The Book of Pintxos

Discover the Legendary Small Bites of Basque Country.

The Book of PintxosFor the first time the recipes for pintxos, the small savoury and sweet dishes found in bars in the Basque country, are collected into one volume. The Book of Pintxos is an overview of Basque tapas.

Author Marti Buckley is an American writer and chef from Alabama. She has lived in northern Spain since 2010. Her celebrated book on Basque cuisine, Basque Country, garnered her a prestigious IACP Cookbook Award in the 2019 International category, as well as Best Publication from the Basque Gastronomy Academy.

Any visitor to the Basque Country is bound to have sampled these delicious dishes. In the nine square blocks of the Old Town of San Sebastian, Spain, there remains an enduring culinary tradition called pintxo. Ranging from a simple anchovy-and-pepper toothpick skewer to a decadent layered cheese, quince, and walnut spread on toast, pintxos are impressive, well thought-out dishes, distilling ingredient know-how and creative cooking techniques into one or a few bites.

History back several decades

Pintxos are enjoyed in bars where owners take pride in their unique creations, the recipes for which are often passed down through the generations. Marti Buckley defines what makes a pintxo, traces its history back several decades, and shares the recipes so home cooks can authentically recreate these tiny morsels in their own kitchens.

Through 100 recipes, bar profiles, histories and vivid photographs, The Book of Pintxos offers an overview of these plates. It’s a book for those who enjoy entertaining. The dishes range from the strikingly simple such as Grillo, skewers of potato, lettuce and onion, to the more complex like Chicken Croquettes. Everything is accessible to the home cook and one can produce an impressive spread taking advantage of both inexpensive ingredients along with small additions of more costly ones. This is smart-casual dining.

The Book of Pintxos has something for every taste and pocket. It’s simple to mix and match dishes and to prepare for just a couple of friends or for a crowd. It’s a book full of inspiration.

The Book of Pintxos: Discover the Legendary Small Bites of Basque Country
Author: Marti Buckley
Published by: ‎Artisan
Price: £25.00
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1579659875