Famed Spanish graphic designer and illustrator Javier Mariscal created more than 200 illustrations for this edition of the cookbook. Here is a sampling of those glorious illustrations:
I have great pleasure in writing a preface to this classic cookery book. which was writtten by one of the first people to raise food and cooks to their rightful places in society. 1080 Recipes has now been translated into English, with Simone's daughter Ines helping to update and revise its recipes. This English edition proves that, for Simone Ortega, cooking has no borders.
The first time Simone came to El Bulli, I was very interested to know what she thought of my food, and I was pleased when I realized that she instinctively understood and enjoyed what we do in our restaurant. Simone is a sensitive and intuitive woman, traditional but at the same time evolutionary in her outlook. She has an instinctive feel for creating new flavors, demonstrating that she has the intuition necessary to be a great cook.
In this book, Simone and Ines offer us a wealth of gastronomic experience and wisdom and 1080 Recipes will quickly transport you to the heart of Spain. This is a timeless book. When you read it, you suddenly realize the glories of the food in front of you, those that, until now, you have not fully appreciated. Ours is a splendid cuisine, born out of the pleasure of eating, and it is also one that is perfect for those who have little time to cook, but who don't want to give up the enjoyment of eating well and, thus, of feeding their souls as well as their stomachs.
In this book, we travel on a delicious journey through 1080 recipes with Simone and Ines, each recipe demonstrating its two authors' dedication to a job well done and their passion for creativity and good food.
One thousand and eighty thank yous!
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1080 Recetas de Cocina is a comprehensive collection of traditional and authentic Spanish recipes, covering everything from tortilla to bacalao. This title has been a bestseller in Spain since it was first published, and with over 2 million copies sold it can be found in most kitchens across the country. The book’s author, Simone Ortega is considered to be the doyenne of cooking in Spain and has written about food for numerous years, including for magazines and in books.