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

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Alvaro explains that it is important to shake the pan frequently so the cod does not stick. This helps the sauce to thicken as well.


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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