Pizarro's infectious enthusiasm for Spanish cooking permeates every page. His message couldn't be simpler--use fresh, good-quality, seasonal ingredients and they will speak for themselves. Season by season, he explores his favorite ingredients from different Spanish regions, the culture and history behind them, and how best to use them with his exceptional and yet simple recipes. With anecdotes about typical Spanish pastimes and stories from his youth growing up on a farm in Extremadura, this is a truly Spanish approach to the cuisine, which has integrity and charm. Try a Pea Soup with Serrano Ham to welcome spring; add extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, and black pepper to the most ripe of summer fruits to bring out their flavor and serve alongside Crispy Shrimp Fritters; indulge in some Pears Poached in Rioja during the autumn; and create Pork Filets with Piquillo Peppers to warm you in winter--these are just a few of the recipes in this book that you will turn to again and again for any occasion.