The first major Spanish cookbook in two decades, from José Andrés, recently named America’s Chef of the Year by Bon Appétit.
Tapas are Spain's gift to the world of great cooking: a fresh and fun way to eat with friends and family--and easy to make at home. Using simple Mediterranean ingredients, a tapas feast is a perfect combination of little dishes packed with big flavors. Tapas by José Andrés is the first major book in a generation to celebrate this world-renowned way of eating, from a man who is the best possible authority: an award-winning Spanish chef in America, with seven highly acclaimed restaurants to his name. Recently named Bon Appétit's Chef of the Year, José is a new star in American cooking, as well as the nation's leading expert on Spanish cuisine. Having worked as a chef in the United States for two decades, he's also a thoroughly American cook who draws on American ingredients for his inspiration, and is a master at translating his native Spanish cooking for this country's kitchens. His simple and delicious recipes include:
- Fish such as American Red Snapper Baked in Salt
- Monkfish with Romesco Sauce
- Basque-Style Stuffed Maryland Blue Crabs
- Chicken including Catalan-Style Chicken Stew
- Chicken Sautéed with Garlic
- Chicken with Lobster
- Pork such as Chorizo Stewed in Hard Cider
- Figs with Spanish Ham
- Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples
- Lobster Paella
- Black Rice with Squid and Shrimp
- Traditional Rice with Clams
The book's recipes are full of tremendous flavor and creativity, with in-depth ingredient notes and a rich atmosphere that will transport you to the lush countryside, hip cafés, and sun-drenched coasts of Spain--and back again to dinner at home. This is a breakthrough cookbook from an extraordinary chef.