Okay! Here’s the next cookbook giveaway.
This time, the cookbook is the gorgeous Spain and the World Table, published by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), a division of Penguin.
Honestly, I still haven’t cooked anything from this book – I’ve been pulled away by other things. But what my husband and I are hoping to do is have a Spanish-themed dinner party within the next month or two, and THAT will give me an opportunity to cook a whole bunch of dishes from this beautiful cookbook.
The recipes in this book were created or inspired by or adapted from the Culinary Institute of America’s annual Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival. In 2006, Spain was the featured cuisine, with both traditional and contemporary offerings.
The chefs involved were from all over the world, and there are blended dishes, like the Tuna Tartare and the Sushi Paella, both created by Japanese chef Kiyomi Mikuni, in among the more traditional fare such as Piperada, Paella Valenciana, and Tortilla Espanola.
Here are the contest details:
* Once again, this will be a random drawing.
* This time around, I’m going to let the contest run for a longer period of time, so that people who only come here once or twice a week will have a chance to enter before the deadline.
* Deadline for entries will be NEXT FRIDAY – yes, a week from today – at midnight, eastern standard time.
And how to enter?
* Tell me, in the comments section of this post, of any Spanish influences or inspirations or observations or intrusions in your life. Or – if there absolutely aren’t any – tell me that, too. Have you had Sangria? That counts. My husband is a classical guitarist and has performed "Leyenda" (later called "Asturias" by a German publisher) – one of many pieces by Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz. The piece was originally written for piano and later transcribed for guitar by Francisco Tarrega. That’s an example from my little world. I also like Manchego cheese. So that’s another example. Silly, maybe, but sometimes we need to be silly. Oh, and (Spanish-born) Placido Domingo’s rendition of "E lucevan le stelle" (from Tosca) as performed at the Three Tenors concert (the first one, in Rome) was absolutely heart-wrenching.
I’ll shut up now.
Anyway – ready, get set, go! And speak to me of Spain.