Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture
ISBN: 0062394134
EAN13: 9780062394132
Language: English
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
Winner of the 2017 IACP Award: Literary or Historical Food Writing Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner: Culinary Travel Amazon Best Book of November (2016): Cookbooks, Food and Wine Financial Times Best Books of 2017: Food and Travel Goulding is pioneering a new type of writing about food. His last book, Rice, Noodle, Fish , took an immersive approach to Japan that combined travel, social observation and food lore. His new book on Spain offers little cooking advice but an inquisitive foodie intellectual's experience. ( Financial Times ) Crafted in the same refreshing ( AP ), inspirational ( Publishers Weekly ) and impeccably observed (Eater.com) style that drove Rice, Noodle, Fish , Roads & Kingdoms again presents a book that will change the way readers eat and travel abroad. The second in their series of unexpected and delightful gastro-tourism books, Grape, Olive, Pig is a deeply personal exploration of a country where eating and living are inextricably linked. As Anthony Bourdain said: Any reasonable, sentient person who looks to Spain, comes to Spain, eats in Spain, drinks in Spain, they're gonna fall in love. Otherwise, there's something deeply wrong with you. Matt Goulding introduces you to the sprawling culinary and geographical landscape of his adoptive home, and offers an intimate portrait of this multifaceted country, its remarkable people, and its complex history. Fall in love with Barcelona's tiny tapas bars and modernist culinary temples. Explore the movable feast of small plates and late nights in Madrid. Join the three-thousand-year-old hunt for Bluefin tuna off the coast of Cadiz, then continue your seafood journey north to meet three sisters who risk their lives foraging the gooseneck barnacle, one of Spain's most treasured ingredients. Delight in some of the world's most innovative and avant-garde edible creations in San Sebastian, and then wash them down with cider from neighboring Asturias. Sample the world's finest acorn-fed ham in Salamanca, share in the traditions of cave-dwelling shepherds in the mountains beyond Granada, and debate what constitutes truly authentic paella in Valencia. Grape, Olive, Pig reveals hidden gems and enduring delicacies from across this extraordinary country, contextualizing each meal with the stories behind the food in a cultural narrative complemented by stunning color photography. Whether you've visited Spain or have only dreamed of bellying up to its tapas bars, Grape, Olive, Pig will wake your imagination, rouse your hunger, and capture your heart.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover The author of the critically acclaimed Rice, Noodle, Fish (If this is the future of food writing, I love it --Tim Hayward, Financial Times ) now celebrates the delectable and sensuous culture and cuisine of Spain with this beautifully illustrated, masterfully narrated travel guide. Written with the same evocative voice of the award-winning magazine Roads & Kingdoms , Grape, Olive, Pig takes you through the key regions of Spain as you've never before seen them. Matt Goulding offers an intimate portrait of his adoptive home--from the barnacle hunters of Galicia to the shepherds of Andalusia, Spain's remarkable people and its incomparable cuisine are gloriously introduced for all to experience. Fall in love with Barcelona's tiny tapas bars and modernist culinary temples. Explore the movable feast of small plates and late nights in Madrid. Join the three-thousand-year-old hunt for bluefin tuna off the coast of Cádiz. Delight in the avant-garde creations of the Basque Country, and then wash them down with cider from neighboring Asturias. Sample the world's finest acorn-fed ham in Salamanca, share in the traditions of cave-dwelling shepherds in the mountains beyond Granada, and debate what constitutes truly authentic paella in Valencia. Grape, Olive, Pig reveals hidden gems and enduring traditions from across this extraordinary country, contextualizing each meal with a cultural narrative complemented by stunning color photography. The result is a powerful addition to Roads & Kingdoms' series of guidebooks for food-obsessed travelers.-- Bon Appétit
From the front Cover The author of the critically acclaimed Rice, Noodle, Fish (If this is the future of food writing, I love it --Tim Hayward, Financial Times ) now celebrates the delectable and sensuous culture and cuisine of Spain with this beautifully illustrated, masterfully narrated travel guide. Written with the same evocative voice of the award-winning magazine Roads & Kingdoms , Grape, Olive, Pig takes you through the key regions of Spain as you've never before seen them. Matt Goulding offers an intimate portrait of his adoptive home--from the barnacle hunters of Galicia to the shepherds of Andalusia, Spain's remarkable people and its incomparable cuisine are gloriously introduced for all to experience. Fall in love with Barcelona's tiny tapas bars and modernist culinary temples. Explore the movable feast of small plates and late nights in Madrid. Join the three-thousand-year-old hunt for bluefin tuna off the coast of Cádiz. Delight in the avant-garde creations of the Basque Country, and then wash them down with cider from neighboring Asturias. Sample the world's finest acorn-fed ham in Salamanca, share in the traditions of cave-dwelling shepherds in the mountains beyond Granada, and debate what constitutes truly authentic paella in Valencia. Grape, Olive, Pig reveals hidden gems and enduring traditions from across this extraordinary country, contextualizing each meal with a cultural narrative complemented by stunning color photography. The result is a powerful addition to Roads & Kingdoms' series of guidebooks for food-obsessed travelers.-- Bon Appétit