The pocket-size World Food guides serve up heaping portions of information on everything to do with eating and drinking in a country. They cover the history and evolution of the cuisine, its staples and specialties, and the kitchen philosophy of the people. Lonely Planet opens the doors on home cooking and traditions, showing how food and drink have become integral to personal and national celebrations, and discovering the myriad of regional cuisines that exist in even the most familiar countries.
In the land of Cervantes, Cádiz and castanets, food binds and defines Spanish culture. This guide explores Spain's culinary soul, whether it lurks in a 24-hour tapas bar, in the crowds of La Boqueria Market or even in your own kitchen. Spanish cuisine goes way beyond recipes and you'll discover that history, simplicity and conviviality are just some of the vital ingredients in the real taste of Spain.
This guidebook features:
The essential guide to the culture of eating and drinking in Spain
Hunting down the finest Spanish wines
Out on the town in Madrid
Basque, Catalan, Andalucian and other regional specialties
The definitive culinary dictionary, a quick-reference glossary and useful phrases
Tantalizing photography and recipes