Chorizos in an Iron Skillet: Memories and Recipes of an American Basque Daughter

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University of Nevada Press, 2002 - Cooking - 208 pages
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An intimate Basque cookbook peppered with family stories and photos and jam-packed with delicious recipes. Mary Ancho Davis invites everyone to join her at her mother's table as she recalls her family's traditions and history and shares special memories from her mother Dominga's kitchen. From huge cream puffs filled with heavy cream skimmed from the top of raw milk, to recollections of ringing the large iron triangle hanging from a tree branch outside the kitchen door, in Chorizos in an Iron Skillet Ancho Davis offers wonderful details about life and meals on her family's Basque ranch. When Ancho Davis's mother emigrated to the United States from Vizcaya, Spain, she brought many traditional Basque family recipes. Soon after arriving in the vast western land of Nevada, she realized that her ancestors' culinary traditions would need to be altered and adapted in her new home. No longer were standard ingredients readily available, as they had been in the Old Country. Dominga also learned to adjust favorite recipes to accommodate the tastes of friends, neighbors, and ranch hands not familiar with Basque flavors. In this charming cookbook, Mary Ancho Davis traces a clear path from Old Co

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About the Recipes 19
Soups 31
Salads and Dressings 43
Poultry 83
Pork 115

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About the author (2002)

Davis was born in a Basque hotel in rural Battle Mountain, Nevada. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno and has taught Spanish to both high school and university students.

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