Author: Colman Andrews
Award-winning author Coleman Andrews explores a once undiscovered gem among Europe's great culinary traditions. The cooks of Catalonia use many of the same popular ingredients found in other Mediterranean cuisines, but they combine them in fresh and unexpectedly delicious ways. Try Paella Vallenciana, Tumbet (a Majorcan vegetable casserole), Canalons (the local spin on cannelloni), or the delightful Bunyols (fried pastries), to name just a few of the savory regional dishes. By learning their culinary secrets, you'll discover a fascinating history and culture of the Catalan people.
The Catalan Kitchen is a celebration of eighty-five authentic and traditional dishes from Spain's culinary heart. The Catalonia region is situated on the west coast of the Mediterranean and blessed with one of the richest food cultures in Europe. Although Catalonia is still geographically and politically connected to Spain, Catalans consider themselves independent with their own language, history, culture, and cuisine. Its food is considered unique in Spain, and it is home to one of the highest concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. Catalan cuisine does not center around tapas, and although pintxos do feature heavily, they are not the mainstay of the region and most dishes are larger, stand-alone meals. Dishes are heavily influenced by pork and fresh seafood, with a focus on fresh, seasonal produce that varies from recipes as simple as crushed tomatoes smeared on bread to hearty, slowcooked stews. Famous dishes include calçots--large salad onions cooked on a coal barbecue and then dipped into nutty and addictive Romesco sauce, a unique paella made without saffron and the addition of vermicelli noodles, myriad types of Catalan sausage served with white beans, sauces such as aioli and picada, and multiple pastries and desserts including crème Catalan (a version of crème brûlée). Beautifully packaged with stunning location and food photography, The Catalan Kitchen is the ultimate cookbook for lovers of Spanish and Mediterranean food.
Author: Daniel Olivella, Caroline Wright
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Catalan cuisine authority Daniel Olivella serves historical narratives alongside 80 carefully curated Spanish food recipes, like tapas, paella, and seafood, that are simple and fresh. In proud, vibrant Catalonia, food is what brings people together—whether neighbors, family, or visitors. By the sea, over a glass of chilled vermouth and the din of happily shared, homemade Pica Pica (tapas) is where you’ll find the most authentic Catalonia. The region is known for its wildly diverse indigenous ingredients, from seafood to jamon Ibérico to strains of rice, and richly flavored cuisine that has remained uniquely Catalan throughout its complex and fraught history. In Catalan Food, the recipes are intended to be cooked leisurely and with love—the Catalan way. Featuring traditional dishes like Paella Barcelonata (Seafood Paella) and Llom de Porc Canari (Slow-roasted Pork Loin), as well as inventive takes on classics like Tiradito amb Escalivada (Spanish Sashimi with Roasted Vegetable Purees) and Amanida de Tomàquet amb Formatge de Cabra (Texas Peach and Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese), Catalan Food brings heritage into any home cook’s kitchen, where Catalonia’s cuisine was born. To know a culture, you must taste it; none is more rich and stunningly delicious than Catalonia’s.
Time Out Barcelona
Author: The Editors of Time Out
Publisher: Time Out Guides
Barcelona barely has time to take down the bunting between its rollicking festivals — when there isn't an all night fiesta happening on the street, there's more likely a party on the beach (only 10 minutes away) and never any shortage of action in its clubs and bars. Gentler pursuits are also myriad: the city's museums have got it all covered from Picasso and Miro to perfume and an outstanding aquarium. Its galleries are among the most avant-garde in Europe, and its history writ large in the churches and perfectly preserved medieval alleyways of the Barri Gotic. Time Out's local journalists give travelers the inside scoop on where to stay, eat, shop and what to see. Suggested day-trips to coast, country, and city are also included.
Author: Jose Pizarro
Publisher: Hardie Grant
In Catalonia, José Pizarro shows readers how to create some of the best-loved dishes from the Catalonian region at home. Dispelling the myth that creating tapas and traditional Spanish fare is scary, he shows us how to take the experience of eating in the little bars of Barcelona to your own kitchen. Set to the backdrop of the stunning views of Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia, you'll really feel like you're on a magical holiday in Spain. The book also includes menus and drinks suggestions to help you plan, shop, cook and, most importantly, enjoy this wonderful way of eating and socializing.
