Marta and Marianna's Culinary Adventure

Marta and Marianna's Culinary Adventure

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Marta and Marianna’s Culinary Adventure continues Vicky Ayala Richardson’s personal journey of searching for Basque connections. Marta and Marianna, a dynamic and persevering mother and daughter duo, provide a lively (and purely fictitious) tale of family love.They introduce the reader to a colorful cast of Basque characters and equally colorful Basque culture.The preparation for a family wedding — set in Chino, California,and starring its Basque community and Basque Club—unfolds quickly as Marta and Marianna launch into swift action. Woven into the frantic and fanciful search for a special family recipe, the story offers a peek into the inner workings of txokos (Basque men’s cooking clubs) and useful connections in far-off San Sebastián, in the Basque Country. Included are recipes for a chocolate confection, Basque cake, and a family lamb dish. Marta and Marianna’s Culinary Adventure will enlighten the reader while also providing a few chuckles at the twists and turns in the duo’s pursuit of “that very special family recipe.”