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1. Classic Spanish Cooking: Recipes
2. The Cuisines of Spain: Exploring
3. Cocina sana para ninos/ Healthy
4. Seasonal Spanish Food: 125 Simple
5. Traditional Spanish Cooking
6. Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes
7. The New Spanish Table
8. La Buena Mesa: The Regional Cooking
9. Fix-it and Forget-it Favoritos
10. The Book of Spanish Cooking
11. Cooking from the Heart of Spain:
12. Rice Cookbook, the (Creative Cooking
13. Sabroso: The Spanish-American
14. Spanish and Portuguese Cooking..Round
15. Spanish Bar and Restaurant Cooking
16. A Spanish Family Cookbook: Favorite
17. Tapas Deck: 50 Little Dishes that
18. The Spanish Kitchen: Explore the
19. Tapas & Traditional Spanish
20. Eat, Drink, Think in Spanish:

1. Classic Spanish Cooking: Recipes for Mastering the Spanish kitchen
by Elisabeth Luard
 Hardcover: 336 Pages (2006-05-01)
list price: US$20.00 -- used & new: US$4.76
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Asin: B00127SHXC
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Over 100 diverse recipes come together in this collection of classic Spanish recipes for novice and expert cooks alike. Using only the freshest ingredients, renowned chef, Elisabeth Luard gives an extensive variety of tapas recipes which encourage the reader to experiment with typically Spanish produce – including cooking confidently with peppery chorizo, fresh seafood, and flavouring with saffron, garlic, and sherry. Using step by step recipes, learn how to cook a distinctive and perfect paella, delicious gazpacho, or hearty and traditional fish and meat stews without the fuss that so often surrounds Mediterranean cooking. Elisabeth Luard has pieced together recipes from every region of Spain to give an insightful and enticing overview of one country’s food culture and heritage. Classic Spanish Cooking is an essential addition to any cook’s library and pays homage to the wonderful tastes and flavors of Spanish cuisine. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Classy Classic Spanish Cooking
I agree with the previous reviews that describe this book as 'small', however it is quite chunky and is quite a classy little book.The hardcover is thick, the pages are quite heavy and there are two beautiful ribbon page markers.Whilst there are no photographs of the finished dishes at all, the author describes quite thoroughly how things should be done, and how they should look...it is quite conversational, and you feel as though you have someone standing beside you in the kitchen.The recipes, for the most part, seem to contain ingredients that are readily available and the couple I have tried have been really quite nice.The best part is that, at the moment, the book is listed as being at a [Bargain Price] and it is truly worth every cent they are asking.It would also make a nice gift.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice book, but a little deceptive
Good read and some good recipes.It's just that physically, the book is tiny...Six or seven inches tall.Maybe it should be called "The Pocket Guide to Classic Spanish Cooking."

5-0 out of 5 stars "SPANISH DELIGHT"

5-0 out of 5 stars Delicious, authentic and beautiful
I bought this cookbook two years ago after returning from a month's stay in Spain with a host family. Elisabeth Luard's recipes are as good as I remember my host mom's home cooking being. Every recipe I have made has turned out delicious, especially the recipe for pickling your own olives and the red pepper & wine chicken. One caution though - these recipes take time to prepare, and sometimes use ingredients that are hard to find (or at least for me). However, if you are willing to put in the effort, the results will be worth it! As an added bonus, there is artwork sprinkled throughout the book, painted by Elisabeth Luard herself, that is beautiful. I will be using this cookbook for as long as I can still cook. ... Read more

2. The Cuisines of Spain: Exploring Regional Home Cooking
by Teresa Barrenechea
Paperback: 352 Pages (2009-08-11)
list price: US$27.99 -- used & new: US$16.00
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Asin: 158008835X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The popularity of Spanish food continues to endure, and THE CUISINES OF SPAIN is the most comprehensive, lavishly illustrated book on the country's regional and classic dishes. Barrenechea, one of Spain's greatest culinary ambassadors, showcases her heritage with more than 250 recipes from her personal repertoire as well as from friends and fellow chefs. Without a doubt, this beautiful book remains the definitive exploration of home cooking across Spain's varied and colorful regions. Amazon.com Review
Born and raised in Spain's Basque Country, Teresa Barrenechea (The Basque Table), has been very purposeful with her title, choosing the plural, cuisines, to speak of Spain in her most recent book, The Cuisines of Spain. There is no one Spanish food, plain and simple. And what the author wants to convey is a sense of place for the many delicious dishes she presents (there are over 250 recipes). It's a kind of culinary coaching, a catch up for the cooks already familiar with which dishes one can attribute to Northern Italy, say, or Sicily, or Alsatian France. Spain, and Spanish culinary traditions, remain something of a frontier. And that makes Teresa Barrenechea something of a pioneer. Exploring Regional Home Cooking: That's the sub-title of the book, and therein lies the magic.

The Cuisines of Spain is first and foremost a book to read. The author's first two chapters describe in great detail the history and geography of Spain's regions which she groups by shared climate and natural resources. She calls this "following bean stews rather than political boundaries." Woven into this tapestry are traces of the Phoenicians, ancient Greeks, Romans, Celts, Visigoths and Vandals (who left behind livestock farming practices), Moorish and Jewish culture, and, of course, the New World impacts of foods returning with Columbus--tomatoes, potatoes, corn, peppers. She gets granular--which pigs, grown where and eating what, contribute to the great hams of Spain.

