Tapas, smaller if no less delicious versions of the best Spanish cuisine, represent the more informal, sociable side of gastronomy in Spain and, to savour them to the full, must be accompanied by good company and even better conversation. Far from fading out, tapas are becoming ever more popular with the range of traditional recipes being constantly extended to include the most avant-garde cuisine. The best 100 tapas has received the Gourmand Award for the best cookbook on Latin cuisine. Insight into this thrilling world is provided her by Esperanza Luca de Tena (winner of Spain’s National Gastronomy Award 2001 and the prize awarded by the Cofradía de la Buena Mesa, the country’s good cooking guild), a member of a family of writers and journalists, whose own interest in writing is matched by a love of cooking. This passion has brought her into contact with the best Basque and French chefs, from whom she has gained invaluable advice and knowledge.
cONDITION -Very slight damage to cover