The Basque Book

  • Filename: the-basque-book.
  • ISBN: 9781607747611
  • Release Date: 2016-04
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Alexandra Raij
  • Publisher:



Whether it s a perfectly ripe summer tomato served with just a few slivers of onion and a drizzle of olive oil, salt cod slowly poached in oil and topped with an emulsion of its own juices, or a handful of braised leeks scattered with chopped egg, Basque cooking is about celebrating humble ingredients by cooking them to exquisite perfection. Chefs Alexandra Raij and Eder Montero are masters of this art form, and their New York City restaurant Txikito is renowned for its revelatory preparations of simple ingredients. In this much-anticipated and deeply personal debut, Raij and Montero share more than one hundred recipes from Txikito all inspired by the home cooking traditions of the Basque Country that will change the way you cook. Dishes like Salt Cod in Pil Pil sauce have fewer than five ingredients yet will astonish you with their deeply layered textures and elegant flavors. By followingRaij s careful but encouraging instructions, you can even master Squid in Its Own Ink a rite of passage for Basque home cooks, and another dish that will amaze you with its richness and complexity. " The Basque Book" is a love letter: to the Basque Country, which inspired these recipes and continues to inspire top culinary minds from around the world; to ingredients high and low; and to the craft of cooking well. Read this book, make Basque food, learn to respect ingredients and, quite simply, you will become a better cook."

The Basque Book

  • Filename: the-basque-book.
  • ISBN: 9781607747628
  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Alexandra Raij
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press



Whether it’s a perfectly ripe summer tomato served with just a few slivers of onion and a drizzle of olive oil, salt cod slowly poached in oil and topped with an emulsion of its own juices, or a handful of braised leeks scattered with chopped egg, Basque cooking is about celebrating humble ingredients by cooking them to exquisite perfection. Chefs Alexandra Raij and Eder Montero are masters of this art form, and their New York City restaurant Txikito is renowned for its revelatory preparations of simple ingredients. In this much-anticipated and deeply personal debut, Raij and Montero share more than one hundred recipes from Txikito—all inspired by the home cooking traditions of the Basque Country—that will change the way you cook. Dishes like Salt Cod in Pil Pil sauce have fewer than five ingredients yet will astonish you with their deeply layered textures and elegant flavors. By following Raij’s careful but encouraging instructions, you can even master Squid in Its Own Ink—a rite of passage for Basque home cooks, and another dish that will amaze you with its richness and complexity. The Basque Book is a love letter: to the Basque Country, which inspired these recipes and continues to inspire top culinary minds from around the world; to ingredients high and low; and to the craft of cooking well. Read this book, make Basque food, learn to respect ingredients—and, quite simply, you will become a better cook. - Food & Wine Magazine, Editor’s picks for Best of 2016

The Basque Country

  • Filename: the-basque-country.
  • ISBN: 9781908493224
  • Release Date: 2012-01-10
  • Number of pages: 316
  • Author: Paddy Woodworth
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited



The Basque Country is a land of fascinating paradoxes and enigmas. Home to one of Europe's oldest peoples and most mysterious languages, with a living folklore rich in archaic rituals and dances, it also boasts a dynamic post-modern energy, with the reinvention of Bilbao creating a model for the twenty-first-century city of cultural services and information technologies. Hugging the elbow of the Bay of Biscay on both the French and Spanish sides of the Pyrenees, this small territory abounds in big contrasts, ranging from moist green valleys to semi-desert badlands, from snowy sierras to sandy beaches, from harsh industrial landscapes to bucolic beech woods. This often idyllic scenery is the stage for fierce political passions. Almost every aspect of the Basque Country generates passionate disagreement, even its precise location. Spanish and French centralism, often authoritarian and sometimes brutal, has met with resistance for two centuries. Most recently and notoriously ETA, a terrorist group with deep popular support, has engaged in a bloody 45-year conflict. But many Basques consider themselves full French or Spanish citizens, and fear political and linguistic exclusion under Basque nationalist rule.

The Basque History Of The World

  • Filename: the-basque-history-of-the-world.
  • ISBN: 9781448113224
  • Release Date: 2011-09-30
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Mark Kurlansky
  • Publisher: Random House



The Basques are Europe's oldest people, their origins a mystery, their language related to no other on Earth, and even though few in population and from a remote and rugged corner of Spain and France, they have had a profound impact on the world. Whilst inward-looking, preserving their ancient language and customs, the Basques also struck out for new horizons, pioneers of whaling and cod fishing, leading the way in exploration of the Americas and Asia, were among the first capitalists and later led Southern Europe's industrial revolution. Mark Kurlansky, the author of the acclaimed Cod, blends human stories with economic, political, literary and culinary history to paint a fascinating picture of an intriguing people.

