The Basque Book
by Alexandra Raij with Eder Montero
The Basque Book is a collection of 100 Basque recipes from Alex Raij and Eder Montero, acclaimed chef-owners of Txikito, La Vara, El Quinto Pino, and Tekoá. The chefs take readers on a tour of the Basque countryside, in the process revealing the iconic ingredients, cooking techniques, and traditional dishes that define Basque cooking. They also share dishes from their award-winning New York restaurant Txikito, all inspired by the Basque kitchen but featuring elegant preparations and delightfully unexpected flavor combinations. The result is a complete primer on Basque cooking, with a wide array of recipes, ranging from a simple pil pil or refrito to showstopping pintxos or mains.