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#31 johung

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 01:44 PM

There are two books from Australia-based Frank Camorra that I believe are very good for translating good Spanish dishes into kitchens of English-speaking nations. It may be a bit Australian in focus at times, but still very good:

1. MoVida: Spanish Culinary Adventures http://www.amazon.co...h/dp/1921259396

2. MoVida Rustica http://www.amazon.co...a/dp/1741964695

Another one that I like is Teresa Barrenechea's The Cuisines of Spain ( paperback edition: http://www.amazon.co...g/dp/158008835X ).

Anya von Bremzen's The New Spanish Table has a good mix of cutting edge molecular or creative New Spanish dishes in a mix with old favourites, but in general I find the ingredients a bit bizarre for the standard dishes like gazpacho (using water to soak the bread pieces instead of olive oil), and the layouts are a little confusing.

#32 HenryCurio

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:35 AM

I love Portuguese food. There are some good Portuguese cookbooks with easy to follow Portuguese recipes. And you don’t have to be an executive chef to make the food. Some are even cheap prices and available for download for your kindle or computer.

There is one called Everyday Portuguese by Kevin Cordeiro which I think I'm going to give a try.

Amazon has a good list of the top Portuguese cookbooks, updated hourly.

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