am 9. März 2000
A wonderful introduction to Spain's colorful and exciting "little dishes," this attractive cookbook provides the reader with an extensive range of tapas from many regions. The dishes described are as versatile as they are delicious, and although some are rather time-consuming, most are not complicated. A glossary of ingredients, shopping information, hints on techniques and utensils, tips for throwing your own tapas party, and carefully planned menus for a variety of occasions make this a very useful guide.
Also recommended: If you love tapas you will love mazzas, the "little dishes" of the eastern Mediterranean, a stunning selection of which is included in Sonia Uvezian's latest and greatest cookbook, "Recipes and Remembrances from an Eastern Mediterranean Kitchen." This extraordinary volume should be added to every food lover's "must" list!
am 22. April 1998
This gives about 300 recipes for Tapas ranging from the simple (marinated mushrooms) to complex (stuffed pigs feet vinaigrette), quick (5-10 minutes) to slow (5 hours). All look delicious but many are time consuming to prepare and use lots of small ammounts of ingredients. The time investment to prepare a Tapas meal is significant and requires commitment.
On the other hand, scaling up the quantities will give you great ideas for great tasting main meals.
The major criticism is that all quantities are in pounds, ounces, etc and translating these to metric units used outside the US is a pain.
am 19. April 1999
Tapas are always a hit with guests. For parties, I usually choose a few tapas that can be make beforehand (ie, the maninated tapas) and then serve a couple of hot tapas that require last-minute preparation. Nothing could be easier! Favorite recipes include garlic shrimp, tortilla, those delicious bite-sized meatballls and marinated shrimp. I enthusiastically recommend this book!