The focus of the world's attention in 1992 will be on Spain when it hosts both the summer Olympics and the World's Fair. Those who cannot be there in person can attend in spirit as they follow the Walkers through this charming volume. Part cookbook, part wine guide, part travelogue, it is a lot less expensive than airfare. Maps and line art throughout.
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Travelogue, cookbook, wine guide, diners' journal, and a sampling of annual festivals: Region by region and season by season (grape harvest, pruning, bud-break), the Walkers (he: a San Francisco food-and-wine writer; she: a caterer) trace their travels and recall with enthusiasm and style the friendly people, delicious food, memorable encounters, vineyards and cellars and wine. Along the way, they entertain with stories--of gypsies blamed for stealing the bathroom in a bar; of a man who made his living teaching English to the whores of Barcelona--and they enlighten about local foods (traditional and new) and wine (down to the different approaches to barrel-aging in Spain and California). A random sampling of the recipes might turn up olive sauce, Basque tuna with potatoes, salmon in saffron sauce, rabbit with snails, and salt cod in a soup, in a splendid flan, or in pastry puffs. They're quite simple to make, although, occasionally, directions are mystifying. (One recipe says to ``cut the eggplant into quarters lengthwise,'' bake 20 minutes, ``split open their tops lengthwise,'' sauce, and continue baking. Another calls for an 11- inch slice of bread.) A compelling inducement to cook--or to book a flight to Spain. (Maps, line art.) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From Library Journal:
This unlikely combination of travel guide, personal narrative, food and wine essay, and cookbook works remarkably well. The authors show considerable knowledge of Spain, especially as it relates to food and drink, and they write engagingly. The arrangement is both regional and seasonal, tracing the cycle of grape cultivation and winemaking. Each section is followed by recipes typical of the region covered. This is much more than just a guidebook or a cookbook and should find an appreciative audience, especially since the next Olympics will be held in Barcelona.
- Harold M. Otness, Southern Oregon State Coll. Lib., Ashland
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