Life and Food in the Basque Country

  • Filename: life-and-food-in-the-basque-country.
  • ISBN: 1561310018
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 170
  • Author: María José Sevilla
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



Ask any Spaniard where you will find the best food in the country and the answer is invariably the Basque provinces. In this beautifully written book, Maria Jose Sevilla describes the region through the eyes of men and women whose lives embrace every aspect of its cooking and culinary traditions, and records the recipes she has learned from them. The author takes us from market to caserio, or farmstead, and shows how the strength of Basque cuisine comes from the quality and range of local produce: superb fish from the Cantabrian coast, cheeses and wild mushrooms from the mountains, and vegetables and fruit including apples for cider-making from the caserios of the valleys. Through her portraits of a fisherman, a craftsman of wooden cheese-making utensils, a wine producer, and a young city housewife, the author shows the historical influences and fierce regional pride behind this distinctive culinary repertoire. Finally, three professional chefs take us into their kitchens, and show us how their superb cooking is based on rich popular traditions. More than eighty authentic recipes punctuate evocative descriptions of cultural and culinary traditions, making this an ideal book for the inquisitive traveler who enjoys good food."

The Basques the Franco Years and Beyond

  • Filename: the-basques-the-franco-years-and-beyond.
  • ISBN: 0874170575
  • Release Date: 1979-01-01
  • Number of pages: 434
  • Author: Robert P. Clark
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press



Franco wreaked havoc on the people of the Basque Country--at one time, it was against the law to even speak any dialect of Basque. This book looks at the emergence of Basque nationalism during the years of Franco's reign and after his death and highlights the struggle between classes and ethnic identity.

The Basque Language

  • Filename: the-basque-language.
  • ISBN: 0874171555
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 462
  • Author: Alan Roy King
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press



The Basque language, unusual because it is not part of the Indo-Euroepan family, must be understood by anyone who wants to comprehend the Basques and their culture. This guide is the first practical introduction to the language available for the English-speaking audience.

The Basque Poetic Tradition

  • Filename: the-basque-poetic-tradition.
  • ISBN: 0874172837
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 262
  • Author: Gorka Aulestia
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press



This volume introduces readers to the history of Basque poetry from Bernard Detxepare (1545) to the Basque Country's modern writers. These essays include a survey of Basque poetry and discussions of the oral tradition of bertsolaritza in the context of the Basque diaspora.

The Basques the Catalans and Spain

  • Filename: the-basques-the-catalans-and-spain.
  • ISBN: 0874173620
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Daniele Conversi
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press



Daniele Conversi's book is a comprehensive introduction to Basque and Catalan nationalism. The two movements have much in common but have differed in the strategies adopted to further their cause. Basque nationalism, in the shape of the military wing of ETA, took the path of violence, spawning an efficient terrorist campaign. Catalan nationalism, by contrast, is generally more accommodating and peaceful. Daniele Conversi examines and compares the history, motives and methods of these movements, considering the influence of such intertwined aspects of nationalist mobilisation as the choice of language, race and descent as core values; the consequences of large-scale immigration; and the causes and effects of political violence.

The Basque Hotel

  • Filename: the-basque-hotel.
  • ISBN: 0874172160
  • Release Date: 1993-04-01
  • Number of pages: 124
  • Author: Robert Laxalt
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press



The first volume in Laxalt's Basque family trilogy, is the coming of age story of a boy named Pete. Too prone to dreams, Pete undergoes his rites of passage - cruelty and kindness, disillusionment, love and terror, pathos and hilarious adventure - and finally, a cautious understanding of his world.

Globalization and Nationalism

  • Filename: globalization-and-nationalism.
  • ISBN: 9789633860069
  • Release Date: 2013-01-23
  • Number of pages: 218
  • Author: Natalie Sabanadze
  • Publisher: Central European University Press



Argues for an original, unorthodox conception about the relationship between globalization and contemporary nationalism. While the prevailing view holds that nationalism and globalization are forces of clashing opposition, Sabanadze establishes that these tend to become allied forces. Acknowledges that nationalism does react against the rising globalization and represents a form of resistance against globalizing influences, but the Basque and Georgian cases prove that globalization and nationalism can be complementary rather than contradictory tendencies. Nationalists have often served as promoters of globalization, seeking out globalizing influences and engaging with global actors out of their very nationalist interests. In the case of both Georgia and the Basque Country, there is little evidence suggesting the existence of strong, politically organized nationalist opposition to globalization. Discusses why, on a broader scale, different forms of nationalism develop differing attitudes towards globalization and engage in different relationships.Conventional wisdom suggests that sub-state nationalism in the post-Cold War era is a product of globalization. Sabanadze’s work encourages a rethinking of this proposition. Through careful analysis of the Georgian and Basque cases, she shows that the principal dynamics have little, if anything, to do with globalization and much to do with the political context and historical framework of these cases. This book is a useful corrective to facile thinking about the relationship between the “global” and the “local” in the explanation of civil conflict. Neil MacFarlane, Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations and fellow at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University and chair of the Oxford Politics and International Relations Department.

