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Tapas (Revised): The Little Dishes of Spain Hardcover – February 20, 2007
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In chapters such as Tapas in Sauce; Marinades, Patés, Salads, and Other Cold Tapas; and Tapas with Bread or Pastry, Casas provides a definitive selection of the traditional Spanish bar food--dishes to pass out at a gathering, to serve on a buffet, or to make a party of. Readers wishing an introduction to this versatile food, and the culinary culture in which it thrives, will want this bestselling book.
The recipe array is vast. Sauce or ragout-like tapas include Shrimp and Mushrooms in Almond Sauce, Scallops with Cured Ham and Saffron, and Veal Meatballs in Spicy Chorizo Sauce. Endives Filled with Salmon and Shrimp Melon and Apple Salad are two examples of the many tantalizing cold tapas. Prawns Grilled with Garlic Mayonnaise, Lamb Brochettes, and the Three-Layer Omelet, a mixed-egg and vegetable tortilla, are hot-from-the-stove, show-stopping tapas. Including eight pages of color photos, a glossary of ingredients, menus, and a list of recommended Spanish tapas bars, the book is a complete tapas tour. Cooks at all skill levels will find dozens of these tasty little morsels to make and enjoy. --Arthur Boehm --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Also recommended: If you love tapas you will love mazzas, the "little dishes" of the eastern Mediterranean, a stunning selection of which is included in Sonia Uvezian's latest and greatest cookbook, "Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen." This extraordinary volume should be added to every food lover's "must" list!
Having said this there are many many recipes (about two on each of 200 pages) making this a good source of ideas and information, but if you're planning on flipping through looking for a photo of something appealing, this is not the book for you.
This book is the most authentic I've found and I will certainly buy future books by this author.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A cookbook with a tremendous amount of what seemed to be fantastic recipes with very few accompanying pictures. For me a picture is worth a thousand words. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alejandro F Callegari
It was a gift for my stepfather who had recently taken a trip to Spain with my mom and they wouldn't shut up about how amazing the food was. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Many delicious recipes. Bought one for myself and another for my daughter.Published 6 months ago by Francine
Excellent book! Recipes are a bit detailed and take time to prepare. Makes an excellent gift! I bought mine because of an invite to a friends house and his book had a lot of stains... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nancy McCullough