“Easy, energetic prose and an intelligent ensemble of accessible recipes offer readers an insider’s taste tour of Basque cuisine.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Winner of the Périgueux World Cookbook Award
Winner of the Spanish National Prize for Gastronomy
Join award-winning, internationally acclaimed chef Teresa Barrenechea as she takes you on a culinary journey through her homeland, the historic Basque region of Spain’s north-central coast. Barrenechea brings you 130 recipes, from San Sebastián to Bilbao and beyond, that exemplify the authentic, uncomplicated dishes characteristic of rustic Basque home cooking, which glories in fresh fish and shellfish; abundant meat, poultry, and cheese; vegetables and fruits straight from the garden; the olives and olive oils for which Spain is famous; and much more. From boldly flavored pinchos (Basque tapas) to succulent main-course dishes, you’ll find dozens of delicious choices as you explore this renowned cuisine. So pour yourself a glass of wine and take a seat at The Basque Table.
“The flavors of the Basque Country have a simple intensity and spirit, and the food is robust and satisfying yet easy to cook. This is a wonderful cookbook.” —Mark Miller, chef/owner of Coyote Café and Red Sage restaurants, and author of Tacos
“Teresa Barrenechea long ago convinced me that Basque food is one of the world’s culinary treasures. I am happy that Teresa has written this terrific book.” —Julio Iglesias
“Only Teresa Berrenechea could write the definitive Basque cookbook. The food of Spain is defined by Basque cooking. At last we learn the secrets.” —Michael Lomonaco, host of the Travel Channel’s Epicurious