She divides the book by the flow of a meal, and makes suggestions throughout which dishes would typically go together. This is if you were to choose to cook an entire Spanish meal, from tapas to dessert. You could also strive to include a single Spanish dish in your weekly meals, learning as you go, expanding a repertoire, because this is home cooking. This is about every day, not just special occasions.

The enterprising cook will find chapters devoted to "Tapas," "Cold Soups and Salads," "Vegetable Dishes and Other First Courses," "Breads," "Pies and Pastas," "Warm Soups and Legume Stews," "Rice Dishes," "Fish and Shellfish," "Poultry, Meats, and Game," "Desserts and Other Sweets," and "Beverages." There's a chapter of basic recipes as well as a list of sources for some of the more unusual ingredients.

This is a lush, beautifully illustrated and designed cookbook, as at home on a coffee table or nightstand as in the kitchen. Take the author's advice: Follow the bean stews into a new world of Old World home cooking. --Schuyler Ingle ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Spanish Cuisine
Aloha, this cookbook has given me insight into paella and other Spanish rice dishes. I'm glad that Mahatma carries Valencia Rice, and I was able to find Spanish chorizo because I've gone crazy making the recipes from this book. The author describes the types of pans...paella and cazuelas...to use. I found the paella pan in World Market, and my "cazuela" is a Circulon 11" round pan with metal handles. I needed the cazuela to go into the 500 degree oven and not melt. So far the paella recipes that I've used for the two parties at my house resulted in satisfied guests, and almost no leftovers.

We were in Spain in Feb 2010, and wanted to extend our memories of that amazing country, so this cookbook allowed me to do this. Along with the Tapas book that we bought on the streets of Barcelona, we've been eating and sharing Spain with our friends.

I ordered the hardback book "used" from Amazon's sellers, and it came as described...in a mylar jacket, tight, and hardly used...great price for a $40 book. I'm a satisfied customer. Aloha

5-0 out of 5 stars Best SPANISH cookbook ever!
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!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Recipes and history make for great food book
I purchased this as a Christmas present for someone who spent his childhood in Spain and whose son who is growing up in America.I thought the photos and recipes would elicit pleasant childhood memories and provide a great introduction to the varied cuisines and regions of Spain.I wanted a book that was a pleasure to peruse and that had authentic recipes.

I have not read the book in any depth but look forward to doing so when I get a chance.My look-through revealed a book that met my expectations in a satisfying way. Beautiful photos, evocative text and authentic recipes.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love it
I was looking for a good book in traditional kitchen from Spain. This book is what I was looking for. The only thing I miss are more photos. The recipes are simple and easy to follow, but the best part is that the recipes I have tried actually taste like the ones I tasted back home.
If you are looking for the real cuisine of Spain, this is your book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Start Your Shopping List!
Although I have travelled in Spain and loved the food there it never occured to me to cook it at home.I was recently given a copy of Ms Barrenecheca's "The Cuisines of Spain" and I'm so glad to have it. I haven't yet purchased the equipment she suggests (pg.51) the "cazuela" and a "paella" pan but if I find myself using the book enough I will.The food and location photographs are just gorgeous and had me reaching for my passport but instead I decided to just start cooking.I'm really liking the recipes, they are easy to follow and have an authentic feel to them AND the results taste good.It is interesting (to me) that I keep being attracted to the dishes from Murcia.Go figure.The two recipes I have enjoyed most so far are "Christmas Chicken" (p.242) from Extramadura which is really tasty and in my neck of the woods will be great for summer because you do it the day before, refrigerate it, then serve it at room temperature and "Baked Trout with Jamon Serrano" (p.227) from
Navarra, which is fast (high burner/hot oven) with a real nice combination of flavors.I'm looking forward to exploring this book and I suppose before I know it I'll be out shopping for "cazuela". ... Read more

3. Cocina sana para ninos/ Healthy Cooking for Your Kids (Spanish Edition)
by Sarah Banbery
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2007-09)
list price: US$9.99 -- used & new: US$3.69
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Asin: 1407504665
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4. Seasonal Spanish Food: 125 Simple Recipes to Bring Home the Flavors of Spain
by Jose Pizarro
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2010-02-16)
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Asin: 1906868093
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Pizarro's infectious enthusiasm for Spanish cooking permeates every page. His message couldn't be simpler--use fresh, good-quality, seasonal ingredients and they will speak for themselves. Season by season, he explores his favorite ingredients from different Spanish regions, the culture and history behind them, and how best to use them with his exceptional and yet simple recipes. With anecdotes about typical Spanish pastimes and stories from his youth growing up on a farm in Extremadura, this is a truly Spanish approach to the cuisine, which has integrity and charm. Try a Pea Soup with Serrano Ham to welcome spring; add extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, and black pepper to the most ripe of summer fruits to bring out their flavor and serve alongside Crispy Shrimp Fritters; indulge in some Pears Poached in Rioja during the autumn; and create Pork Filets with Piquillo Peppers to warm you in winter--these are just a few of the recipes in this book that you will turn to again and again for any occasion. ... Read more

