The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito
The newest cookbook to join my beloved kitchen collection is The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito. There was really no way I wasn't going to love this new cookbook. I've been enamored and in love with the Basque culture since I visited that area between Spain and France back in my teens. Their country is absolutely beautiful, their culture is rich, their history is tragic and fascinating, and their food is simple but amazing.
When I discovered Mark Kurlansky's The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation I knew I would forever be in love with this group of people, as well as have a lifelong dream to travel the entirety of the Camino de Santiago. I had the pleasure of hiking a section of it when I visited that corner of the world and it was some of the most beautiful country I've ever seen. Someday I'll be back...
Needless to say, when I saw that the owners of one of Anthony Bourdain's favorite New York restaurants - the Basque-inspired Txikito -were publishing a cookbook, I had to check it out.
The cookbook has definitely not disappointed. I would treasure it if only for the pictures of this beautiful country and food! The recipes take simple ingredients, and bring out more flavor than ever imaginable. It's definitely a welcome addition to my cookbook collection!
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