The definitive cookbook of the celebrated Boqueria restaurants, inspired by the best of Barcelona tapas.
The essence of Barcelona tapas is that single, savory, lip-smacking bite that pairs best with a glass of wine and a group of friends. For Boqueria: A Barcelona Cookbook, chef Marc Vidal captures the definitive experience of New York City's famed Boqueria restaurants, celebrated for the traditional, mouth-watering tapas like patatas bravas, Iberian ham croquettes, blistered green peppers, and bacon-wrapped dates, all of which appear in these pages, along with the restaurant's signature authentic, seasonal dishes like garlicky sautéed shrimp, Spanish meatballs, and classic, saffrony seafood paella.
Detailed insights into the history and the day-to-day life of the restaurant complete this sumptuous cookbook, while the recipes take center stage, each accompanied by a stunning photograph.
Specially commissioned shots of Barcelona--including the legendary “Boqueria” fresh market and the best of Barcelona's tapas bars--capture the inspiration for chef Vidal's recipes and the heart of Spanish cooking.
A hefty, nicely photographed volume from Boqueria . . . It won't take long to call classic gazpacho, branzino speed-roasted on a bed of vegetables, clams showered with salsa verde, and watermelon sangria your own. * New York Times *
Exciting and decadent. Vidal is a magician that gathers potato, egg and ham and churns out a humble masterpiece . . . approachable and impressive. * Eat Your Books *
A sublime collection of traditional Spanish and Tapas recipes. Boqueria captures the soul of Spanish cuisine. * James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author Alfred Portale *
What I love most about tapas and the food at Boqueria is that it's meant for sharing and enjoying together with friends and family. It's wonderful that Yann and Marc are now opening up their kitchens to home cooks and sharing these classic recipes with people to recreate and enjoy together at home. -- Dominique Ansel, Chef/Owner * Dominique Ansel Bakery & Kitchen *
An extensive guide to the Spanish table that never intimidates and only invites. -- Ignacio Mattos, Chef/Owner * Estela, Cafe Altro Paradiso, and Flora Bar *
Boqueria and Marc Vidal have managed to bring this soul to New York and Catalan cuisine to the world. -- Nandu Jubany, Michelin-Starred Chef * Can Jubany *
Tapas--sharing many delicious plates--are more than just a meal, they are a way of life... This book will let you in on the fun. !Salud! -- Jose Andres, Chef/Owner * ThinkFoodGroup & minibar by Jose Andres *
[Boqueria] has been bringing the taste of Barcelona to New York City for more than a decade . . . The easy-to-share plates always have the same end goal in mind: to inspire conversation and connection . . . With Boqueria, you can bring this same energy and togetherness to your home table with its thoughtful, fun, and, best of all, shareable recipes. * The Manual *
Boqueria brings you Barcelona on a plate, thoughtfully written and beautifully photographed. * The Philadelphia Inquirer *
The cookbook is a gateway to Spain . . . the recipes are all delicious--but more importantly, they're a means of recreating that communal spirit of Spain's tapas tradition. That's the spirit at the heart of Boqueria, and what Vidal and de Rochefort hope the cookbook captures for readers and home cooks. Whether at a bar in Barcelona, the high-seated tables of Boqueria, or your very own dinner table, ideally surrounded by loved ones on a warm and lazy summer night * Epoch Times *
Impressive . . . [The book] begs to be opened and perused . . . Like a restaurant, a cookbook is a labor of love and, in the case of Boqueria, this team has seemingly gotten it all right. * WAG Magazine *