Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture
Take a journey through the delectable and sensuous culture and cuisine of Spain in this beautifully illustrated food-driven travel guide filled, with masterful narration, insider advice and nearly 200 full-colour photos. Goulding introduces you to the sprawling culinary and geographical landscape of his adoptive home, and offers an intimate portrait of this multi-faceted country, its remarkable people and its complex history. This book reveals hidden gems and enduring delicacies from across this extraordinary country, contextualising each meal with the stories behind the food in a cultural narrative complemented by stunning colour photography. Fall in love with Barcelona's tiny tapas bars and modernist culinary temples. Delight in some of the world's most innovative and avant-garde edible creations in San Sebastian, and then wash them down with cider from neighbouring Asturias. Sample the world's finest acorn-fed ham in Salamanca, share in the traditions of cave-dwelling shepherds in the mountains beyond Granada, and debate what constitutes truly authentic paella in Valencia. Whether you've visited Spain or have only dreamed of its tapas bars, Grape, Olive, Pig will wake your imagination, sharpen your appetite and capture your heart.
Matt Goulding is the US-based co-creator of the popular EAT THIS, NOT THAT! series (which sold nearly 9 million copies). He is also chief editor and publisher of Roads & Kingdoms, and the former food editor of Men's Health. Nathan Thornburgh is chief editor and publisher of Roads & Kingdoms, and has spent much of the past decade working at Time magazine as foreign correspondent and editor.