7 gastronomy books for spring
This spring is loaded with good gastronomy books for all tastes, from historical novels, to how to prepare kombucha at home, healthy recipes with turmeric, or others, based on oriental medicine. Also, 180 ways to prepare omelette and finally, for the more daring, eat insects.
Homenaje a la Marquesa de Parabere. This is a book-tribute to one of the great pioneers of Spanish cuisine of the 40s, the marquise of Parabere, María Mestayer de Echagüe. The book compiles 50 classic and original recipes, just as she left them in her written works, and 50 other modern recipes reinterpreted by 50 chefs such as Carmen Ruscalleda, Joan Roca, Mario Sandoval or Juan Mari Arzak, among others.
La cocinera de Castamar. A historical novel of Spain in the eighteenth-century, with a plot of intrigues, passions, nobles and servants, and the love story of a cook and an aristocrat in the great mansion of Castamar. The senses of the reader will be conquered by the exquisite cuisine described in the book.
Comer insectos. Have you thought about dressing a salad with worm powder? Isaac Petràs narrates his travels around the world looking for ants, grasshoppers and other edible insects. This book also includes a recipe section to know how to use them in our dishes. A curious fact is that Isaac has an insect store in La Boqueria market in Barcelona, many chefs and tourists from all over the world have already visited him.
Con un par de huevos. The tortilla master Joan Antoni Miró runs the restaurant Les Truites in Barcelona, where he offers more than 250 varieties of tortillas. This book brings together a selection of 180 different ways to prepare tortillas, the ones the chef has prepared in his restaurant throughout forty years. How about a caviar and crab omelette, or a sweet one, made with cherry?
Simplemente sano. There are 100 vegetable recipes based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Silvia Riolobos, author of the book, proposes us to choose the ingredients according to the season of the year. A work based on her experience, in which she teaches us to eat a healthy diet and lead it easily.
Cúrcuma mágica. A book dedicated to the trendy ingredient, with 70 recipes. Turmeric has a sweet flavor, wood touches and is slightly spicy. You should try it with teas and infusions, it will help you to relax. You can add it to both smoothies and soups, they are restorative and healthy.
Bebidas probióticas. If you are getting started on the world of fermentation, this is a book that you have to have on the shelf. In the first pages it gives us the guidelines of how to start fermenting for the first time in our house, what utensils are appropriated, and the rules for fermenting food safely. In total there are 65 recipes of kefir, kombucha, jun, beverages based on whey, and spontaneous fermentation so you can put your elaborations into practice.