5. Traditional Spanish Cooking
by Janet Mendel
Paperback: 320 Pages (2006-11-01)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$17.66
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Asin: 0711226776
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Now available in paperback, Janet Mendel's classic work includes 270 recipes for traditional Spanish dishes from Andalusian red garlic fish soup to Catalan chicken, Asturias stuffed sardines and Galician fish stew to Castilian roast baby lamb and shepherds' stew from La Mancha. Her inspired introductions set the food in the context of a land situated on the crossroads of civilizations, and where the food is a true melting pot of many cultures.
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Books on Spanish Food by a Resident Expert
Sorry!I forgot to sign my review. Janet Mendel has lived in Spain for many years and has written a food column for Spain's English-language magazine, Lookout, for more than 25 years. During that time, she hascollected hundreds of authentic recipes. Whenever I write articles onSpanish food, I almost almost consult Mendel's book to verify facts, checkhow dishes are actually made Spain, quantities, style, etc. Janet Mendel isthe real thing and such a bona fide authority on Spanish cooking that topcookbook authors and Mediterranean food authorities such as Paula Wolfertoften consult her. Until recently, here books were only available inEurope. How wonderful it is that they are now available in the US. ¡Ole!

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the top Spanish food books in print
Janet Mendel has lived in Spain for many years and has written a food column for Spain's English-language magazine, Lookout, for more than 25 years.During that time, she has collected hundreds of authentic recipes. Whenever I write articles on Spanish food, I almost almost consult Mendel'sbook to verify facts, check how dishes are actually made Spain, quantities,style, etc.Janet Mendel is the real thing and such a bona fide authorityon Spanish cooking that top cookbook authors and Mediterranean foodauthorities such as Paula Wolfert often consult her. Until recently, herebooks were only available in Europe.How wonderful it is that they are nowavailable in the US. ¡Ole!

4-0 out of 5 stars excellant and authentic book used in course about cooking in
A fabulous book! Part of the reading list for a course in Spanish food from pre-columbian times up to the present.Authentic information and recipes of the real cuisine of Spain, creating an understanding of a national cuisine shared by a whole country, becoming traditional.A most interesting concept of national identity and what it means collectively to a population. ... Read more

6. Made in Spain: Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen
by Jose Andres
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2008-11-04)
list price: US$35.00 -- used & new: US$21.24
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Asin: 030738263X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Americans have fallen in love with Spanish food in recent years, and no one has done more to play matchmaker than the award-winning chef José Andrés.

In this irresistible companion volume to his public television show Made in Spain, José reminds us—in the most alluring and delicious way—that the food of his native Spain is as varied and inventive as any of the world’s great cuisines. To prove it, José takes us on a flavorful tour of his beloved homeland, from Andalucía to Aragón. Along the way, he shares recipes that reflect not just local traditions but also the heart and soul of Spain’s distinctive cooking.

In the Basque Country, we discover great fish dishes and the haute cuisine of some of the finest restaurants in the world. In Cantabria, famous for its dairy products, we find wonderful artisanal cheeses. In Valencia, we learn why the secret to unforgettable paella is all in the rice. And in Castilla La Mancha, José shows us the land of the great Don Quixote, where a magical flower produces precious saffron.

The dishes of Made in Spain show the diversity of Spanish cooking today as it is prepared in homes and restaurants from north to south—from casual soups and sandwiches to soul-warming dishes of long-simmered beans and artfully composed salads. Many dishes showcase the fine Spanish products that are now widely available across America. Many more are prepared with the regular ingredients available in any good supermarket.

With more than one hundred simple, straightforward recipes that beautifully capture the flavors and essence of Spanish cooking, Made in Spain is an indispensable addition to any cookbook collection. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Mouthwatering food
I got the book from the library and will buy it as well. While I live near a store that focuses on Spanish food, I found the ingredients he is talking about in various stores. I found the special rice in various supermarkets and latin markets, the pimenton is available in most places, so is sherry vinegar, and the piquillo peppers. They even have them at Trader Joes. The only items that might be hard for some are the various cheeses. But then you can order most of the stuff online. I suppose saying that these are dishes for the American kitchen might imply that one uses "American ingredients" - I think he meant that these dishes are the less challenging ones (as compared to eating all the intestines and whatever it is that they devour...).

Anyways, I have made several recipes - the vegetable paella for example, the bread salad, the garlic mayonaise - just absolutely delicious and worth the time and effort. His cooking show is one of the very best - so much fun to watch, and I really could not wait to start cooking. I highly recommend it to those that want to make Spanish dishes that are very delicious, and consider finding the ingredients as part of the adventure.

4-0 out of 5 stars his best book to date
this is his best cookbook to date
lots of great ideas and easy directions

great flavor as well

3-0 out of 5 stars Hard to Find Ingredients Make Recipes Difficult for American Cooks
I bought this book because I enjoyed the chef's cooking TV show on PBS. Further, I just returned from Spain and wanted to duplicate some of the menu items I ate there. Unfortunately, even though I live in California, a cultural Mecca for Hispanics, I couldn't find most of the Spanish ingredients called for in the book. It would have been nice to have the chef suggest substitutes, especially for the many varieties of peppers required. California market shelves and produce selections bulge with peppers, but without knowing which one to substitute, I just didn't want to chance a mistake, so closed the book and shelved it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Nice Pictures But Hard to Find Items.....
I bought this book after seeing a few episodes of JOSE MADE IN SPAIN on PBS. The book is very colorful and very clear in its presentation. For every recipe, pictures are included and inticing you to try that dish. But that's were the positive feedback ends!

