"Modern Spanish Cooking" introduces the fantastic variety of contemporary Spanish cuisine with its emphasis on fresh ingredients and enticing flavour combinations. Recipes range from sensational tapas style dishes to traditional Spanish recipes described and presented in an original fresh way by Sam and Eddie Hart, owners of Fino, one of London's most exciting restaurants. Their simple philosophy is to source the finest-quality Spanish ingredients and apply Spanish styles of cooking to create superb-tasting dishes. With over 120 irresistible recipes for tapas, rice, beans, pasta and egg dishes, fish and shellfish, meat, vegetables and salads, and delectable desserts, Sam and Eddie have created a perfect blend of modern and traditional. Throughout the book, fascinating features on Spanish food culture, special cooking methods and Spanish ingredients are interwoven to encourage readers to embrace the Spanish way of eating and drinking. Spectacular photographs brilliantly capture the colour and flavour of Spanish food and make it easy for the reader to present the dishes authentically at home.
Sam and Eddie Hart are the owners of Fino, London's thriving Spanish restaurant located in the heart of the capital, which has gained an excellent reputation for modern Spanish food. Their fascination and love of Spanish food has developed though the years, especially during the summers spent in Iberia with their Majorcan born mother. It is hardly surprising that Sam and Eddie decided to venture into the restaurant business. In 2007 they opened Barrafina, a Spanish Tapa's restaurant and bar in the heart of London's West End and this year they have re-opened the famous Quo Vadis in Soho to great acclaim with a modern British menu. Their father is the well-known hotelier and restauranteur Tim Hart, owner of the legendary Michelin-starred Hambleton Hall Hotel, where the brothers gained early restaurant experience. Sam and Eddie have travelled extensively around Spain over the years: Eddie spent a year studying in Madrid while Sam, after running his own successful cocktail bar and nightclub in Mexico City: Colmillo, spent six months in Barcelona, eating his way around the wonderful restaurants and bars in the name of research.