1080 Recipes is the definitive book on traditional and authentic Spanish home cooking, trusted throughout Spain for over thirty years. Written by Spain's best-loved food authorities, it showcases the fastest growing cuisine in popularity, with Spanish restaurants and tapas bars opening in cities all over the world. A bestseller since publication, 1080 Recipes has sold millions of copies in Spain. It contains 1080 recipes from all Spanish regions, covering everything from appetizers to stews, from vegetables to desserts. 1080 Recipes is designed by Javier Mariscal, the famous Spanish graphic designer and illustrator, and it includes over 200 illustrations he has created exclusively for this edition along with 100 specially commissioned photographs.
One out of 1080: A Sample Recipe from 1080 Recipes
Potatoes with chorizo and bacon
Patatas con chorizo y bacon
--3 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons lard
--5 tablespoons sunflower oil
--2 ounces chorizo sausage, peeled and thinly sliced
--3 ½ ounces thickly sliced bacon, cut into ½ inch wide strips
--3 ¼ pounds small potatoes, preferably new potatoes, unpeeled
--1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
--1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Melt the butter or lard with the oil in a pan or large skillet. (It needs to be big enough to hold the potatoes in a single layer.) Add the chorizo and bacon and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for a few minutes then add the potatoes. Season with salt and cook covered over low heat, shaking the pan occasionally, for 45-60 minutes, until the potatoes are evenly browned. Just before serving, sprinkle with parsley and garlic and stir for a few minutes more. Transfer to a warm serving dish and serve immediately.
Note: Some types of chorizo become hard with prolonged cooking. To prevent this, cook the slices with the bacon, then remove and set aside. About 10 minutes before serving, return the slices of chorizo to the pan.
Classic book for recipes from Spain. I was told by a good friend --- a native of Madrid -- that everyone in Spain has this book: His grandmother, his mother and his wife. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tenswim
Great book, excellent quality and recipes. I've made a few dishes and they're very different from what I would normally make, which I like. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andrew-James
I decided I would challenge myself by attempting to cook this entire book (minus the recipes for brains and the like). Read morePublished 9 months ago by FNU MNU LNU
This book is so cute and diverse, it could push me to cook everyday if I got off work early. I like this book so much, especially the colorful-graffitied illustration.Published 11 months ago by PengChou Tang
The recipe are easy and so simple yet the taste are amazing, and it such an inspiration to try and use other ingredient other than what it recommends. Love it.Published 12 months ago by Mr. Tuan Q. Nguyen
First and foremost I had a terrible disappointment with this book, the book might deserve a better punctuation but I have an issue with it, you can't call a disorganized... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Miguel Alfonso Ramos
Saw this in a magazine several years ago and made a note of it. I like the cute art and the recipes.Published 14 months ago by James swope
Breezy illustrations, easy to follow recipes, comprehensive. Great index. It's a huge book full of traditional Spanish recipes. Indexed to recipe number, rather than page number. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Operatic
I bought this book, in spanish, 30 years ago and still using it daily.
So now I think the traslatio into english have been a success.