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Grape, Olive, Pig : Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture

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Winner of the 2017 IACP Award: Literary or Historical Food Writing Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner: Culinary Travel Amazon Best Book of November (2016): Cookbooks, Food and Wine The author of Rice, Noodle, Fish now celebrates the delectable and sensuous culture and cuisine of Spain with this beautifully illustrated food-driven travel guide filled with masterful narration, insider advice, and nearly 200 full-color photos. Grape, Olive, Pig is a deeply personal exploration of Spain, a country where eating and living are inextricably linked. Crafted in the "refreshing" (Associated Press), "inspirational" (Publishers Weekly) and "impeccably observed" (Eater.com) style of the acclaimed Rice, Noodle, Fish, and written with the same evocative voice of the award-winning magazine Roads & Kingdoms, this magnificent gastronomic travel companion takes you through the key regions of Spain as you've never seen them before. Matt Goulding introduces you to the sprawling culinary and geographical landscape of his adoptive home, and offers an intimate portrait of this multifaceted country, its remarkable people, and its complex history. Fall in love with Barcelona's tiny tapas bars and modernist culinary temples. Explore the movable feast of small plates and late nights in Madrid. Join the three-thousand-year-old hunt for Bluefin tuna off the coast of Cadiz, then continue your seafood journey north to meet three sisters who risk their lives foraging the gooseneck barnacle, one of Spain's most treasured ingredients. Delight in some of the world's most innovative and avant-garde edible creations in San Sebastian, and then wash them down with cider from neighboring Asturias. Sample the world's finest acorn-fed ham in Salamanca, share in the traditions of cave-dwelling shepherds in the mountains beyond Granada, and debate what constitutes truly authentic paella in Valencia. Grape, Olive, Pig reveals hidden gems and enduring delicacies from across this extraordinary country, contextualizing each meal with the stories behind the food in a cultural narrative complemented by stunning color photography. Whether you've visited Spain or have only dreamed of bellying up to its tapas bars, Grape, Olive, Pig will wake your imagination, rouse your hunger, and capture your heart.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 347 pages
  • 173 x 201 x 33mm | 816g
  • Harper Wave/Anthony Bourdain
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0062394134
  • 9780062394132
  • 383,534

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"Grape, Olive, Pig employs an impressive literary toolkit in appreciating and savoring Spanish cuisine, with descriptions of meals, translations of uniquely Spanish culinary vocabulary, spirals through relevant history, depictions of current food productions, and narratives of Goulding's food-focused travels across Spain."--Smithsonianshow more

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The author of the critically acclaimed Rice, Noodle, Fish ("If this is the future of food writing, I love it" --Tim Hayward, Financial Times) now celebrates the delectable and sensuous culture and cuisine of Spain with this beautifully illustrated, masterfully narrated travel guide. Written with the same evocative voice of the award-winning magazine Roads & Kingdoms, Grape, Olive, Pig takes you through the key regions of Spain as you've never before seen them. Matt Goulding offers an intimate portrait of his adoptive home--from the barnacle hunters of Galicia to the shepherds of Andalusia, Spain's remarkable people and its incomparable cuisine are gloriouslyintroduced for all to experience. Fall in love with Barcelona's tiny tapas bars and modernist culinary temples. Explore the movable feast of small plates and late nights in Madrid. Join the three-thousand-year-old hunt for bluefin tuna off the coast of Cadiz. Delight in the avant-garde creations of the Basque Country, and then wash them down with cider from neighboring Asturias. Sample the world's finest acorn-fed ham in Salamanca, share in the traditions of cave-dwelling shepherds in the mountains beyond Granada, and debate what constitutes truly authentic paella in Valencia. Grape, Olive, Pig reveals hidden gems and enduring traditions from across this extraordinary country, contextualizing each meal with a cultural narrative complemented by stunning color photography. The result is a powerful addition to Roads & Kingdoms' series of guidebooks for food-obsessed travelers.show more

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