Friday, 27 April 2012
Mothers and Daughters
Simone Ortega, famous cookery writer of the 60's and 70's in Spain wrote her 1080 cookery recipes to great acclaim, revising traditional spanish cooking for the modern life. the book has been revised and republished in English, French and other languages. These editions have been accompanied by wonderful drawings by Javier Mariscal great illustrator and designer of the Spanish Movida.Her daughter Ines publishes a blog on cooking and writes her own more contemporary recipes, her latest one is on tapas, that great Spanish invention which allows you to drink in moderation with a lovely warm snack. I grew up in madrid and whenever I travel back it is alswys a pleasdure to sample the various tapas and pinchos(smaller sized!) in the myriad of bars around the Plaza Santa Ana in the heart of Madrid next to its Parliament.