Back in 2004, I nagged poor, long-suffering Joe into relocating to a tiny, remote mountain village in Andalucía, and my passion for Spanish food began. When I was writing ‘Chickens’, I wanted to include a few recipes given to me by the village ladies.
However, I wanted more. What a stroke of luck it was when I found Gayle and Iain! “Of course!” they said. “Help yourself! Use any recipes you want!” So I did, and ever since I have shamelessly plundered their recipes and expertise for my books.
There isn’t much that Gayle doesn’t know about Spanish cuisine and she tests and tries every recipe, whether traditional or new. Iain is the photographer, and his pictures are enough to make one’s mouth water. Their knowledge of Spanish cookware, cured meats and customs is breath-taking and I heartily recommend their website, OrceSerannoHams.com.
I’ve been asked many, many times for a collection of Spanish recipes, and here it is… I hope you enjoy them as much as Joe and I do.
Mouth-Watering Spanish Recipes is available from this site.