Following the multi-award winning cookbook, MoVida, chef and restaurateur Frank Camorra returns to his native Spain on an 18-month journey to find out what true Spanish food is. The result is this, his second cookbook , MoVida Rustica. In it Frank delivers many traditional as well as innovative recipes that are inspired by his travels but perfected for the home cook. Their origins lie in the authentic cuisine of the Spanish cities, towns and countryside.

From the nation's bustling capital Madrid and Basque seaside towns to rustic Andalusia with its Sherry Triangle, MoVida Rustica highlights the pillars of Spanish cooking, and the culture in which the food is grown, prepared and eaten.

Some of the core ingredients like smoked paprika,  chorizo and the omnipresent jamon Serrano and Iberico are covered with their mouth watering recipes, lore and manufacturers.

Get to know matriarch Herminda, stroll across the Santiago Market and visit the kitchen gardens of Salamanca to understand what defines traditional Spanish food.  MoVida Rustica highlights the pillars of rustic Spanish cooking, its culture and the way the food is prepared and eaten.

There’s a well curated mix of d

ishes, ranging from the rustic Escudella  and Tortillitas de Camarones (baby prawn fritters), to more intricate creations such as anchovy with smoked tomato sorbet and octopus terrine – a modern interpretation of the classic octopus and potato dish served in Madrid.

It’s a real kaleidoscope of offerings, spanning all the vibrant, diverse regions of Spain. Most are highly accessible although there is a handful that require unusual ingredients or specialist cookware,.

For a few delicious  recipes, click here.

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