The Food of Spain
Author: Claudia Roden
Publisher: Harper Collins
One of our foremost authorities on Mediterranean, North African, and Italian cooking, Claudia Roden brings her incomparable authenticity, vision, and immense knowledge to bear in The Food of Spain. The James Beard Award–winning author of the classic cookbooks A Book of Middle Eastern Food and A Book of Jewish Food now graces food lovers with the definitive cookbook on the Spanish cuisine, illustrated with dozens of gorgeous full-color photographs that capture the color and essence of this wonderfully vibrant nation and its diverse people, traditions, and culture.
Author: Colman Andrews
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
Noting how Catalan techniques are being increasingly implemented by some of the world's top chefs, an introduction to its traditions explains how to achieve unexpectedly flavorful results through unusual combinations, in a volume that contains two hundred recipes. Reprint.
In The Country Cooking of Ireland, internationally acclaimed food and travel writer Colman Andrews brings to life the people, countryside, and delicious food of Ireland. Fast emerging as one of the world's hottest culinary destinations, Ireland is a country of artisanal bakers, farmers, cheese makers, and butteries, where farm-to-table dining has been practiced for centuries. Meticulously researched and reported, this sumptuous cookbook includes 250 recipes and more than 100 photographs of the pubs, the people, and the emerald Irish countryside taken by award-winning photographer Christopher Hirsheimer. Rich with stories of the food and people who make Ireland a wonderful place to eat, and laced with charming snippets of song, folklore, and poetry, The Country Cooking of Ireland ushers in a new understanding of Irish food.
Barcelona Cult Recipes
Author: Stephan Mitsch
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ALL THE COLOURS OF A GAUDI MOSAIC! The coast, the artwork, the bustling avenues and gothic lanes, the sheer joy of life: this book will transport you to Catalonia's buzzing metropolis through its famed local dishes. Take a journey with Stephan Mitsch into this melting pot of cultures and savour 120 glorious authentic recipes of Catalan cuisine, from the rustic wine cellars, hidden kitchens and stylish tapas bars of this cult city.
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.
Reinventing Food charts Ferran Adrià’s transition from comparative obscurity to becoming the focus of massive media attention – he has been admired, talked about, criticized more than any other chef alive today. Colman Andrews has spent over a decade in conversation with Ferran, as well as countless hours in his restaurant and workshop, and his account recasts Ferran’s remarkable career with unrestricted access to the chef and his family and friends, as well as decades of accumulated insights and interviews with the most prominent chefs and critics.
Author: Penelope Casas
In an updated rendition of her classic guide to Spanish cookery, the author of ¡Delicioso! and The Foods and Wines of Spain furnishes a variety of recipes, both old and new, for Spanish-style appetizers, sauces, pâtés, salads, and pastries, and includes menus and serving suggestions. 25,000 first printing.
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
Barcelona is a top European destination for American travelers, and this stunning eguide features the city's biggest draws, from the cutting-edge cuisine to the dizzying heights of Gaudí's architecture. The city springs to life, covering quintessential experiences from the famous Boqueria market to the sunny beaches. Expanded Coverage: New shopping coverage highlights the top neighborhoods to boutique-hop, complete with illustrations, maps, and spots for refueling. Craft studios, jewelry shop, and pastry emporiums are covered in addition to Barcelona’s cutting-edge design. Nightlife is revamped to include a lively mix of tapas bars and clubs that tempt readers to keep Spain’s late-night hours. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Tips on when to visit each neighborhood and the city’s major monuments, how and where to order the best Spanish wine, and which beaches are best for sunbathing versus surfing all help our readers navigate the city. And our city walk leads readers from the well-trafficked Rambla to the little gourmet counter of Quim de la Boqueria. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Barcelona offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.
Fodor's Spain 2013
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
Spain remains one of the world's most popular tourist destinations for its cutting-edge cuisine and superior wine, festivals like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, spectacular beaches and islands, red-hot nightlife, world-class museums like the Museo del Prado, amazing architecture such as the Alhambra, and more. Expanded Coverage: Expanded beach coverage and new hotels and restaurants in every region. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Spain offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Spain stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.