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.

Basque

  • Filename: basque.
  • ISBN: 9781743583838
  • Release Date: 2016-03-24
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: José Pizarro
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing



In Basque, José Pizarro shows readers how to create some of the best-loved dishes from the Basque Country at home. He will dispel the myth that creating tapas and traditional Spanish fare is scary and show you how to take the great experience of being in the little bars of San Sebastián into your own kitchen. The food of this region is wonderful to share with your family and friends – but it’s also about fun, informality and not being a slave to your stove! Set to the backdrop of the stunning views of San Sebastian and the rest of Basque Country, you’ll really feel like you’re on a magical holiday in Spain. José has also put together some menus and drinks suggestions to help you plan, shop, cook and, most importantly, enjoy this wonderful way of eating and socialising.

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.

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.

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 Country

  • Filename: the-basque-country.
  • ISBN: 9781908493231
  • 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.

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.

The Basque Country and Navarre

  • Filename: the-basque-country-and-navarre.
  • ISBN: 9781841624822
  • Release Date: 2016-04-14
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Stuart Butler
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides



In this, the most complete guidebook to the Spanish and French Basque Country and Navarre, Murray Stewart covers the principal cities - rejuvenated Bilbao, beautiful San Sebastián, verdant Vitoria and lively Pamplona ---- and also delves deeper into the region's interior, capturing the quirkiness that make it so special. With 35 maps, 16 walks, advice on where to cycle, horse-ride and surf, he guides travellers through an area whose profile is firmly 'on the up.' Find the best pintxos (Basque tapas), the finest chuletón (beef chop) and the freshest fish. From elegant Biarritz, via the French Basque Pyrénées, to the Navarran 'badlands' of Bardenas Reales, we take you to fascinating, less-visited places. Here are the best festivals, including Pamplona's famous, bull-running Sanfermines. Learn how the handing-over of three cows has kept the peace for centuries, or where you can see the annual 'Benediction of the Red Pepper'. Join the walkers on the Caminos de Santiago, the pilgrim routes which still sustain the local economy, 1,000 years after they began. Find information on the unique Basque and Navarran wines, top birdwatching sites, history, music, sports and culture ---- and when to visit.

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.

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.

Beginner s Basque

  • Filename: beginner-s-basque.
  • ISBN: 0781812275
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 283
  • Author: Wim Jansen
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books



Book and 2 audio CDs. Basque is the language spoken by the Basque people who live in the Pyrenees in North Central Spain and the adjoining region of south west France. It is also spoken by many immigrant communities around the world including the US, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. It is believed to be a language isolate which means it has no known linguistic relatives.

Sweet Promised Land

  • Filename: sweet-promised-land.
  • ISBN: 0874177065
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Author: Robert Laxalt
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press



Story of Basque immigrant Dominique Laxalt's return to France from America. Sweet Promised Land was first published in 1957 by Harper & Row During the past fifty years, the book has become a classic in Western American literature, still beloved by the Basque-American community and widely used in undergraduate classes.In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the book's publication, western literature scholar Ann Ronald has written a new foreword, discussing the book in the context of American and Nevada literature.

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