I add my voice to those who say "items used in the cookbook are difficult and hard to find locally." I was able to find most of everything that I needed on several US Internet grocery shops. However, a few items I ordered directly from Spain.

In my opinion, this book should not be titled "Spanish Dishes for the American Kitchen". Instead it should be titled "Spanish Dishes from Spain".

5-0 out of 5 stars A tour of regional specialties that reflect the soul of Spanish cuisine
MADE IN SPAIN accompanies a PBS TV show and tells of the food of Jose Andres' native Spain, offering a tour of regional specialties that reflect the soul of Spanish cuisine. From a Traditional Basque Stew of Tuna, Peppers and Onions to a Galacian-Style Chicken Turnover and Ribbons of Melon and Ham, MADE IN SPAIN: SPANISH DISHES FOR AMERICAN KITCHENS is loaded with color photos of finished dishes and delightful insights throughout.
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7. The New Spanish Table
by Anya von Bremzen
Paperback: 496 Pages (2005-11-07)
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Asin: 0761135553
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazing things are happening at the new Spanish table. The sweet-hot pequillos of Navarra turn up in a classic potato tortilla (the beloved omelet found in every tapas bar). Purple-veined Cabrales butter melts across a thick grilled T-bone. Honey is drizzled over eggplant "fries." Chocolate meets olive oil, strawberries meet fennel, vanilla meets salmon. Mysteriously delicious savory ice creams—balsamic vinegar, thyme, saffron—garnish soups and seafoods.

Casual, quietly inventive, steeped in regional traditions but unmistakably modern, Spain is the new France and Italy, an ipicenter of contemporary Mediterranean cooking with a wealth of alluring flavors and preparations.

Written by Anya von Bremzen—an award-winning food writer who first fell in love with Spain in the early 1980s, introduced the Catalan genius and three-star chef Ferran Adrià to American readers in 1997, and today spends close to half her year in the country—The New Spanish Table delivers all the pleasures of this exhilarating cuisine.

It's a rustic table: Baked Fish with Romesco Potatoes. It's elegant: Rack of Lamb with Pistacchio Pesto. It's exquisitely simple: Smoky Fried Almonds with sea salt, an addictive marriage of four ingredients. It's for entertaining—dozens of tapas, paellas and cazuelas (named after the Spanish terra-cotta casseroles)—and, with its glorious comfort foods like fried eggs with crackling, crispy whites, and luscious unusual Rice Pudding Ice Cream, perfect for cozying up, alone.

Most of all, The New Spanish Table is an irresistible, festive celebration of flavors from a culture absolutely passionate about food, wine, and the pleasures of an excellent meal. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Exciting, new flavors!
I am enjoying reading this book and look forward to trying many of the recipes.

5-0 out of 5 stars We love this cookbook.
This book has authentic flavors of Spain.I am married to a Spaniard.Everything I have prepared from this book for my husband or for his family when we are in Spain has been a hit.I have a copy of the book at our home in Chicago and a copy of the book in our home in Sevilla.(It's too heavy to cart back and forth!)I love this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars The kind of cookbook I like.
One of the best put together cookbooks I've ever used, even better than the Sugar Club cookbook.(New Zealand, South Pacific cooking.)
The author provides suggestions for substitutes for items you cannot easily find.
Easy to follow directions.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great intro to Spanish cooking
Find a good source of garlic--you'll be using lots of it when you start cooking from the New Spanish Table.Surprisingly, many ingredients are easy to find and many recipes don't require a lot of fussing. Lots of good narrative.

5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT SPANISH COOKBOOK
Upon my return from a trip along the coast of Spain I wanted a cookbook that would help me create many of the wonderful dishes we ate. I made several recipes from the book for a recent tapas party. Everything came out wonderful. The directions are clear and concise and the recipe descriptions and other information is fun to read.A great addition to my cookbook collection. ... Read more

8. La Buena Mesa: The Regional Cooking of Spain
by Elizabeth Parrish
Hardcover: 288 Pages (2010-10)
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Asin: 0781812550
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La buena mesa or 'the good table' is a Spanish expression synonymous with delicious food. And, indeed, with its wonder-fully varied climate and geography, Spain is a country that celebrates 'good tables' and distinctive cuisines across nine-teen regions. Over centuries, the Iberian Peninsula has been criss-crossed by different groups, each leaving indelible culinary imprints wherever they settled. The influences of the Greeks, Phoenicians, Celts, and Moors - to name a few - are all found in Spain's regional cuisines. From the hearty stews of the rainy northern Bay of Biscay regions, to the myriad rice dishes from the Mediterranean coast, or the cooling salads favoured in Andalucia, Spanish cuisine presents endless bounty and variety. Beloved classics like paella, gazpacho, and flan need no translation, but new favourites are also waiting to be discovered. You will find them in this lovingly compiled tribute to Spanish cooking. Elizabeth Parrish, a resident of Tarragona, invites readers to take a gastronomic journey through the home kitchens of Spain.Clear, easy-to-follow recipes, fascinating notes about Spanish culture and history, and lively personal anecdotes bring the regional cuisines of Spain to life. This title features: 165 recipes with step-by-step instructions; glossary of Spanish ingredients; 8-page colour insert; and, engaging sidebars about Spanish customs and cuisine. ... Read more

