Saturday, February 12, 2011

Basque Cooking and Lore

The book is Basque Cooking and Lore by Darcy Williamson. Printed by Caxton Press, Caldwell Idaho. You can find it here

We were able to pick it up in our little bookstore (no big box bookstores in our town)

I'll share one little recipe with you :)

Basque Garlic Soup -- Serves 4
1 loaf French bread, sliced and allowed to dry out
1/4 cup Spanish olive oil
6 cloves garlic, peeled
4 eggs , beaten
1 1/2 tsp. sweet Spanish paprika
1/4 tsp salt

Heat olive oil in Dutch oven. Lightly brown garlic cloves. Add sliced bread, paprika, salt, and enough water to cover bread. Simmer for 30 minutes. Whisk beaten eggs into simmering soup. Serve at once.

We've had it twice. It's a little thicker than I think of when I think "soup", but it's yummy regardless.

Next I'd like to try the Basque Gazpacho on the same page.....with vine ripened tomatoes and red and green bell peppers it sounds yummy.

I'd really love to get the recipe for the cabbage soup they serve at The Star Basque house. Love it!

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Thankx for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your little trip to the NV High Desert.