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

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Once the onions are tender, the cod is carefully added. From here on it will cook slowly, releasing liquids that will thicken into a sauce.


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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