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menu del dia,
This review is from: Menu del Dia: More Than 100 Classic, Authentic Recipes from Across Spain (Hardcover)
There are some great, no nonsense recipes for some
great, no nonsense dishes here: Lamb with Red Peppers;
Chicken with Garlic; White Beans with Clams; Almond
But this is a book to be read as much as cooked from.
Rohan Daft writes with a light, playful touch - what
you might expect from a former gossip columnist - and
is an entertaining storyteller.
Atun Encebollado (Tuna with Sweet Onions) '...comes
from Spain's windsurfing capital of Tarifa, a place
where the people have attracted an undeserved
reputation for speaking to themselves'.
Sopa castellana (garlic soup with ham) '...comes from
the central, upstanding regions of Castile-Leon and
Castile-La Mancha, where, on once enquiring in a
restaurant "What is sopa castellana?" a friend met
with the simple amswer, "Honest."'
This is a wonderful book and highly recommended.