Cuisines of Santiago de Compostela
Title Las cocinas del Camino de Santiago de Compostela
Publication place Spain
Publication year 2010
Publisher Algusto Ediciones, S.L.
No. of pages 256
Every year thousands of people take to St. James’ Way, making the pilgrimage to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. It is, indubitably, a spiritual journey. But it’s also a delicious one. This book, published in honor of the Jacobean Jubilee Year, features the trip from a gastronomic perspective, highlighting the cuisines found on the way. As the route’s roots can be dated to Medieval times, this text has a lot to cover, including: recipes, culinary traditions and customs, and food products from areas on the three main routes (France, the coast, and the Vía de la Plata). This text offers a look at the journey from several different standpoints, including those of food specialists, photographers and journalists, as well as top chefs. Each chapter covers a different region through which the camino travels (Aragon, the Basque Country, Cantabria, etc.), and includes information on its traditional cuisine, history, and wines, as well as a selection of restaurant suggestions, where pilgrims are invited to stop and refuel. The book is a little big to take with you, but it an indispensable tool when planning your trip!