9. Fix-it and Forget-it Favoritos Con 5 Ingredientes (Spanish Edition)
by Phyllis Pellman Good
Paperback: 284 Pages (2007-10)
list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$7.99
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Asin: 1561486051
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10. The Book of Spanish Cooking
by Hilaire Walden
Paperback: 120 Pages (1993-01-13)
list price: US$12.00 -- used & new: US$4.38
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Asin: B000IOEMVG
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Indulge Spanish dishes made from ingredients with centuries-old traditions. "The Book of Spanish Cooking" brings the reader an enticing selection of delicious appetizers, plus main courses, vegetables and desserts, in a varied collection of more than 100 recipes. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to Spanish cooking.
In its roughly 50 parts, all written by experienced cooks and cook book writers, HP Books' "The Book of ... Cooking" series takes you to the cuisines of various regions of the U.S. and around the world; all in easy to follow, well-explained recipes.

This installment, the Book of Spanish Cooking, starts with a brief introduction into the basics of the Spanish cuisine, and then presents recipe suggestions for all major courses, from tapas and soups to sweets, sauces, sides and drinks.Special chapters are dedicated to egg dishes, fish, poultry and game, (red) meat, rice, legumes and vegetables.Classics such as churros, empanada, gazpacho, pisto manchego, paella and sangria appear next to variations on classic recipes (tortilla with red pepper, artichoke and ham tortilla, orange flan, tuna croquettes) and unique dishes such as chicken with sherry or with walnut sauce, mullet with anchovy sauce, pork in cider and orange, and quail with grapes.

From apple cake to zarzuela, this collection of recipes, while not all-encompassing, is a great introduction to the richness of the Spanish cuisine - and at a relative bargain price, to boot.Also recommended:This series' installments on North African, Mediterranean, Greek and French provincial cooking, antipasti, pasta, light pasta sauces, and pizzas and Italian breads.

Also recommended:
Around the World Cookbook
Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home: Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day
Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant: Ethnic and Regional Recipes from the Cooks at the Legendary Restaurant (Cookery)
Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian: More Than 650 Meatless Recipes from Around the World
On Cooking: A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals (4th Edition) Textbook only
Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition - 2006

2-0 out of 5 stars Food that doesn't inspire
I just cooked the Green Mussel Salad tonight and was pretty disappointed.I've tried a couple other recipes in this book and have also been disappointed.The recipes I've tried don't inspire or even satisfy.I haven't found a Spanish cookbook yet that does, to be fair, but I keep looking.

4-0 out of 5 stars Lots of tasty recipes to enjoy!
Great collection of tasty recipes with photos for every recipe! The introduction explains spanish food customs & ingredients. Lots of vegetarian recipes like "Rice with Chickpeas," "Fideua," "Bell Pepper & Onion Tart," "Potatoes with garlic sauce," "White soup with grapes" and "Gazpacho."

Of course there are still lots of meat recipes such as "Quail with Grapes," "Duck with Pears," "Lamb Chilindron," "Shrimp stuffed Eggs," "Empanada" and more. It's worth adding to your cookbook collection!

5-0 out of 5 stars Spanish Cooking
This book has easy to follow directions, pictures which show the process step by step, and contains ingredients readily available in the United States. ... Read more

11. Cooking from the Heart of Spain: Food of La Mancha
by Janet Mendel
Hardcover: 400 Pages (2006-05-01)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$6.69
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Asin: 0060751746
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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For forty years, American-born freelance journalist and award-winning cookbook author Janet Mendel has made her home in Spain. Becoming a "local" has provided Mendel with the unique opportunity to explore the authentic foods of her adopted country, and to bring the best recipes to American kitchens. Now, in Cooking from the Heart of Spain, she turns her attention to the region of La Mancha.

Mendel has taken part in the harvesting of saffron, wine grapes, and garlic. She has made marzipan in Toledo, joined in a partridge shoot, and prepared trout caught fresh from the streams in Cuenca. She tells stories of artisanal cheesemakers and wine producers. Her own home in an olive grove gives her special insight into world-class Spanish olive oil.

Cooking from the Heart of Spain features traditional foods from the country's heartland, a region of vineyards, olive groves, and wheat fields. From here come Spain's most famous products -- Manchego cheese, saffron, serrano ham, and olive oil. These ingredients, along with its rich and diverse Moorish and Sephardic heritages, give Manchegan cooking an air of refinement and delicate complexity beyond its sturdy simplicity.

The recipes in Cooking from the Heart of Spain include simple pisto, a medley of summer vegetables sautéed in olive oil; lamb stuffed with spinach and pine nuts; a robust peasant garlic soup; and a delightfully subtle saffron ice cream. Mendel also includes sophisticated dishes such as cheese and ham flan and partridge braised in wine sauce, as well as fun food, such as "fried milk," a sweet custard with a crisp-fried exterior. Oh, yes -- and Madrid tapas too.

