The Spanish Cookbook - Barbara Norman - 1966 First Edition - Traditional Foods of Spain
In general, Spanish cooking is uncomplicated, depending for its savor on freshness of ingredients, care in the timing, and restraint in the seasoning... (From Chapter 1)
Published in 1966, this first edition of Barbara Norman's foray into authentic Spanish cuisine focuses on traditional recipes gathered from around the country. Barbara worked for the U.S. embassy in Munich, Paris and Washington DC, which sparked her interest in other cultures and lifestyles both in the States and abroad. It also allowed her more intimate access to a wide variety of cooking experiences that explored the heart and hospitality of each country she visited from many different perspectives.
In Spain, she fell in love with the culture, the lifestyle and of course, the food, so much so that she bought a house there and called it home. Her mission with The Spanish Cookbook was to feature authentic recipes of Spain that were accessible for American cooks in a friendly and non-intimidating way. She excluded lengthy, labor intensive techniques as well as recipes with hard-to-find ingredients so that home cooks, no matter where they lived, would be able to successfully and easily reproduce Spain's heritage foods. Presented here, using the freshest ingredients and most simple steps possible, Barbara features 200 authentic recipes that cover all aspects of the Spanish meal from tapas to desserts. She also writes extensively about the art of the meal, the beauty of the Spanish culture and the best wines to pair with your menu. All recipes feature fresh, whole ingredients.
Interesting recipes include: Beef Stew with Prunes and Pine Nuts, Catalan All-I-Oli with Bread, Parsley Sauce, Cauliflower in Peppery Sauce, Cod Simmered with Garlic and Parsley, Galician Stuffed Pastry, Paella a la Barcelona, Chick-pea Omelets, Cocido Madrileno, Malagan Gazpacho, Grilled Rabbit and Tipsy Tea Cakes
- First edition, published in 1966
- Features 200 recipes
- 245 pages
- Special sections include a glossary of terms, helpful hints, an overview of Spanish food broken down by region
- Many recipes include origin stories, fun facts or historical context
In lovely vintage condition. No cooking spots or stains. Spine is tight, all pages are intact and pages are very clean. Light sun fading on spine.
Measures 5.5" inches (width) x 8.5" inches (length) x 1" inch (thickness)