I have just finished a new book the traditional Spanish kitchen, which is to say the country kitchen — SPAIN: Recipes and Traditions from the Verdant Hills of the Basque Country to the Coastal Waters of Andalucía.
This builds on my three previous books for Chronicle Books, and taps into my 15-plus years of living in Barcelona.
It’s a large book that I began in 2009 with a break to write Morocco: A Culinary Journey with Recipes. But really, work on the book began when I moved to Spain in 1996.
There are 200 recipes, hefty headnotes, plenty of sidebars, and around 200 photos. Recipes and photos alike come from the breadth of Spain: I have traveled to all but one of two of Spain’s 50 provinces looking for the authentic, the traditional, the delicious. To talk about food is to talk about culture, and novices and veterans of Spain’s kitchen will gain a deeper understanding not only of Spanish cuisine but of the country’s rich and multi-layered culture.
The book is currently in galley form and will hit the stores in fall 2013. Watch for information here! Or on Twitter @koehlercooks.