Laced with quotes from Cervantes' Don Quixote -- which had lots to say about the food of La Mancha -- Janet Mendel´s cookbook provides recipes for delicious dishes, both traditional and modern.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Real Spanish Cooking Made Easy
Those of you who know me, know that my mother is from Mallorca, that she's a whopping good cook and that she's somewhat of a critique. My mother-in-law is from Mexico and she's a whopping good cook too. So having these two women over at my house at the same time, dining at my table, ingesting something I've made, can be a challenge. This book has saved me. I've had it for years and even though I know many of the recipes in it by heart, I still go back to it time and again. Yes, I play with them, adding and subtracting spices, but that's what cooks do. Good recipes are starting points and if you want to try cooking up real Spanish food, this book is a wonderful place to start.

4-0 out of 5 stars Mouth wateringly delicious
So it's funny to be writing a review for this book because I never actually received it from the vendor. But the reason I wanted it in the first place is that we've renewed this exact book about 5 times at the library, so we know it extremely well.

The recipes in here are delicious. Amazing, gorgeous AND most of them are really pretty easy.

There are some wonderfully creative recipes in here, particularly the desserts. We keep on making the frozen fig mousse and it disappears within a day. Yum.

5-0 out of 5 stars Delightful and Informative
Award-winning food writer and Spanish resident Janet Mendel takes us to the land of windmills and Don Quixote, offering 200 recipes along with epic quotes and anecdotes about cheese-making, trout fishing, the saffron harvest and more.

Don't look for gazpacho and paella here.But if tapas, Garlic Soup (a purported "hangover cure"); Crispy, Cheesy Chicken Breast with Quince Sauce and Manchego Cheese Flan with Caramel Sauce call your name, this book is sure to delight.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Home Cooking from Central Spain.
`Cooking from the Heart of Spain' by American culinary writer living in Spain, Janet Mendel, is a treatment of the cuisine of `La Mancha',or more properly, Castilla La Mancha, just south of Madrid, on the central plateau of the Iberian peninsula, with principal city of Toledo. This book closes the gap between the few books on Spanish regional cuisine and the great library on the cuisines of Italy's many culinary regions. The problem with Castilla La Mancha is that it is surrounded with many more interesting culinary regions, such as the paella capitol, Valencia, the tapas and sherry center, Andalucia, and the hotbed of pork raising, Extremadura. The author seems to solve this problem by stating that from its central location, Castilla La Mancha, her hometown, enjoys influences from all the various culinary specialities of other regions of Spain. If this were true, then why not just do a cookbook of all Spanish cuisines and be done with it.

This was my general reaction to the book as I was reading Senora Mendel's introduction. Traditionally, she plays second fiddle to the better known writer, Penelope Casas, who has done two important books on the cuisines of all of Spain, plus special books on Paella and Tapas, and a `home cooking' volume. Overall, I believe the New Yorker, Ms. Casas' books overall are a better general survey of Spanish cooking, as I find her deeper into background material than either Ms. Mendel or native Spaniard, Teresa Barrenechea, author of `The Cuisines of Spain' and `The Basque Table'. But then, I get to Ms. Mendel's recipes and I am enlightened.

Very few books on Spanish cuisine, except for Ms. Casas superlative `The Foods and Wines of Spain' cover Spanish Breads and pastries very well. Yet, Ms. Mendel does cover these areas, and she does it well. She also does an excellent job of covering one of my favorite Spanish specialities, egg dishes, featuring the famous `tortilla Espagnole', made simply of eggs, onions, potatoes, garlic, and olive oil.

The true speciality of `Castilla La Mancha' is lamb and cheese, with a fair amount of pork and beef, especially veal as well. The region also makes great use of peppers, especially sweet peppers, as in beef-stuffed bell peppers. Ms. Mendel at heart seems to be writing in the style of Julia Child, as the expert home cook. This means her recipes are a bit better than, for example, primo culinary journalist, Coleman Andrews of `Catalan Cuisine', but not really up to the standard of either Andrews in analyzing the cuisine of the region, or, is she even close to the level of the divine Ms. Julia in explaining the finer points of Spanish technique.

Overall, Ms. Mendel does as well or better for the home cook than her professional cook colleague, Barrenechea. Their recipes for `tortilla Espagnole' are virtually identical, except that Ms. Mendel's explanation seems just a bit better for the amateur; however, I prefer Barrenechea's overall result.

As a treatise on a regional cuisine, the book is no match for Andrews' treatment of Catalonia or the great books on Italian regional cooking, but it is as good as Barrenechea's `The Basque Table'.

