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The Basque Table

by Teresa Barrenechea

The Basque Table


Winner of the Perigueux World Cookbook Award
Winner of the Spanish National Prize for Gastronomy

Join award-winning, internationally acclaimed chef Teresa Barrenechea as she takes you on a culinary journey through her homeland, the historic Basque region of Spain's north-central coast.

Barrenechea brings you 130 recipes, from San Sebastian to Bilbao and beyond, that exemplify the authentic, uncomplicated dishes characteristic of rustic Basque home cooking, which glories in fresh fish and shellfish; abundant meat, poultry, and cheese; vegetables and fruits straight from the garden; the olives and olive oils for which Spain is famous; and much more.

From boldly flavored pinchos (Basque tapas) to succulent main-course dishes, you'll find dozens of delicious choices as you explore this renowned cuisine. So pour yourself a glass of wine and take a seat at The Basque Table.

About the Author

Teresa Barrenechea, a native of Bilbao, Spain, is the former chef/owner of the widely acclaimed Marichu restaurant in New York, which the Spanish National Board of Tourism lauded as having the most authentic Spanish food in the United States. She is also the author of The Cuisines of Spain and has been featured in Food & Wine, Food Arts, and Gourmet magazines, Mary Goodbody collaborates with the country's leading chefs in making their cookbooks and recipes fully accessible to home cooks.


Buy the Book!


The Basque Table
Making Meals Fast and Fabulous

by Teresa Barrenechea
Harvard Common Press
$16.95 U.S.; $21.95 CAN.
ISBN: 1-55832-327-9
Information provided by the publisher.


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