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The 5 best Spanish Cookbooks


Check our top 5 Spanish cookbooks that are available in Australia!

A Spanish cookout is a must-have addition to your culinary bookshelf, but with so many out there, shortlisting the best ones to buy can be difficult.

We have collated this list of the best Spanish cookbooks that are available in Australia to choose from, from the best Spanish food experts in Australia and from across the globe

Let’s check them out!

1. MoVida Rustica by Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish  

Leading Spanish chef in Australia, Frank Camorra, recently took part in La Española’s collaboration with Eat Spanish. So it makes sense that his fantastic Spanish cookbook, MoVida Rustica, takes top billing on our list. This literary journey to Frank’s homeland uses its stunning landscapes as inspiration for the many authentic recipes within its pages.

Featured recipes: banderillas, pan con chocolate, tortilla de ortigas y gambas. 

Pick up your copy of MoVida Rustica on MoVida’s official website

2. Rick Stein’s Spain

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Rick Stein is one of the world's foremost experts on food and travel, having touched down - and dined in -  endless destinations across the globe. In the cookbook version of Rick Stein’s Spain that accompanies the series, the famous foodie showcases the many tastes of Spain, traveling to over 100 locations and sharing their best recipes. 

Featured recipes: Fabada Asturiana, stuffed eggplant, truffles, gambas al Ajillo. 

Purchase Rick Stein’s Spain here. 

3. The Food of Spain by Claudia Roden

With over 800 pages of Spanish food inspiration and recipes, British cookbook sensation Claudia Roden’s The Food of Spain is a must on any serious home cooks bookshelf. The stunning cookbook takes its readers across the Mediterranean country sampling classic dishes, including everyone’s favourite paella Valenciana. 

Featured recipes: Paella, Catalan romesco sauce, lamb stew with honey. 

Buy The Food of Spain by Claudia Roden here.

4. Miguel’s Tapas: A la Maestre 

Miguel Maestre wears many hats. Top Spanish chef, Australian transplant and King of the Jungle - just to name a few highlights. And Miguel’s Tapas: A la Maestre adds author to his ever-growing resume. In his bestselling cookbook, the smiling chef shares some of his favourite Spanish tapas recipes, making them accessible to even the most amateur home cooks. 

Featured recipes: Potato chip omelette, patatas bravas. 

Snap up Miguel’s Tapas here. 

5. Vegan Recipes from Spain by Gonzalo Baro 

Vegan Recipes from Spain makes some of the most delicious Spanish recipes accessible to vegans across the world. Spanish chef Gonzalo Baro has compiled a terrific collection of fresh, tasty Spanish recipes that are vegan friendly, including tapas, mains and desserts. The best part is each recipe is completely free of any animal products

Features recipes: Stuffed piquillo peppers, paella, gazpacho, grilled asparagus. 

Pick up Vegan Recipes from Spain here

Olive oil is a staple of Spanish cuisine, and La Española Olive Oil is Spain’s oldest and most trusted olive oil. La Española is available at Coles across Australia