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Pintxos: Small Plates in the Basque Tradition Hardcover – April 1, 2009
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"[Bocadillos is] the most captivating and authentic-feeling Spanish tapas-style restaurant in the city." --Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle
“[A] tasty and broad array of small plates that will tantalize and satisfy.”
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Oh, finally.... if one is going to include pictures in a book (and the ones in this volume are technically and artistically excellent), then why (OH WHY???) not make them pictures of the actual dishes instead of the graphically pleasing, but largely irrelevant images that accompany the various recipes? I might have given 4 stars if the authors/publishers had followed this simple idea.
This is a fine collection of Basque inspired tapas (for pintxos just say PEEN-chos) recipes, nicely organized and with wine parings. From griddle, beans, fried bites, little sandwiches, bites on bread, stews and braises, soups, salads to the skewers from which the book gets it's name (pinchers) these are treats. The back of the book offers recipes for panty items to have at your ready like piperade and basic sauces. You get a simple explanation of vinegars with a reduction tip to make moscatel vinegar as a usable substitute for aged (sweet sixteen plus) balsamic. Most balsamic we see is too young for anything but salad.
The Basque dinner hours are late and long. You cannot be fooling with complex timing and rigidity. This is food to ignite your party and fuel it through the wee hours. From "Figs Marinated in Sherry with Aged Goat Cheese and Basil", "Baby Beets, Cucumbers, Olives and Feta Skewers," "Caramelized Onions with Idiazabal Cheese", "Seared beef with Piquillo Pepper and Shallot Jam", to "Chicken Skewers with Yogurt-Mint Dipping Sauce" and "Duck Breast with Oranges and Green Olives".Read more ›
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I was very happy with this book. don't really know what to say beyond that -- overall, everything I made from this was delicious, the recipes are thorough and easy to follow, all... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Was looking for more traditional Pintxos. Modern take on the tradition. Not really like the crawl through Pamplona.Published 3 months ago by S. Hammonds
Some new some old tapas.Not impressive but visually appealingPublished 19 months ago by Juan Cobarrubias
I really enjoy Chef Hirigoyen's food and this book provides interesting insight into how it is prepared. Most home cooks might find this a bit daunting.Published 19 months ago by WineGuy
Love Spanish cuisine, so this was a perfect addition to our cookbook library! Pintxos (pinchos in the rest of Spain) are an essential building block in a good tapeo (round of... Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by Max Crowe
Relative to other tapas cookbooks, I love to see the photos. The recipes are incredibly luscious and made several of the dishes for a holiday party. Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by Alice H Krause