In Europe, the Basques are known for their creativity in the kitchen and their long-enduring culinary heritage. In the Spanish Basque country itself, food and eating are the center of everyday life and the focus of endless conversation. Basque women lovingly pass on their cooking techniques to daughters and granddaughters, and Basque men, who belong to traditional cooking clubs called txokos, themselves enjoy lingering over stove and table.
My husband asked for this book for Christmas after he’d checked in out from our local library several times. It’s out of print and I bought it used, hoping we’d get a decent copy. It was in exceptional shape, and actually signed by the author. We had a good chuckle about it being signed “To Carolyn” though. He’s already earmarked two recipes we’ll be trying soon. Thumbs up on this educational recipe book.
Absolutely love Basque cooking! Bought this item because daughter had bought one and we wanted one too. The Basque area is located in Southwestern France and Northern Spain, and their cooking is extremely tasty and healthy. Cookbooks of the area in English are hard to find, so this book is ideal for us.
Easy to follow recipes. Most of the ingredients I can usually find in my local grocery store. Teresa Barrenechea managed to bring back a piece of my childhood that was lost with the passing of my father’s generation. Now if I could only find good chorizo…
- Title: The Basque Table: Passionate Home Cooking from One of Europe’s Great Regional Cuisines
- Autor: Teresa Barrenechea
- Publisher (Publication Date): Harvard Common Press (October 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1558321403
- ISBN-13: | 978-1558321403
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