Tapas: The Little Dishes of Spain

Tapas: The Little Dishes of Spain


By (author) Penelope Casas, By (photographer) Jim Smith

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 247 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 231mm x 28mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 20 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307265528
  • ISBN 13: 9780307265524
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: 8 PP OF FULL COLOR; ENDS
  • Sales rank: 180,984

Product description

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--melanges of seafood in aromatic sauces; little ragouts of meat, sausages, beans; colorful salads and marinades; the omelets called "tortillas" that enclose a variety of tasty tidbits; "banderillas," zesty combinations on skewers; and "empanadas," savory delights encased in pastry. The new recipes Casas includes reflect the influence of the innovative cooking in Spain today--dishes seasoned with soy sauce or balsamic vinegar; ingredients wrapped in flaky phyllo pastry; accents of goat cheese and arugula; foie gras in elegant presentations. With Spanish cooking at the forefront of today's cuisine, this "exceptional book by the leading American authority on the foods of Spain" (as Craig Claiborne dubbed it in 1985) is a must for every adventurous cook in America today.

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Author information

Penelope Casas is the author of "La Cocina de Mama," " Paella!, Delicioso!, Discovering Spain," ""and" The Foods and Wines of Spain." She has written about Spanish food and travel for "The New York Times, Gourmet, Saveur, "and "Bon Appetit." She lives in New York and regularly hosts culinary tours of Spain.