SLIDE SHOW: A Great-Grandfather's Recipe for Basque Salt Cod

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About a year ago, Alvaro bought this old barn in a tiny village in Alava, in the southern part of the Basque Country. He is slowly fixing it up.


Maggie Schmitt tells the story of Alvaro's family and its unusual take on bacalao al pil-pil in
A Great-Grandfather's Recipe for Basque Salt Cod.

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Maggie Schmitt is a freelance researcher and translator based in Madrid.  She is currently working on a book called The Gaza Kitchen with Laila El-Haddad. Learn more at gazakitchens.wordpress.com.

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