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Life and Food in the Basque Country
Ask any Spaniard where you will find the best food in the country and the answer is invariably the Basque provinces. In this beautifully written book, Maria Jose Sevilla describes the region through the eyes of men and women whose lives embrace every aspect of its cooking and culinary traditions, and records the recipes she has learned from them. The author takes us from m ...more
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I'm traveling to the Basque Country in a few months and wanted to understand more about Basque culture, particularly related to food. This book was a perfect fit. It focuses on various tradesmen and women such as fishermen, shepherds etc and describes their ways of living, how they grew up and how times are changing. There is a heavy focus on what and how they eat and many traditional basque recipes are included. A very pleasant read, which made me very hungry and very excited about my holiday.