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Alex Raij is half of the husband and wife team behind Txikito, New York’s most authentic Basque restaurant; El Quinto Pino, named the Absolute Best Tapas by New York Magazine, Michelin-starred La Vara, exploring Jewish and Moorish influence on Spanish cuisine, and The Pilar, a petite fisherie in Cobble Hill inspired by ports of call and fishing villages near and far.

Alex’s cookbook, The Basque Book: A Love Story in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito, is a deeply personal writer’s debut with more than one hundred recipes inspired by the home cooking traditions of... READ MORE

Alex Raij is half of the husband and wife team behind Txikito, New York’s most authentic Basque restaurant; El Quinto Pino, named the Absolute Best Tapas by New York Magazine, Michelin-starred La Vara, exploring Jewish and Moorish influence on Spanish cuisine, and The Pilar, a petite fisherie in Cobble Hill inspired by ports of call and fishing villages near and far.

Alex’s cookbook, The Basque Book: A Love Story in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito, is a deeply personal writer’s debut with more than one hundred recipes inspired by the home cooking traditions of the Basque country. Alex distinguishes herself by creating memorable dishes that uniquely capture a sense of place without giving up a sense of personal intimacy. The result is delicious, inimitable, and authentic on all levels.

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