If you are fond of Spanish cooking, I suggest you pick either Casas or Mendel and get all the books from that one author. Casas' treatment is a bit more scholarly, but Mendel may be just a bit more home kitchen friendly. Overall, I suspect the choice is a matter of taste, so pick one and eat well.
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12. Rice Cookbook, the (Creative Cooking Library) (Spanish Edition)
by Roz Denny
Hardcover: 96 Pages (1997-01)
list price: US$31.35 -- used & new: US$8.75
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Asin: 1859672833
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A collection of recipes which demonstrate the versatility of rice, recreating dishes from around the world. Includes main meals, desserts and side dishes to suit various tastes and diets including vegetarians. ... Read more

13. Sabroso: The Spanish-American Family Cookbook (New American Family Cookbooks)
by Noemi C. Taylor
Paperback: 256 Pages (2003-03-28)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$6.01
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Asin: 1892123975
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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¡Sabroso! is a compilation of more than 200 recipes, menus, and the stories of four lively, Spanish-speaking women who formed new homes and a close friendship far from their native homes of Spain, Peru, Argentina, and Colombia. Food has always been central to the friendship between the four women. From the first get-together, to every picnic, barbecue, birthday, party, holiday, and milestone shared through the years every woman brought a special dish made from a recipe from her native country adjusted with American ingredients. When they first moved to America they each realized how different the food was from their home counties. So they soon began to adjust, swap, debate and refine their recipes. This book is a collection of these recipes and the stories of their friendship and traditions lovingly compiled by the daughter of one of the women. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Food and Friendship
Thumbing through the book you can practically smell the food cooking and you can absolutely feel the friendship these four women have forged over the years. That a daughter collected their creativity for all to share is a dash of spice. I and a friend prepared the first dish I tried for a dinner party with several friends. I'll be dipping into this book many times!

5-0 out of 5 stars Sabroso es Fabuloso!
This book is a wonderful resource for an endless variety of tasty dishes! The recipes are easy to follow and prepare, and the stories are equally heartwarming. A great book for anyone who cooks because they love to. Salud!

5-0 out of 5 stars Delicioso!!!
Ms. Taylor hit the nail on the head with this one.This is a fantastic compilation of delicious mouth watering recipes, I can't believe Ms. Taylor put them in writing. I would have thought these recipes are "secrets".I'm no pro but I was able to make delicious food quite easily.My kitchen is smelling so good at this point, I look forward to coming home from work and enjoying it.A great cookbook!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Liven up your kitchen with this selection!!!
This cookbook is excellent.It features recipes of the Spanish -American culture,while also providing informative and entertaining information about the recipes.This cookbook not only focuses on delicious recipes, it also expounds on the history of four remarkable Spanish-American women who have remained friends throughout decades.These four women provide accounts of their friendship, as well as recipes for the many meals they have shared together.The recipes range from simple to semi-difficult.None are impossible, or take a ridiculous amount of time.The selection of recipes is excellent, and each chapter has its own table of contents, making that perfect recipe easy to find!I would recommend this book to anyone looking to liven up their recipe collection with some unique and delicious meals with some cultural history!This book is also very helpful if planning a dinner party. There are endless combinations of appetizers, salads, side dishes, vegetables, entrees, and desserts for all appetites.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Tasty!
This book was a very well written book.The colors used and the layout of the book are excellent.I really like how for each food, it describes where the recipe comes from (Spain, Columbia, Argentina, Peru).It is also nice to see how each contirbutor to the book shares something personal about herself.I know from having had these foods how tasty they are.Ms. Taylor did an excellent job putting this book together.I reccomend this book to everyone who enjoys cooking and to those who enjoy a little variation in their diet.Great job! ... Read more

14. Spanish and Portuguese Cooking..Round the World Cooking Library
by Alejandro Domeneck
 Hardcover: Pages (1973)
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Asin: B000JJHRDA
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15. Spanish Bar and Restaurant Cooking
by Maria Ballinger-Solis, Natalia Ballinger-Solis
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2003-05-30)
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Isbn: 184092411X
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This collection of authentic recipes with an emphasis on regional dishes is accompanied by step-by-step instructions and a guide to Spanish techniques and equipment. Paella, tapas and sangrias are just some of the recipes included. ... Read more

16. A Spanish Family Cookbook: Favorite Family Recipes (Hippocrene International Cookbook Series)
by Susan Serrano, Juan Serrano
Paperback: 270 Pages (1997-05)
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Asin: 0781805465
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In this appealing and informative guide to authentic Spanish cookery, Juan and Susan Serrano have culled over 250 of their favorite recipes from traditional family menus and regional specialties throughout Spain. A Spanish Family Cookbook covers each course of the Spanish meal, from tapas (appetizers) through postres y pastels (desserts, cakes, and pastries).

Garnished with a generous sprinkling of personal anecdotes and cultural insights, the book includes old family recipes handed down over the years and practical adaptations of traditional cooking methods, as well as some of the authors' more recent creations.

The recipes are seasoned with commentaries on origin and regional variations, piquant observations on traditions and local customs, and explanations of Spanish words and culinary proverbs. Also included is a concise wine appendix, with information on classic Spanish wines--Sherries, Riojas, and Cavas--and the various regions in which they are produced. The appendix also includes recommendations for pairing various wines with classic Spanish dishes.

A Spanish Family Cookbook also features an extensive introduction and indices in both English and Spanish. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Spanish Cuisine Cookbook I've found
This is the best cookbook I have.Not that I don't use others probably more but when I'm entertaining or cooking for a crowd this is the cookbook I reach for because the recipes are clear, detailed, and the food is incredible.The one drawback is that there are times when the term "season to taste" is used... and you do need to determine what spices and herbs you'd like to use.If you have a preferred way of preparing various items (fish, meat, chicken, rice) this gives you the versatility to flavor things your own way.They don't do this for all recipes... some call for very specific flavors and they give you specific quantities.

