Visitors returning home from a stay in the beautiful huerta, or garden of Murcia can now relive the gastronomic pleasures of their holiday with a new book, A Late Dinner: Discovering the Food of Spain by Paul Richardson.
Published this August, a late dinner takes its readers on a highly flavoured journey through Spain and its cusine, from coastal fish, to the dishes made by mountain shepherds, to the inspired creations of world-class chefs in cities such as Barcelona and Madrid.
Delicacies such as jamon iberico, Cadiz fish, Navarre asparagus, morcilla, and Catalan calcotada are all vividly brought to life, presenting the reader to a banquet of delights that will make them wish that they were still on holiday.
But the lush and fertile plains of Murcia retain a special place of the author, who has lived in the country since 1990. Mr Richardson recalls the vast array of dishes in a bar specialising in Murcian cooking:
"Spread out on the countertop were baskets of green peppers, artichokes, tomatoes, and broad beans. The huerta, the fertile well-watered region that cradles the city of Murcia, has inculcated a profound respect for vegetables," he writes.
"I sat down gratefully at a table on the terrace and ordered a plate of snails, a handful of fried almonds, and a large Estrella Levante, the excellent local beer of Murcia."
If all this is making you hungry, you could try a luxury holiday in the five star resort complex of La Manga, nestled in the Murcian countryside.
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