A sumptuous follow-on from MoVida featuring stories and recipes from home kitchens all around Spain.
Following the multi-award winning title MoVida, chef and restaurateur Frank Camorra returns to his native Spain in this companion book. In it Frank delivers many traditional as well as innovative recipes that are inspired by his travels but perfected for the home cook. Their origins lie in the authentic cuisine of the Spanish cities, towns and countryside. From the nation's bustling capital Madrid and Basque seaside towns to rustic Andalusia with its Sherry Triangle, MoVida Rustica highlights the pillars of Spanish cooking, and the culture in which the food is grown, prepared and eaten. Some of the core ingredients like smoked paprika, known as pimenton, chorizo and the omnipresent jamon Serrano and Iberico are covered with their mouth watering recipes, lore and manufacturers. Get to know matriarch Herminda, stroll across the Santiago Market and visit the kitchen gardens of Salamanca to understand what defines traditional Spanish food.
Frank Camorra was born in Barcelona and spent his first five years in Andalucia, before his parents migrated to Australia. In 2000, Frank travelled throughout Spain and was inspired by both the modern and traditional aspects of Spanish cuisine. At his restaurant, MoVida, Frank was determined to share his discoveries and bring the tastes of his homeland to his adopted country. Richard Cornish is a television producer, food writer and sausage expert. He writes about the connection between the land, producer, chef and consumer and its significance to food diversity and taste.
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National & regional cuisine