Looking for gift ideas for your family & friends? Want a Christmas gift that’s a bit special and out of the ordinary. Take a look at our Christmas gifts from Murcia, Spain.
Gifts For People Who Like Cooking & Eating Spanish Food
Looking for a special gift for a foodie who loves Spain? Want a way to recreate and relive your holidays when you get back home? Take a look at our special Spanish cookery books.
We’ve written these two great cookery books, with over 200 recipes from the region of Murcia, to share our love for Spanish & Mediterranean food.
If you’re looking for a present for the linguist in your life, then take a look at this great book which is dual language – learn Spanish whilst you cook the Sunday lunch!
Spanish Village Cooking – Recetas del Campo… Dual language (English & Spanish) with over 150 simple, family recipes from a rural village in Spain… Enjoy over 150 simple, family recipes from a small village in Murcia. These recipes have been handed down through generations, grandmother to mother to daughter, making use of local, homegrown ingredients and traditional cooking methods. The chefs of La Murta generously share their secrets, so you can enjoy fresh, Spanish food from the heart of the Sierra del Carrascoy.
Take a look at what other people are saying about this great cookery book: Reviews of Spanish Village Cooking – Recetas del Campo
Some Reviews of Spanish Village Cooking – Recetas del Campo…
“What a wonderful, clear and precise cookery book. Having it in English and Spanish help enormously. The recipes are short and to the point and delicious as well.”
“I enjoy cooking Spanish food for my friends and this book is great because it’s full of recipes I haven’t seen before in any of my other Spanish cookery books.”
“The puddings section is huge, loads to choose from. “
“There are plenty of photographs of the dishes, always a good way to tempt the cook to try something new.”
“I bought two copies of this great book – one for myself and one for my friend who is learning Spanish…”
Enjoy more than 80 uncovered recipes from Grandma María Luisa’s Spanish Farmhouse Kitchen. Grandma María Luisa’s Spanish Cooking Uncovered: Farmhouse Favourites is a treasure trove of recipes discovered after over 70 years. María Luisa’s handwritten recipes from the Civil War period uncover the secrets of traditional Mediterranean cooking. Enjoy more than 80 recipes using fresh, natural, healthy ingredients to feed a modern family, with a hand-picked wine choice for every dish!
Recipes include the astonishing farmhouse cocido, the melt in your mouth fruit ice-cream and surprisingly simple bacon and cheese paella. Did you know, that to catch and butcher your own turkey you’ll need plenty of rum – for you and the unlucky bird? And that the best way to cook your partridge is in a hole in your garden under a heft of turf?
Whilst there are some surprising recipes the vast majority will be easy to cook where ever you are in the world, with readily available ingredients.
Some Reviews of Spanish Cooking Uncovered: Farmhouse Favourites:
“I read it from cover to cover as the descriptions were so vivid. The recipes are for real gutsy food, with few ingredients and plenty of taste.”
“5 stars because: it is different, the photographs are great, the layout is clear, the recipes are traditional and the descriptions give such a picture and history to the story. If you are into Spanish cookery books, buy this! “
“Reading through the recipes is bringing back the smells & sunshine of my year in Spain 🙂“
“You don’t need hundreds of impossible to get ingredients, nor loads of kitchen equipment and yet the food turns out great.“
Gifts for People Who Love Murcia
If you visited Murcia for your holidays, you’re visiting the Costa Cálida next year or have friends who live here then why not get them the only guide to Murcia on the market. This book makes a great gift for people travelling to Murcia.
Going Native In Murcia (3rd Edition): All You Need To Know About Visiting, Living and Home Buying in Murcia and Spain’s Costa Cálida
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MURCIA REGION! Full of useful tips straight from a British couple who now call this region their home. Let Debbie and Marcus be your guides as they share their love for Murcia, its people and its surrounds with intimate details, personal stories and hot tips for visitors, home buyers and new natives alike. This third edition has been carefully revised and is packed full of 300% more information including all town guides and selected maps. Going Native in Murcia – the most comprehensive guide in print – is now even better.
Our book, Going Native in Murcia is now in the third edition and is more popular than ever.
Take a look what people are saying about it on Amazon:
“…the latest edition of ‘Going Native in Spain’ is a must if you want to get the best out of your visit…”
“This is a good practical guide which will be of help to anyone who wishes to holiday or buy property in Murcia. Lots of ideas on places to visit and things to do.”
“It inspired us to get out and about and to see and experience things we wouldn’t have known were there otherwise.”
“Have recommended to many of my friends…“
“The first and still the best guide to Murcia for visitors or expats…”
“There is much more to Murcia than La Manga and the Mar Menor: buy the new updated edition of “Going Native in Murcia” to enjoy finding out more about this fascinating corner of Spain.”