Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America

Tapas A Taste of Spain in America The first major Spanish cookbook in two decades from Jos Andr s recently named America s Chef of the Year by Bon App tit Tapas are Spain s gift to the world of great cooking a fresh and fun way to e

  • Title: Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America
  • Author: José Andrés Richard Wolffe
  • ISBN: 9781400053599
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The first major Spanish cookbook in two decades, from Jos Andr s, recently named America s Chef of the Year by Bon App tit.Tapas are Spain s gift to the world of great cooking a fresh and fun way to eat with friends and family and easy to make at home Using simple Mediterranean ingredients, a tapas feast is a perfect combination of little dishes packed with big flavors.The first major Spanish cookbook in two decades, from Jos Andr s, recently named America s Chef of the Year by Bon App tit.Tapas are Spain s gift to the world of great cooking a fresh and fun way to eat with friends and family and easy to make at home Using simple Mediterranean ingredients, a tapas feast is a perfect combination of little dishes packed with big flavors Tapas by Jos Andr s is the first major book in a generation to celebrate this world renowned way of eating, from a man who is the best possible authority an award winning Spanish chef in America, with seven highly acclaimed restaurants to his name Recently named Bon App tit s Chef of the Year, Jos is a new star in American cooking, as well as the nation s leading expert on Spanish cuisine Having worked as a chef in the United States for two decades, he s also a thoroughly American cook who draws on American ingredients for his inspiration, and is a master at translating his native Spanish cooking for this country s kitchens His simple and delicious recipes include Fish such as American Red Snapper Baked in Salt Monkfish with Romesco Sauce and Basque Style Stuffed Maryland Blue Crabs Chicken including Catalan Style Chicken Stew Chicken Saut ed with Garlic and Chicken with Lobster Pork such as Chorizo Stewed in Hard Cider Figs with Spanish Ham and Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples Rice dishes including Lobster Paella Black Rice with Squid and Shrimp and Traditional Rice with Clams All these recipes are full of tremendous flavor and creativity, as well as in depth ingredient notes and a rich atmosphere that will transport you to the lush countryside, hip caf s, and sun drenched coasts of Spain and back again to dinner at home This is a breakthrough cookbook from an extraordinary chef.

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    1. This is a really fascinating cookbook. I loved tapas in Barcelona and the recipes in this book certainly have a distinct flair that I appreciate. Particular favorites are the "Pipirrana Andaluza con atun de almadraba" (tomato, green pepper and cucumber salad with tuna and olive oil) and "Codorniz con lentejas" (quail with smoked bacon and lentil stew).

    2. My wife and I used to watch Jose's TV show, Vamos a Cocinar, on the Spanish language station. We didn't know who he was at the time, but we loved the show and how he made it more than just throwing recipes your way--he explained why he did everything and what the differences it made in the making of the food. I think only Molto Mario really reached this level of teaching on American TV. So, imagine our surprise while we were visiting a friend in DC when we were treated out to dinner in his resta [...]

    3. This is absolutely the best book on Spanish cooking I have found. All the recipes are nearly identical to how my host mom in Spain taught me to make them (at least the tortilla, sopa de ajo, sopa de pescado, paella, gazpacho, and white almond gazpacho are dead-on). And, it has all the recipes I wish she had taught me! An added plus for all you foodies or DC-locals: the author is the incredible Jose Andres, chef of Jaleo -- one of the best tapas restaurants in America.

    4. Wow! recipes, well written, interesting and do-able. Cut back the olive oil by lots (tho it's probably not authentic) and look real for Spanish products (it's part of the fun). Then have a tapas party with lots of friends. Great stuff!

    5. All the recipes are great, and bring me back to Spain for an afternoon or evening. The book made me go to Jaleo in DC last summer andwow.

    6. local d.c. chef - go enjoy a 5 hour brunch at jaleo. discovered the foundations and themes in authentic spanish food.

    7. Another from the library. Made a marinated cheese appetizer. The type of food appeals to me - and the photos in the book are beautiful - but a lot is meat based. I like his style, though.

    8. It looks great and I love his restaurants, but I haven't tried to make anything out of it yet. My plan is master the sofrito

    9. Best gazpacho ever! So yummy. The book is worth reading/browsing just for that though he has many great recipes.

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