Synopses & Reviews
The legacy work by one of the most influential experts on Spanish cuisine Penelope Casas was one of the premier experts on Spanish food: She taught Americans about jamón serrano, Manchego cheese, and chorizo, in addition to countless dishes, from patatas bravas to churros. She wrote several acclaimed books, and 1,000 Spanish Recipes is her final work and legacy. It is the latest—and a very special—addition to the award-winning 1,000 Recipes series; in this unmatched collection of simple, precise recipes, she takes readers on a culinary journey of Spain from Galicia to Madrid to the Canary Islands. There is a wealth of options for tapas (including 18 Spanish omelets); soups (11 recipes for gazpacho); salads; main courses; vegetable, bean, and grain dishes (50 paellas!); breads; and desserts (20 types of flan). Icons for vegetarian recipes, special menus, and features on Spanish ingredients and dishes will engage and reassure cooks. This culmination of Casass 40-year career and lifelong love affair with Spanish food will be a treasured cookbook and guide.
"Spain's bestselling cookbook for more than 30 years, this unpretentious and exhaustive collection is a welcome addition to the growing number of books on Spanish cuisine. With a prologue from Michelin-star Spanish chef Ferran Adri, this mother-daughter team offers a wealth of recipes that reveal the diversity and breadth of Spain's long culinary tradition. Clear and precise instructions many no more than a few sentences long and none more than a lengthy paragraph allow for quick, low-fuss preparation. Chapters cover everything from fried dishes, stews and sauces to pulses (dried beans), fish and seafood, and game. Dishes range from the simple Asparagus clairs and Chunky Gazpacho to the slightly more time-consuming Marinated Swiss Chard and Leg of Veal with Pineapple. A particularly robust chapter on vegetables makes this cookbook an excellent choice for those looking to eat more healthfully or seasonally. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Spanish cuisine, this hearty collection is sure to be a favorite of both the home and the serious cook. Mariscal's beautiful illustrations fill the book." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
The definitive book on traditional and authentic Spanish home cooking, trusted throughout Spain for more than 30 years, "1080 Recipes" contains recipes from all Spanish regions, covering everything from appetizers to stews, from vegetables to desserts.
An unparalleled recipe compendium celebrating Spanish authentic cuisine in the latest book in the authoritative 1,000 Recipes series created by award-winning and celebrated author Penelope Casas. It offers irresistible variety for everyday meals and special occasions, both traditional and innovative. A keepsake to cook from for years to come.
About the Author
Penelope Casas was one of the best-known and respected experts on Spanish cuisine. She wrote about food and travel in Spain for the New York Times, Gourmet, Food & Wine, and Conde Nast Traveler and published six books on Spanish cuisine. The Spanish government awarded her both the National Prize of Gastronomy and the Medal of Touristic Merit, and named her Dame of the Order of Civil Merit. She and her Spanish husband guided culinary tours throughout Spain.