Aperitif time

Once upon a time, a pre-lunch drink in Spain meant a swiftly served aperitif with a bowl of nuts or potato chips and some fat green olives.

It’s often still done this way, but in the fashionable neighbourhoods of Barcelona or Madrid, the tradition has morphed into a midday phenomenon of mini-dishes so lavish that the three courses that are supposed to follow are almost a thing of the past.

Aperitif Time, the best moment of the day? Yes, at least those days when you are allowed an aperitif (which is not every day). Aperitif time is a quiet moment before lunch or mingling with guests before sitting down to lunch.

In Spain, we are experiencing a resurgence of the aperitif with the opening of new pubs and bars that are distinguished by a variety of different selections.

Why not enjoy all these temptations without leaving home? This book will explain how to prepare delicious snacks (pickled, salted, and preserved delicacies) and other recipes to accompany this magic time of the day and to enjoy them at home, in the company of family and friends.

160 pages | 20 x 27 cm.
4-color process
Paperback with flap

Rights sold: Spanish and Catalan