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Spanish cuisines can be exotic, delicious and fulfilling at the same time. Isn’t time for you to make one in your own kitchen? Relax, there are lots of great cookbooks that can turn you into a fine Spanish cuisine chef and below you can find four of them.
#1 – The Cuisines of Spain: Exploring Regional Home Cooking (ISBN-10: 158008835X)
If you love to experiment with new dishes and ingredients you would love this book. Teresa Barrenechea, the author, has compiled a great list of Spanish cuisines like bread pies, warm soups, legume stews, shellfish, desserts and much more. She divided the dishes according to the flow of the meal which is very practical. Each recipe is explained in detail but still easy to follow. And it’s not just about food, this book also rich in information about Spanish culture and history along with great photographs that would make you want to go to Spain and enjoy it for yourself.
#2 – Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America (ISBN-10: 1400053595)
Jose Andres and Richard Wolffe are two great guys who wish for more people to enjoy the Spanish culinary delights through their book of Tapas. Tapas are snacks/appetizers/small-plate dishes in Spanish cuisine which can be served warm or cold. In this book Andres’ shares more than a hundred recipes of Tapas. The recipes are divided according to the main ingredients for the Tapas. Some of them are tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, potatoes, peppers, legumes, citrus, rice, garlic (Here are some great garlic presses for you!), onions (Here are some great onion choppers for you!), cheese, shellfish, fish, chicken and eggs. You really should try the recipes in the book. Most of them are easy to follow so you can make and enjoy excellent Tapas anytime you want.
#3 – One Pot Spanish: More Than 80 Easy, Authentic Recipes (ISBN-10: 1416205306)
Not much can be said about this book except that it’s an excellent piece of work. The recipes you’ll find here are authentic and any average Joe and Jane can make them without much hassle. Penelope Casas is a well-known writer when it comes to Spanish cooking and this book is proven to be another showcase for her expertise.
#4 – Paella!: Spectacular Rice Dishes From Spain (ISBN-10: 0805056238)
This is another enjoyable book from Penelope Casas. As the title implies this book is all about Paella the fantastic Spanish cuisine where rice is the main star. There are lots and lots of Paella varieties that you can try. There are scallop, wild mushroom, tuna, shrimp, sausage, chicken, vegetable, duck, squid and so much more. Some of the ingredients may not be so easy to be found in your local store but a simple visit to Google will yield lots of online stores that sell them. In the end this is a great book to have if you want to treat yourself, family and friends to the wonders of Paella.