Food & Wine books
As part of my role I worked closely with the UK wine trade to flag up Spain’s emerging wine regions, indigenous grapes and dizzying diversity. I have hosted regular press trips to Spain’s lesser-known wine regions to move the Spanish wine conversation on in the UK from Sherry and Rioja. My passion had led me to write numerous books on food and wine and presented the popular BBC TV series on Spanish cooking, Spain on a Plate, in the ‘90s, which won a Glenfiddich award in 1992.
This is the first book in English to trace the history of the food of Spain from antiquity to the present day.
From the use of pork fat and olive oil to the Spanish passion for eggplants and pomegranates, María José Sevilla skillfully weaves together the history of Spanish cuisine, the circumstances affecting its development and characteristics, and the country’s changing relationship to food and cookery.
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A History of The Food of Spain