The ingredients, techniques and regional dishes of Spain in clearly explained recipes and glorious photographs. Spain is a country rich in history, culture and diversity, with a fascinating cuisine. This glorious book first takes you through the culinary influences of Spain, then offers a photographic guide to the essential Spanish ingredients, from fantastic cheeses and hams to olive oils and shellfish. There are then over 150 magnificent step-by-step recipes to try, with chapters devoted to tapas, soup, eggs, rice and pasta, vegetables and salads, fish and shellfish, poultry, meat and game, and desserts and baking. You will be spoilt for choice with classics such as Potato Tortilla, Paella Valencia and Basque Tart with Apple. With everything you need to know about Spanish ingredients, cooking equipment and special cooking techniques, the tempting dishes include Flash-Fried Squid with Paprika and Garlic, Sopa de Mariscos, Monkfish with Pimiento and Cream Sauce, and Marinated Pigeon in Red Wine. Over 700 photographs include step-by step instructions and a picture of every delicious finished dish.