A Late Dinner

A Late Dinner : Discovering the Food of Spain

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In this vivid and humorous journey, Richardson takes us past the cliches of paella and gazpacho to tell the real story of Spain's mouth-watering food, from the typical coastal cuisine to the shepherd cooking of the interior and the chic 'urban' food of Madrid and Barcelona. Along the way he gets caught up in a fish auction and the annual pig slaughter, spends a day at El Bulli restaurant and makes a never-ending stream of new friends.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 250g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. photos
  • 0747593809
  • 9780747593805
  • 316,828

Review quote

'Detail by delicious detail, he builds up a picture of a culture in which food is both religion and love affair' The Times 'A love of Spain sings from every page of this journalist's travelogue ... An affectionate and informative account of Spain's food culture' Waitrose Food Illustrated 'This is, first of all, a really good book about Spain, and the atmosphere of beautiful and ingenious novelty which pervades its traditional life. It is also a serious and well-informed account of its food, which reflects a country's regional variety, its history and its addiction to pleasure' Colm Toibin 'If you have been waiting for an excuse to pack your bags, head off to Spain and discover some of the lesser-known and best kept culinary and cultural secrets, A Late Dinner could not paint a more accurate, balanced and tempting picture of Spain today' Eddie Hart, owner of restaurants Fino and Barrafinashow more

About Paul Richardson

Paul Richardson has owned and managed a small farm and vineyard in Spain for the past fifteen years. He is also the author of Our Lady of the Sewers: And Other Adventures in Deep Spain, Cornucopia: A Gastronomic Tour of Britain, Indulgence: Around the World in Search of Chocolate, and Williams-Sonoma Barcelona.show more

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92 ratings
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4 42% (39)
3 29% (27)
2 11% (10)
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