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Lush photography and tantalizing descriptions of local cuisine set these beautiful pocket guides apart from all of the other guides that juxtapose food and travel. Each guide traces the unique cultural influences that helped shape the culinary traditions of the featured country, with fascinating sidebars on special ingredients and preparation techniques. The best feature o ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 10th 2003 by Lonely Planet (first published 2000)
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Dec 05, 2014 Tim rated it really liked it
Shelves: food-drink
I love this series, and I wish it were still around. This was another fine introduction to a nation's cuisine, illustrated with photos and peppered with recipes. Sterling and Jones take us to the different regions of Espana and their food habits and passions. It works as a discussion not only of Spanish food, but as a way in to Spanish culture generally. This makes perfect sense of course - any culture's relationship to food is an essential aspect of the picture, and tells you a lot about how pe ...more
Sep 05, 2015 Tim rated it it was amazing
There are a whole series of these pocket guides and I can't imagine why anyone would visit a foreign country without been armed with the relevant copy.
They all follow the same layout : culture, staples, drinks, home cooking etc.
Filled with photos, useful translations and anecdotes from Lonely Planet travellers, oh, and usually a handful of recipes.
I have seven of them, all of which I have read from cover to cover. Regrettably my days of foreign travel are over, although I have been to some of th
Sep 20, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: food-wine, iberian
I highly recommend this as a reference to read before and during any trip to Spain. There are some recipes as well. I highly recommend trying the Ajo Blanco -- a favorite!
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