The Food of Spain

A Journey for Food Lovers

By Vicky Harris; John Newton (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
(Whitecap Books, Paperback, 9781552858882, 296pp.)

Publication Date: January 2010

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"The passions of Spain are reflected in its outstanding cuisine."

The Food of Spain brings the culinary traditions of Spanish culture to the North American kitchen. Editor Jane Lawson takes the reader on an intense sensory journey from Madrid's tapas bars and Granada's home kitchens to Barcelona's bustling markets and San Sebastian's firstclass restaurants.

Beautiful location photography captures fresh Mediterranean vegetables, seafood and meats in the country's bustling markets. Instructional illustrations and helpful tips accompany each recipe.

Some of the succulent dishes included are: Garlic prawns Basque seafood soup Lamb caldereta Catalan-style cannelloni Quails in vine leaves Gypsy's arm cake Churros and hot chocolate Magdalenas.

Featuring a glossary that demystifies unfamiliar ingredients and equipment, The Food of Spain captures this intriguing and varied cuisine for both beginning cook and seasoned chef.

About The Food of... series "A culinary journey around the world."

Each book in The Food of... series is a comprehensive introduction to the world's great cuisine. These books feature more than 100 delicious recipes that highlight each country's culinary treasures. With instructive color photographs throughout, each recipe helps readers choose and identify produce, from vegetables and flavorings to street snacks, sweets, and colorful and exotic fruits. Feature sections explore the essence of each culture's food and cooking techniques.

About the Author

JOHN NEWTON (1725-1807) was born in London, England. His father was a sailor with whom he spent many years at sea. On March 21, 1748, a stormy night at sea turned his heart toward God. He started a new life of prayer and Bible reading. Mary Catlett became his wife in 1750. He worked as a commandeer of a slave ship and then he became a tide surveyor in 1755. He started studying Greek and Hebrew and was sworn in as a deacon in 1764. He became the curate at Olney, England, a small town of farmers and lace makers. He had financial support from John Thornton of London, which allowed him many privileges for relief of the poor and to keep an hospitable open house. He was a swaying influence in the lives of many famous people. The book of hymns called "Olney Hymns" he wrote with his good friend William Cowper. He is most known for writing the hymn "Amazing Grace."
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