Following the multi-award winning MoVida, chef and restaurateur Frank Camorra returns to his native Spain in this companion book
In MoVida Rustica, Frank delivers many traditional as well as innovative recipes that are inspired by his travels but perfected for the home cook.
From the nation’s bustling capital Madrid and Basque seaside towns to rustic Andalucia with its Sherry Triangle, MoVida Rustica highlights the pillars of Spanish cooking, and the culture in which the food is grown, prepared and eaten.
Get to know matriarch Herminda, stroll across the Santiago Market and visit the kitchen gardens of Salamanca to understand what defines traditional Spanish food.
Richard Cornish is an award-winning food writer whose love of the land led him to explore the issues around food: where it comes from, how it gets to us, and why some foods taste better than others. He is a senior features writer for the Fairfax Good Food and Epicure liftouts, and is the writer and creator of its popular 'Brain Food' column. He has co-written four books on Spanish food with MoVida chef Frank Camorra, and worked in Mexico researching and photographing a book on Mexican food culture. Richard appeared on the Australian version of Iron Chef, was co-creative director of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, and continues to consult to the organisation. A vocal commentator on food, food politics and sustainability, he lives in Melbourne with his partner, fashion designer Tiffany Treloar, daughters Ginger and Sunday, and a rambling vegetable garden.
Frank Camorra is chef and owner of the acclaimed MoVida restaurants in Melbourne and Sydney. Born in Barcelona, he grew up in Australia before a trip to his birthplace in 2000 inspired him to share his love of Spanish food. And so his stable of critically acclaimed and much-loved tapas bars and restaurants was born. Hidden down a gritty and graffiti-ed Melbourne laneway, MoVida was an instant hit, leading to MoVida Next Door and MoVida Aqui. Then came MoVida Sydney, along with venues at Melbourne and Sydney airports. Frank has co-authored four previous books, MoVida, MoVida Rustica, MoVida Cocina and MoVida's Guide to Barcelona.