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 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 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: 9781461733133
  • Release Date: 1998-04-22
  • Number of pages: 185
  • Author: Maria Jose Sevilla
  • Publisher: New Amsterdam Books



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, Marìa José 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 caserìo, 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 caserìos 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 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.

A Book of the Basques

  • Filename: a-book-of-the-basques.
  • ISBN: 0874173167
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 298
  • Author: Rodney Gallop
  • Publisher:



Rodney Gallop's study is the most comprehensive history of the Old World Basques available in English.

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 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.

The Basque Country

  • Filename: the-basque-country.
  • ISBN: 0198043945
  • Release Date: 2007-12-27
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Paddy Woodworth
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



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 modern energy, with the reinvention of Bilbao creating a model for the twenty-first-century city. In The Basque Country, Paddy Woodworth takes us on a sweeping tour of this enchanting land. We discover a small territory which 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. The book reveals how this often idyllic scenery forms the backdrop for a land of ancient and modern culture, where Basque poets still compose spontaneous stanzas in public contests and where strange age-old sports--rock lifting, goose decapitation--are still held at fiestas. Likewise, the region has made important contributions to modern culture, through novelists like Bernardo Atxaga, sculptors like Eduardo Chillida, painters like Zuluoaga, and cineastes like Julio Medem. And of course Bilbao's flagship museum, the Guggenheim, designed by Frank O. Gehry, may be the best work of architecture of the last century. Here then is a marvelous guide to the culture and landscape of one of the most intriguing places on Earth.

Bilbao and the Basque Lands

  • Filename: bilbao-and-the-basque-lands.
  • ISBN: 1860114008
  • Release Date: 2008-05
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Dana Facaros
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers



Bilbao has undergone an amazing rejuvenation in the past few years, becoming an international centre of art and culture. The book reveals the features of this rejuvenation and gives details on the city's bars and restaurants, and places to stay.

Endgame for ETA

  • Filename: endgame-for-eta.
  • ISBN: 9780190238049
  • Release Date: 2014-07-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Teresa Whitfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



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.

Pintxos

  • Filename: pintxos.
  • ISBN: 9781607743743
  • Release Date: 2011-12-14
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Gerald Hirigoyen
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press



An authentic small plates cookbook from the top Basque chef in America. Acclaimed chef Gerald Hirigoyen's sophisticated and delectable small plates, served at his restaurants, Bocadillos and Piperade, set the standard for tapas in San Francisco. This book features 75 distinctive California-inflected versions of Spanish tapas and French Basque dishes (including Salt Cod with Piperade, Roasted Beets with Moroccan Spices, and Oxtail Empanadas with Spicy Mango Dip) specially written for the home cook. Conveniently organized by type of dish--grilled, soups, braises, skewers and toasts, sandwiches, bean dishes, and fried foods--and illustrated with the exemplary photography of James Beard award-winning photographer Maren Caruso, Pintxos is all you need to host an authentic and stylish tapas party at home.

Globalization and Nationalism

  • Filename: globalization-and-nationalism.
  • ISBN: 963977653X
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 209
  • Author: Natalie Sabanadze
  • Publisher: Central European University Press



Argues for an original, unorthodox conception about the relationship between globalization and contemporary nationalism.

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.

Cod

  • Filename: cod.
  • ISBN: 9781446450413
  • Release Date: 2011-02-28
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Mark Kurlansky
  • Publisher: Random House



The Cod. Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been triggered by it, national diets have been based on it, economies and livelihoods have depended on it. To the millions it has sustained, it has been a treasure more precious that gold. This book spans 1,000 years and four continents. From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, Mark Kurlansky introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs and fisherman, whose lives have been interwoven with this prolific fish. He chronicles the cod wars of the 16th and 20th centuries. He blends in recipes and lore from the Middle Ages to the present. In a story that brings world history and human passions into captivating focus, he shows how the most profitable fish in history is today faced with extinction.

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