1080 Recipes: Spain’s favorite cookbook
My next cookbook is going to be this one – 1080 Recipes by Simone Ortega and published by Phaidon Press. Mouth-watering recipes from every region of Spain. Over 200 illustrations. A Spanish institution since 1972. Check out that cover artwork by Javier Mariscal. The recipe for potatoes with chorizo and bacon looks great.
I went on holiday to Galicia in northwest Spain years ago. We stayed in a lovely apartment. The landlord lived below and kept a few pigs in his garden. They were big pigs too so their days were probably numbered. Although this part of Spain isn’t famous for its paella, we asked if he knew somewhere we could find this dish. He arranged for us to eat at a neighbor’s house – we literally dined out in someone’s kitchen just up the road.