Spanish food has taken the culinary world by storm, and the food of northern Spain represents the best the Iberian peninsula has to offer. These regions produce wonderful raw ingredients, which the home cooks of Spain have long used to create classic dishes like Romesco and Alioli, and modern-day chefs have rediscovered in order to bring Spanish food to the forefront of the gourmet world. This is the first book to bring northern Spanish food to those outside the Iberian peninsula and to present the recipes in a simple and accessible way. All the dishes are designed for cooking in your own kitchen and ingredients are carefully explained. Divided into three sections, The Food of Northern Spain discovers how the Spanish eat and their passion for good food. The second section includes the store cupboard basics and the best Spanish wines to accompany different dishes. The final section features over 150 recipes. Every recipe stays faithful to the Spanish version (but the author has made small adjustments for the non-Spanish cook) and has introductory text that illuminates the history of the dish, when the Spanish might eat it, different versions or useful tips.
With wonderful reportage photos taken by the author and beautiful finished recipe shots by Jean Cazals, this title is both an insight into the cuisine of the area and a unique cookery book.
Jenny Chandler studied Spanish and Catalan at Bristol and Barcelona Universities. After training at Leith's School of Food and Wine she worked as a chef on a luxury yacht based in the Mediterranean and in Barcelona. Jenny currently runs the Plum Cooking school in Bristol and teaches regularly in London. She has made television appearances for BBC, HTV and Carlton Food Network. She is a highly respected Spanish food consultant for restaurants in London, Barcelona and Madrid. Her clients include a former chef of El Bulli, voted the best restaurant in the world. Jean Cazals is a leading food and interiors photographers whose work includes the highly successful books The Cinnamon Club, The Naked Chef, Novelli: Your Place or Mine, The Savoy Cookbook and James Martin's Great British Dinners.