For April I'm choosing a cookbook I've been very excited about since we got it in December. Even before we moved down to the Washington DC area and got to live near his fabulous restaurants we've been fans of Jose Andres. We started watching his show Made in Spain on PBS, and love his enthusiasm for his Spanish culture, traditions and cooking. We wanted to learn more about him as a chef so we googled him and we were surprised to discover we had actually already been to one of his restaurants! On a trip to DC the year before we had dined at Jaleo, Crystal City.
We ended up there by chance, since it was a short walk from the hotel I was staying in and the menu looked good. After reading more about him, and knowing we'd be moving to the DC area soon, we set ourselves a goal of eating at each of his restaurants. So far we've been to Oyamel and Jaleo Bethesda. We went to Jaleo Bethesda for a chance to meet the chef himself. He had a cookbook signing there in December of 2009. We went, had dinner, then waited in line to get our own signed copy of Made in Spain. I've been waiting patiently to make it our Cookbook of the Month! I can't wait to make some of the dishes and blog about them.