Basque Country: Book Launch Pintxos Party with Marti Buckley

Tue | Sep 04, 2018 | 6:30–8:30P

Teacher Marti Buckley

In Basque Country, Marti Buckley, an American chef, journalist, and passionate Basque transplant, unlocks the mysteries of this unique culinary world by bringing together its intensely ingredient-driven recipes with stories of Basque customs and the Basque kitchen, with vivid photographs of both food and place.
Marti will demonstrate recipes from the book* and share stories of her life in the Basque region. Please note that guests will not do any hands-on cooking during the event.
The Civic Kitchen will transform into a one-night-only pintxos (Basque tapas) bar, serving up a plentiful menu of recipes from the book for your enjoyment, along with Txakoli, the Basque country’s slightly sparkling, very dry white wine, and Marti’s beloved vermouth.
class notes:
*A signed copy of Basque Country: A Culinary Journey Through a Food Lover's Paradise is included in the price of this event. Special thanks to Omnivore Books for book support and The Spanish Table for the outstanding Basque country food products used throughout our menu .

Menu | Recipes

Urdaiazpiko, Ahuntz Gazta Eta Tomate Lehor Pintxoa
Spanish Ham, Goat Cheese, and Sun-dried Tomato Pintxo

Anchovy, Pepper, and Olive Skewer

Patata Tortilla
Spanish Omelet

Ham and Cheese Croquettes

Shrimp Kebabs with Pepper Vinaigrette

Txorizoa Sagardotan
Cider-Braised Chorizo

Anise-Scented Fritters

About the teacher

Marti Buckley

Marti Buckley is an American journalist and cook from Alabama who has lived in San Sebastián, Spain for seven years. Her blog is, where she writes about food and the Basque Country.
Ms. Buckley trained in the kitchen of the Southern chef Frank Stitt for two years, working her way up from garde-manger to pasta chef de partie. Marti now contributes food and travel content to countless media outlets, including Afar, National Geographic Traveler, and the Telegraph. She appears biweekly on the EITB Basque radio program Gastrosfera, talking about food and lifestyle trends.
She coauthored the 2016 Wallpaper* City Guide Bilbao/San Sebastián. Follow her on Instagram @martibuckley.
More about Marti