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Warning - no celebrity cooks, professional authors, large publishing houses nor publicity agents were involved in producing this book, just a genuine Spanish homecook who has painstakingly described step by step how her Spanish grandmothers have cooked throughout the generations.
Marta Ortiz shows us, in easy to follow and clear steps, the everyday Spanish meals that she and many other Spanish people cook every day for their own families at home. Each recipe is inspired by her Valencian and Navarran grandmothers, the latter spending most of her life living in many regions across Spain, acquiring a culinary repertoire spanning the entire Spanish peninsula, as she moved with her husband to multiple postings across Spain with RENFE, the national railway company between 1946 and 1978. This was a time when many of the regional recipes were not even known in the rest of Spain.
After living outside of Spain for more than 10 years, Marta realised how many non-Spaniards did not have access to such genuine home recipes, used every day in real Spanish families. So, she set out to produce a very “normal” cookbook, one which would do her grandmothers justice. The “Great taste of Spain” is written by a real everyday Spanish person, based on genuine recipes and just the way they have been for hundreds of years. So if you are looking for another celebrity cookbook, published by a large publishing house with glossy pictures and with tortuous experimental award-winning recipes, then this is not the book for you!
An avid home cook, Marta has now transcribed and painstakingly detailed more than 100 original “grandmother” recipes from a wide variety of regions across Spain, just the way they have always been! This great Spanish culinary compendium also provides many useful tips and insights into Spanish traditions and cooking culture. It includes the best known favourites; from Paella (5 different varieties) and the original Gazpacho to Spanish ham croquettes and the all Spanish classic – the potato omelette.
Illustrated with appetising pictures and clearly explained with step-by-step instructions, this book will provide you with all you need to reproduce the genuine Spanish “cocina” in your own home.
Written by real people, using real recipes for real people with real taste! So cooking great !
Enjoy! or, as we say in Spain, !Qué aproveche!