A companion to 2015’s Rice Noodle Fish, this traveler’s guide to Spain delves deeply into the country’s food culture via portraits of nine cities or regions and the foods, dishes, or idiosyncratic practices which make each noteworthy. Goulding, who is a co-founder of the food travel site roadsandkingdoms.com, writes with deep enthusiasm for Spanish ways of eating and drinking. He knows its excesses and its carefully learned restraints, and he’s eager to share with his readers a comprehensive understanding of where those characteristics come from. For therein lies the key to even greater enjoyment of a wonderful and rich culinary tradition that has never stopped evolving.
Color photographs throughout. Hardcover.