Author(s): Monika Linton
A major book on classic Spanish ingredients and home cooking. Brindisa, the renowned Spanish fine food import company, has become a byword for excellent Spanish food. The Brindisa Spanish Cook Book is the ultimate in contemporary Spanish cooking, including classic regional recipes, tapas dishes and information about the very best ingredients and food producers. Ranging from the most unusual artisan dishes to the classics of Spanish cooking, this recipe collection draws on Brindisa's specialist knowledge to introduce you to delights such as jamon iberico de bellota, chorizo, cured ham and fish, fumet (rich Catalan fish stock), farmhouse cheeses, prepared pulses, olive oils and vinegars, sweet treats and storecupboard basics that are essential for Spanish and Mediterranean cooking. Covering the unique way good food is integral to everyday Spanish life, ranging from traditional breakfasts to substantial lunches, small plates of Spanish food and very simple suppers for during the week, to big family get-togethers at the weekend, this is not just a book about recipes, but a true celebration of Spain, its food and people, countryside and producers.
'Monika has been championing the best Spanish ingredients for 30 years, hugely influencing the way we cook and eat now. This is a fascinating and wonderful book, so obviously written with love' Samantha Clark, Moro 'This book, an opus of knowledge, experience and judicious good taste, from one of everyone's great food heroes, Monika Linton, captures everything wonderful and life affirming about Iberian cuisine' Jackson Boxer, Brunswick House 'A superb bringing to the page of Monika's love and respect for Spain and, most importantly, an elegant, engaging and gentle way with its produce' Jeremy Lee, Quo Vadis 'A totally awe-inspiring cookbook, written from a deep knowledge and understanding of Spanish artisan foods, with carefully chosen recipes to celebrate each beautiful ingredient - a gem' Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School 'It is not only a wonderful food book, but also a fascinating journey through Spain' Nieves Barragan Mohacho, Barrafina 'Not only does Monika give us delicious recipes, but her understanding of Spanish food culture and history is enthralling. As she rightly says, it's not all about tapas' Angela Hartnett, Murano
When Brindisa was founded by Monika Linton in 1988, knowledge of Spanish gastronomy was almost non-existent in the UK. Starting with a conviction that the foods she loved in Spain deserved to find a wider audience, Monika launched her company on a shoestring. Twenty-eight years later, Brindisa is a hugely respected brand and well-known wholesaler of Spanish artisan foods, importing the most extensive range of high quality Spanish foods to Britain.