Learn to cook authentic Spanish food without all the fuss
Do you wish you could cook real, traditional Spanish meals but don’t have time for cooking classes or the lengthy and complicated recipes from other Spanish cookbooks? Spanish Cooking for Beginners, adapted from the best-selling Let’s Cook Spanish!, is the perfect book for any busy home cook who wants to explore the flavors, language, and culture of Spain.
This simple-to-follow cookbook covers everything from churros to paella and optimizes them for your whole family to cook and enjoy together. With an emphasis on fresh ingredients and hands-on preparation, notable Spanish chef Gabriela Llamas presents recipes for tapas (small bites) and pinchos (skewered bites), meat and fish, vegetables and salads, as well as sweets—plus menu ideas to mix and match.
Spanish Cooking for Beginners includes:
- 30 of the most classic, traditional Spanish dishes—Impress your family and friends with delicious Vegetable Cocas (Spanish pizza), Chicken in Pepitoria (a traditional dish dating back to the Middle Ages), Cold Vegetable Soup (one of Spain’s most universal dishes), Torrijas (Spanish French toast), and more.
- Simple ingredients, easy-to-follow recipes—Easy-to-find ingredients and clear steps make cooking real Spanish food accessible to even the most inexperienced in the kitchen.
- Notes on Spanish culture—Discover the Spanish culinary traditions behind each flavorful dish, with notes on how and where the foods are served and enjoyed in Spain.
With this accessible cookbook and cultural guide, you will become an expert at cooking the food of Spain!
About the Author
Gabriela Llamas is a chef and teacher of Spanish cooking. She has organized trips for the Culinary Institute of America and Spanish Ministry of Commerce, among others, and written about Spanish cuisine for Vogue Spain, Vogue Australia, Food & Wine, and Cuisine Magazine (New Zealand). She has taught many classes with children (“Mothers and children cook together” at Alambique Cooking School), including family groups from America, Australia, UK, France, and New Zealand. She lives in Madrid.