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Tapas (Revised): The Little Dishes of Spain

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Penelope Casas, who introduced the classic little dishes of Spain to American cooks more than twenty years ago, now gives us a splendid updated edition of that seminal book—with fifty exciting new recipes and eight full pages of new color photographs showing tapas in all their glory.

Here are all the appetizer dishes that have long been a tradition in Spanish cuisine—mélang
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published February 20th 2007 by Knopf (first published 1985)
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May 03, 2008 Dennis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is great because it gives such an incredible range of dishes that it frees one to invent even more. Still, I'd much rather be standing in a tapas bar in Barcelona, sampling the fresh plates as they come from the kitchen, saving my toothpicks for the calculation of the bill.
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 Catherine Woodman rated it really liked it
Easy to follow recipes that have unusual ingredients (read ahead so you can have ingredients you need on hand) but work, and the arrangement into different sections that make sense is a plus. With this book alone, you can serve excellent tapas in your home
Apr 23, 2014 Barb rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I wasn't hugely impressed by this book, but I was satisfied. Many of the meats are not readily available, and she repeats recipes- like clams in green sauce, then frog legs in green sauce. Same thing with garlic sauce recipes- why not just give the sauce recipes and explain they can go over a variety of meats? Felt like filler. But the worst recipe was Clams with vinegar...

She introduces it in a colorful paragraph full of promise "...Casa Sierra in Madrid, unchanged in its two-hundred year exis
Kimberly Ann
Another cookbook that lacks presentation... The dishes presented in the photographs are just not appetizing. The colors are that bland yellow/red/brown/orange. Just very boring looking.

The print is easy to read and the recipes are easy to follow.

Much of the food is not what is usually eaten in the U.S., unless you know Spanish families: Tuna butter canape; Canape of mackerel & cured ham; Pimiento & dry cod salad; Calves live in almond sauce; Stuffed pigs feet vinaigrette; Blood sausage
Degan Walters
Jun 27, 2016 Degan Walters rated it really liked it
Feels a bit dated but still many solid recipes that are unique and not too difficult to make or source ingredients for.
Jan 04, 2014 Jenny rated it it was amazing
We got this book for christmas and we love it ,good food is always a good idea in our home .Jenny ( mostly recipes )
Jun 08, 2011 Nicol rated it really liked it
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Dates wrapped in bacon and baked for 10 minutes...tasted like heaven. Great recipes, some basic, some involved. I'm ready to move to Spain now.
Feb 26, 2013 Charles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Liked it so well, orderedd my own copy from Abe Books
Mar 01, 2008 Josie rated it really liked it
Lots of tasty little treats.
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PENELOPE CASAS is one of the best-known and respected experts on Spanish cuisine. She has written about food and travel in Spain for the New York Times, Gourmet, Food & Wine, and Conde Nast Traveler and has published six books on Spanish cuisine. The Spanish government has awarded her both the National Prize of Gastronomy and the Medal of Touristic Merit, and has named her Dame of the Order of ...more
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