The Basques

  • Filename: the-basques.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015041040778
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 165
  • Author: Luis C. Núñez
  • Publisher:



This is an introduction to the Basque Country for the student and the general reader. Providing comprehensive coverage of this region of Europe, the book traces the political, cultural and linguistic history of the Basque Country and its struggle for independence.

Oceanography and Marine Environment in the Basque Country

  • Filename: oceanography-and-marine-environment-in-the-basque-country.
  • ISBN: 0080537952
  • Release Date: 2004-03-03
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: A. Borja
  • Publisher: Elsevier



Against a background of extensive multi-disciplinary oceanographic investigations over a number of years, together with the long-term establishment of a Society and Institute, extensive information is available from studies undertaken in the estuarine and coastal waters of the Basque Country. The present authors gained access to unpublished literature and reports which, together with a synthesis of internationally-refereed papers, provide a series of scientific overviews of particular subject areas. Teams of researchers (from Basque Institutes and Universities) combine to present the present 'state of knowledge', within a global context, of processes ranging from sub-seabed to air-sea interaction - incorporating data on the associated biology (including fisheries) and pollutant sources and levels. The latter are compared with regional, national and European legislation. The volume is divided into various sections: Introduction; Geography and Oceanography; Chemical Oceanography and Water Quality; Sediment Characteristics, Quality and Chemistry; Biomonitoring; Communities and Ecology; and Overall Assessment. The topics covered include: an historical review of marine research; the impact of human activities, during past centuries; geology, geomorphology and sediments; climate and meteorology; marine dynamics; hydrography; water mass characteristics; contaminants in the waters; microbiological quality; sedimentological characteristics; contaminants in sediments; biomonitoring of heavy metals and organic components, at tissue organism level and using cellular and molecular biomarkers; bacterioplankton and phytoplankton communities; zooplankton communities; benthic communities; seabirds; biodiversity and conservation; recovery of benthic communities; the polluted systems; and assessment of human impacts. On the basis of these syntheses, future challenges for marine research in the Basque Country are identified, in terms of a 'Research Agenda'. This comprehensive text, relating to estuarine, coastal and oceanographic processes at wide-ranging spatial and temporal scales in the southern Bay of Biscay, will be of interest to researchers, engineers and legislators - on a regional basis and within a world-wide perspective.

Improvisational Poetry from the Basque Country

  • Filename: improvisational-poetry-from-the-basque-country.
  • ISBN: 0874172012
  • Release Date: 1995-01
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Author: Gorka Aulestia
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press



Improvisational Poetry from the Basque Country introduces the Basque bertsolari to the English-speaking world and provides an understanding of an interesting cultural phenomenon - the artist in Basque society who is capable of improvising verse on any subject spontaneously and setting it to music. The tradition is at least several centuries old and runs the gamut from amateurish efforts to periodic national championship competitions. These competitions draw thousands of listeners and pack theaters while many other thousands tune their radios to the broadcasts of the performances. A performance consists of a bertsolari, a live audience, and a challenge to put a specific theme into song. Within seconds the bertsolari is expected to create beautiful verse, set to music. The bertsolari's impromptu verses demonstrate his knowledge of the Basque language and history, as well as his ability to captivate an audience with fresh verse. Aulestia takes a scholarly and in-depth look at the art of the bertsolari. In a fascinating text, the author examines the history of a tradition that is truly unique and completely Basque. He introduces and analyzes the performing styles of great bertsolariak, including Xabier Amuriza and Jon Azpillaga. From the bertsolari's roots in the old Basque Country to the social phenomenon it is today, Aulestia's look at the improvisational oral literature of the Basques is an essential addition to their written history.

Endgame for ETA

  • Filename: endgame-for-eta.
  • ISBN: 9780199387540
  • Release Date: 2014-07-01
  • Number of pages: 402
  • Author: Teresa Whitfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)



The violent Basque separatist group ETA took shape in Franco's Spain, yet claimed the majority of its victims under democracy. For most Spaniards it became an aberration, a criminal and terrorist band whose persistence defied explanation. Others, mainly Basques (but only some Basques) understood ETA as the violent expression of a political conflict that remained the unfinished business of Spain's transition to democracy. Such differences hindered efforts to 'defeat' ETA's terrorism on the one hand and 'resolve the Basque conflict' on the other for more than three decades. Endgame for ETA offers a compelling account of the long path to ETA's declaration of a definitive end to its armed activity in October 2011. Its political surrogates remain as part of a resurgence of regional nationalism - in the Basque Country as in Catalonia - that is but one element of multiple crises confronting Spain. The Basque case has been cited as an ex- ample of the perils of 'talking to terrorists'. Drawing on extensive field research, Teresa Whitfield argues that while negotiations did not prosper, a form of 'virtual peacemaking' was an essential complement to robust police action and social condemnation. Together they helped to bring ETA's violence to an end and return its grievances to the channels of normal politics.

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