In addition to the award-winning The Basque Table, Teresa Barrenechea is also the author of The Cuisines of Spain. A native of Bilbao, Spain, Barrenechea is considered one of the eminent authorities on Spanish cooking, specifically the cuisine of the Basque region, in the United States. She is also the former chef/owner of the widely acclaimed Marichu restaurant in New York, which the Spanish National Board of Tourism lauded as having the most authentic Spanish food in the United States. Barrenechea is frequently asked to represent Spain at international events and conferences, as well as to prepare special feasts for officials and celebrities in Spain and the United States. Mary Goodbody collaborates with the country's leading chefs in making their cookbooks and recipes fully accessible to home cooks.