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Monday, September 17, 2007

New (really old) from Spain


"1080 Recipes," coming from Phaidon Press in November, has been around for 30 years, and sold more than 2 million copies. The publisher is calling it Spain's "Joy of Cooking." The recipes are very brief, even for some difficult items, and each chapter has a cluster of glossy photos several inches smaller than the book's pages, tucked beside a list of recipes.

Illustrations are by noted Spanish graphic designer Javier Mariscal. For an intro, they turned to culinary superstar Ferran Adria. It's all here -- garlic soup with eggs, several paellas, fabada (the bean and Serrano ham stew), shirred eggs with chicken livers, flan.

A section at the end has recipes contributed by celebrity chefs, including whole baked sea bass with beets and almond sauce from Sam Clark and Sam Clark, the husband-wife team who own Moro restaurant in London (a favorite spot).

Posted by Sheryl Julian at 05:06 PM
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