Pintxos are purported to have been invented by fishermen who visited the old part of San Sebastián to drink cider and wine. The would bring preserved anchovies, tuna, and pickled vegetables to accompany their drinks using toothpicks to ´pinchar´ their or hold everything together. Today the tapas experience seen in bars across Spain is taken to another level in San Sebastián. Here hundreds of people wander through the old town in search of specialty, high quality bites. The Basque country is famous for its pintxos and their classic or modern twist on tapas. In this recipe book we have hand picked a special collection of over 30 easy to recreate pintxo recipes worthy of impressing friends and family at home.
The classic basque glass.These multi-purpose glasses are used interchangeably in Basque bars for cider, beer and wine. Surprisingly sturdy their large volume makes them ideal for numerous applications and uses (for instance our chefs love using them for serving soups and desserts), but we love using them for the famous...
Want to pour Basque cider or txakoli like a pro? You are going to need an escanciador! Before these nifty plastic aerators came onto market, folks used to carve them out of cork but the end results usually covered someone in wine. Insert an escanciador into the neck of your...
White ceramic spoons are a popular tool for culinary presentation in the Basque Country. They are a great way to showoff an amuse-bouche or a pintxo. These spoons feature a special teardrop design that will help you present your cuisine like a professional. Las cucharas blancas de cerámica son un utensilio muy...
These black slate plates are a popular way to present pintxos in San Sebastián. We're also big fans of using them for dressing up cheese, charcuterie and fruit plates! Size - 25 x 12 cm Suitable for oven, microwave and dishwasher.