Back to Back Issues Page Newsletter, Issue #002 -- This is our second newsletter! Find out what's new!
September 26, 2004

First of all, I would like to welcome you again to our newsletter!

What can you find on this e-mail? Basically, all new things added to our website...

OK, I'm not taking any longer in introductions, here come the newest additions to our site:

New recipes

We've added some new recipes to our collection, but you can still find the best gazpacho, tapas, paella and sangria recipes at!

  • Piperada: Piperada is a filling egg dish, which makes a delicious brunch, and it can also be served as a tapa. A popular variation of this recipe serves the piperada on toasted bread rounds dripping with butter. Either way, this simple egg dish is sure to become a part of your culinary repertoire.
  • Chile and Scallop paella: Roasted sweet red bell peppers, artichoke hearts, and green chiles lend this paella an interesting array of flavors, and contrast nicely with the mild taste of scallops. This paella can be garnished with lemon wedges, or with additional roasted red peppers arranged in a pattern over the rice.

New books


We've added some excellent cookbooks to our selection! Just check our cookbooks' section!

cover A Drizzle of Honey : The Lives and Recipes of Spain's Secret Jews
From Publishers Weekly
A husband-and-wife team of University of Rhode Island professors presents a cookbook of medieval recipes that is, more significantly, a document of religious persecution during the Spanish Inquisition. Sixteen pages of endnotes and a six-page bibliography attest to its authority. Thousands of Iberian Jews were forced to convert to Christianity in the late 15th century, and while many assimilated, others clung to earlier customs?including dietary edicts. Gitlitz and Davidson report trial testimonies in which crypto-Jews?those who secretly struggled to maintain their Jewish identity and customs?were betrayed by what they ate, what they wouldn't eat and how their food was prepared. Recipes reconstructed for today's kitchens include dishes such as Isabel Gonzalez's Eggplant and Onion Stew and Blanca Ramierez's Meatball Stew. Another revealing dish is Radishes and Stuffed Crop, skin from chicken necks stuffed with radishes and herbs. Many meals reflect a fondness for the sweetness of honey and the savory blend of herbs and spices. They range from Mayor Gonzalez's Cold White Lamb Casserole, made with rose water, cinnamon and almond milk, to five different matzas, including one with mashed chestnuts. Gitlitz and Davidson offer an erudite look into both culinary and Jewish history.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
cover Catalan Cuisine: Europe's Last Great Culinary Secret
About the Author
Colman Andrews is the editor of Saveur magazine and an internationally acclaimed authority on the food and culture of Spain's Catalonia region. A restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times, a food and travel writer, and a cookbook author, Andrews has written for many leading publications. He is the author of two cookbooks, Catalan Cuisine and Flavors of the Riviera. Colman Andrews is listed in Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America, is a James Beard Foundation Awards Judge, and the recipient of a 1998 James Beard Foundation M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award.

Book Description
One of the most important books ever published on European regional cooking is available again. Catalan Cuisine is the definitive guide to the food, wine, and the customs of Catalonia, a province of northeast Spain.

Travel guides and learning material on Spain

cover Contemporary Spain: A Handbook
Studying Spanish? Spending a year in Spain? Or maybe going to work there? Then you'll need this handbook of contemporary Spain and the Spanish language. Packed with essential information on politics, the economy, and institutions, it covers the basics that are taken for granted by most Spaniards. Intended for readers without specialist knowledge in any of the subjects concerned, this is a valuable handbook for English-speaking students of Spanish. Each chapter contains a suggested reading list and a Spanish-English glossary in context. Covering Spanish history, power structures and Spanish society, the handbook provides a vast amount of information, geared to students' needs.


Teach Yourself Spanish Complete Course (book + CD pack) (Teach Yourself Language Complete Courses)
Bestselling language courses now with audio CDs!

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Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including:

  • Up-to-date, graded interactive dialogues
  • Graded units of culture notes, grammar, and exercises
  • Step-by-step guide to pronunciation
  • Practical vocabulary
  • Regular and irregular verb tables
  • Plenty of practice exercises and answers
  • Bilingual glossary

The new editions also feature:

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