They provide many varieties on various recipes - how to substitute or where the meat is optional - and they usually explain fairly clearly what works and why.It's not as technical as Cook's Illustrated, it's more like someone taking the time to write down how and why your grandmother cooked the way she did.

I can highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good Spanish cookbook to prepare anything from Tapas to Paella and everything in between. ... Read more

17. Tapas Deck: 50 Little Dishes that Capture the Essence of Spanish Cooking
by Jose Andres, Richard Wolffe
Cards: 50 Pages (2007-09-18)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$7.90
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Asin: 0307393615
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Capture the spirit of Spanish cooking with these 50 delicious and fun recipes perfect for all occasions. Award-winning Spanish chef José Andrés shares his favorite flavors for classic tapas such as Lobster Paella, Manchego Cheese with Tomato Bread, and Asturian Chorizo Stewed Hard Cider, as well as inventive new dishes such as the Valencia Orange and Pomegranate Salad with Olive Oil and Sherry Vinegar. The recipes are printed on convenient tabbed cards that you can bring to the grocery store or prop up on the kitchen counter while you prepare an impressive mix of little plates to serve your family and friends.

From the book Tapas by José Andrés and Richard Wolffe. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars TAPAS 50 little dishes SPANISH COOKING

great gift idea for my son!

5-0 out of 5 stars as promised!
Product was shrink wrapped but not 'new'.... 'like new' was true to description and product appeared brand new, or at least never used. Making tasty great tapas dishes already! :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Not intimidating
I really loved this idea of a deck rather than a book because you can pull the one you're using, take it to the store and set it where you can read it during preparation. I had never made tapas before but after eating in a great tapas restaurant, La Boca, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I became interested in trying to prepare them.
I think the photos are beautiful and inspiring and the recipes simple enough for a tapas novice. All my cook friends are getting this deck for Christmas along with a nice bottle of Spanish olive oil.

2-0 out of 5 stars Deck of recipes
I am not sure what I expected, but it was not very simple recipes that fit on a single side of a 3 x 5 card. Many pictures did not even look good and all were unimpressive and simple. ... Read more

18. The Spanish Kitchen: Explore the ingredients, cooking techniques and culinary traditions of Spain, with over 100 delicious step-by-step recipes and over 300 color photographs
by Pepita Aris
Paperback: 160 Pages (2008-11-25)
list price: US$18.99 -- used & new: US$9.47
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Asin: 1844766349
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This enticing volume contains over 60 fantastic Italian recipes for a wonderful range of pizzas, breads and pasta dishes, providing an unbeatable collection for all lovers of Italian food. Each recipe is illustrated with easy-to-follow step-by-step sequences to ensure complete success in the kitchen. Essential cooking techniques are included, with instructions for making perfect pizza bases as well as traditional methods for preparing fresh pasta at home. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Buy this book
This is one of the best cookbooks I've ever owned.The first half consists of an invaluable detailed, illustrated description of fish, game, wine, cheeses, meats, sausages, spices and vegetables of spain. The recipies are well illustrated, easy to follow, and with a very few exceptions, translate well from Spanish to English.Every receipe I've tried has received rave reviews from my friends and family.What I like best is the way she uses fresh ingredients and humble foods to create incredibly delicious dishes.
For example, there is a recipe for making fresh sardines in marinade.Right now you're saying "Fresh sardines?That doesn't sound appetizing"Trust me, you will be amazed when you make this dish.Also try the simple rice salad, other salads and the soups - they are awesome as well. I'm running out of room, so I'll just repeat the title of my review:Buy this book. ... Read more

19. Tapas & Traditional Spanish Cooking: The Authentic Taste Of Spain: 150 Sun-Drenched Classic And Regional Recipes Shown In 250 Stunning Photographs
by Pepita Aris
Hardcover: 224 Pages (2008-02-25)
list price: US$29.99 -- used & new: US$14.39
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Asin: 0754817970
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Uncover the real taste of Spain with this fabulous new cookbook, featuring more than 120 delicious recipes. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Everything's delicious
We bought this book on a trip to Spain, then bought it as Christmas presents for all the chefs in our lives. We've made about 12 recipes from it, and everything is fabulous and reasonably simple to make. Also, lots of the stand-out dishes are so simple and healthy. Also, a photograph for every recipe. Love that. ... Read more

20. Eat, Drink, Think in Spanish: A Food Lover's English-Spanish/Spanish-English Dictionary
by Lourdes Castro
Paperback: 336 Pages (2009-11-10)
list price: US$18.99 -- used & new: US$10.82
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Asin: 1580089542
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Bilingual culinary expert Lourdes Castro deftly explains the differences between south-of-the-border items in EAT, DRINK, THINK IN SPANISH. Featuring pithy definitions of ingredients, cooking methods, condiments, traditional dishes, kitchen equipment, and beverages including wine and spirits, EAT, DRINK, THINK IN SPANISH will help Anglos break through the language barrier to interpret and understand food and drink terms from Spain and Latin America. ... Read more

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