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JEFF KOEHLER

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December 21st, 2013

Spain one of NYT best cookbooks of 2013

What is surely one of the year’s highest points, the Sunday New York Book Review has named Spain: Recipes and Traditions one of the best twelve cookbooks of the year.

Jeff Koehler does justice to another regionally complex country in SPAIN: Recipes and Traditions From the Verdant Hills of the Basque Country to the Coastal Waters of Andalucia (Chronicle Books, $40). The author, a food writer who has lived in Spain for many years, focuses on roots cooking, the simple, flavorful dishes that warm Spanish hearts.

Koehler is an expert guide, providing highly informative headnotes to each recipe, often explaining regional variations in the same recipe and suggesting some clever tips. In his recipe for clams with oloroso sherry, for example, he suggests substituting dry white wine with a little brandy if sherry isn’t at hand. These pages abound in seductively rustic dishes like pork baked in a salt crust and served with fruit compote, chestnut purée or a blue cheese sauce.

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December 21st, 2013

Spain one of Mother Jones top cookbooks

Happy to share that Mother Jones selected Spain: Recipes and Traditions as one of the top seven cookbooks of the year.

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December 21st, 2013

Spain one of EW’s Top 10 for 2013

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December 8th, 2013

the weekend the olive harvest began

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Wintery vineyards the weekend the olive oil harvest began. Tarragona. December 7, 2013. © Jeff Koehler

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