Catalan Cuisine: Europe's Last Great Culinary Secret

An introduction and a guide to the food, wine, and customs of Catalonia features recipes and cooking techniques for these regional dishes.
Catalan Cuisine Europe s Last Great Culinary Secret An introduction and a guide to the food wine and customs of Catalonia features recipes and cooking techniques for these regional dishes

  • Title: Catalan Cuisine: Europe's Last Great Culinary Secret
  • Author: Colman Andrews
  • ISBN: 9781558321540
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Colman Andrews

    Co founder and former editor of Saveur magazine and the author of Catalan Cuisine, Flavors of the Riviera, and Everything on the Table and co author and co editor of three Saveur cookbooks Now a resident of New York City and Connecticut, a native of Los Angeles and a frequent contributor to the LA Times and Los Angeles Magazine He won six James Beard Awards for his writing on food and wine, and was one of the first 50 people named to Who s Who of Food and Beverage in America.

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    • patty said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:33 PM

      Finally purchased this book, after borrowing it from my local library for a few months. The shrimp baked in garlic recipe is fantastic!

    • Art Hare said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:33 PM

      One of the very best books on Spanish food. Not that Catalonia is Spain of course

    • Jennifer Stephens said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:33 PM

      Many people associate Catalan cuisine with Spain (and indeed, the author writes extensively about the Catalan culture in Spain within this cookbook). but I was introduced to Catalan Cuisine on a weekend trip to Andorra (that tiny country nestled between France and Spain) a few years ago. It was love at first sight and I knew I wanted a Catalan cookbook to add to my collection. Spanish tortilla, shrimp in garlic butter, creme Catalan - all the classics are here in one volume plus so much more. I [...]

    • Cheryl Munoz said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:33 PM

      I picked this up at the tail end of my honey moon is Spain, Fall 2006. It is a wonderful cookbook and Colman Andrews is a great writer. He gives a lot of info about the background of each dish, how it is served etc. Most of the ingredients are available in the US and he gives subs for items that you might have a hard time finding. If you have travelled though Catalonia then you will appreciate having these recipes. Hmmmlt cod anyone? It's good! Oh - and if you are travelling to Barcelona this wo [...]

    • Daniel said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:33 PM

      Not just a cookbook but a compendium of language, anecdotes, culture, and characters. The author begins by expanining the bare essentials of Catalan cooking, such as key ingredients and the handful of basic sauces, then delves into local preparation methods, the origins of dishes, esoteric ingredients, stylized variations (some fabricated by himself), and important characters in the history of the country and the food. The non-recipe parts contain a varied selection of quotations, paraphases, an [...]

    • Matt said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:33 PM

      First thrust upon me at the beginning of my career as a chef by a true savant of Spanish cuisine (Thank you, David!), this book continues to amaze me. You'll know Colman Andrews as editor-in-chief of "Saveur" magazine. His food scholarship is beyond reproach. The food of the Catalans may well be where everything we know as standard Spanish, Italian and even French descended from. Some of the recipes have a distinctly medieval feel to them, evidence that this ancient people of Iberia have success [...]

    • Tim said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:33 PM

      Picked up at a charity shop simply as not only had no other book on the subject, but was unaware Catalonia had its own cuisine !It's very well written, not only as a cookbook but that most recipes have a preamble about it or the ingredients. Some of these, Salt Cod for example, cover a couple of pages.Bought out of curiosity, read with interest and pleasure.

    • Catherine Woodman said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:33 PM

      I got this after I had gotten back from Barcelona and had so much wonderful seafood that I couldn't bear to not have more--unfortunately, it is very hard to replicate this, tho I know you can do it in an Iowa City kitchen because Assumpcio did it so wonderfully

    • Catherine Woodman said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:33 PM

      I got this after I had gotten back from Barcelona and had so much wonderful seafood that I couldn't bear to not have more--unfortunately, it is very hard to replicate this, tho I know you can do it in an Iowa City kitchen because Assumpcio did it so wonderfully

    • Ange said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:33 PM

      Found a few recipes I will try out. Gave a nice, understandable geography lesson.

    • Ietrio said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:33 PM

      Not only the recipes are quite tasty, reading the book is a true pleasure.

    • Naki said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:33 PM

      A very true book. And very interesting to read in English. My Catalan friends say it is the truth about the traditional food of Catalonia.

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