The Catalan Kitchen: From mountains to city and sea – recipes from Spain's culinary heart (Hardcover)

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The Catalan Kitchen is a celebration of eighty-five authentic and traditional dishes from Spain's culinary heart.

The Catalonia region is situated on the west coast of the Mediterranean and blessed with one of the richest food cultures in Europe. Although Catalonia is still geographically and politically connected to Spain, Catalans consider themselves independent with their own language, history, culture, and cuisine. Its food is considered unique in Spain, and it is home to one of the highest concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world.

Catalan cuisine does not center around tapas, and although pintxos do feature heavily, they are not the mainstay of the region and most dishes are larger, stand-alone meals. Dishes are heavily influenced by pork and fresh seafood, with a focus on fresh, seasonal produce that varies from recipes as simple as crushed tomatoes smeared on bread to hearty, slowcooked stews. Famous dishes include calçots--large salad onions cooked on a coal barbecue and then dipped into nutty and addictive Romesco sauce, a unique paella made without saffron and the addition of vermicelli noodles, myriad types of Catalan sausage served with white beans, sauces such as aioli and picada, and multiple pastries and desserts including crème Catalan (a version of crème brûlée). Beautifully packaged with stunning location and food photography, The Catalan Kitchen is the ultimate cookbook for lovers of Spanish and Mediterranean food.

About the Author

Melbourne-based food writer and chef Emma Warren Rodriguez earned her chef wings in Barcelona, where she was classically trained in Catalan cuisine.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781925418842
ISBN-10: 1925418847
Publisher: Smith Street Books
Publication Date: November 6th, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English