Spanish cuisine is as rich and diverse as the landscape itself and reflects its people's history, traditions, and way of life. Pepita Aris conducts a fascinating journey through the food and cooking of Spain-- from the hills of Andalusia to the plains of New Castile.
Opening with an informative introduction to the history of Spain, Pepita describes the country's food and cooking styles. She looks at the traditional eating habits, the social customs, and the festivals and celebrations that have provided the inspiration for so many of Spain's regional dishes. An essential guide to the ingredients used in the Spanish kitchen includes advice on buying, storage, preparation, and helpful information about the equipment and techniques employed.