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MoVida Rustica: Spanish Traditions And Recipes
Following the multi-award winning title MoVida, chef and restaurateur Frank Camorra returns to his native Spain in this companion book. In it Frank delivers many traditional as well as innovative recipes that are inspired by his travels but perfected for the home cook. Their origins lie in the authentic cuisine of the Spanish cities, towns and countryside. From the nation' ...more
Hardcover, 367 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Murdoch
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I am definitely a sucker for anything that promises 'traditional food' or 'home cooking' from a cultural cuisine mostly known in North America through restaurants. I'm also a fool for the contemporary aesthetic of the rustic, the heritage, the chiaroscuro, the bare wood family table, the corner bistro with the chalkboard menu where the owners' teenagers wait the tables. So yes, it may have been aesthetic considerations that first drew me to Camorra's latest in my hunt for a great Spanish cookboo ...more
I was every little story the author told with each recipe. He brings Spain alive through food and the photography is stunning. Many of the recipes have very hard to find ingredients in the US. I have not have not tried any of the recipes, though I tabbed over a dozen pages. If you want to understand the gastronomy of Spain and how it fits into the culture, this is a great book for that. If I try any of the recipes, I may update this review and my rating. After all, a cookbook should be rated on ...more