adding any other ingredient is the key to the perfect tortilla española.
As well as the popular Spanish dishes, there are also not so well known recipes all equally tasty but at the same time simple, the book is divided by seasons with additional chapters for specific ingredients such as rice, eggs, fish, etc.
My favourite Spanish cooking book.