Miriam González Durántez's family recipes to Hodder

Miriam González Durántez's family recipes to Hodder

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a Spanish family cookery book from Nick Clegg's wife Miriam González Durántez.

The cookbook began its life on her blog Mumsandsons, which Gonzalez Durantez started anonymously at the time her husband Nick Clegg was deputy prime minister, as an attempt to encourage her three sons to cook.

Lifestyle editorial director Nicky Ross bought World rights to Made in Spain in a deal brokered by Annabel Merullo at PFD.

González Durántez, based in London and a partner at international law firm Dechert, is from North West Spain, which her food reflects. Meals in the book are described as "typical of the country she grew up in" and the kind "she enjoys and shares with her own family".

She said: "As we have breakfast we think about what we will have for lunch, and during lunch we discuss what we will have for dinner. Regardless of how busy we are, food is at the heart of Spanish family life."

Ross said: "This is a fresh and modern take on Spanish cooking. Miriam’s recipes are simple to prepare and adhere to the fundamental principle of Spanish cuisine: “respect for the ingredient”. But as well as being packed with brilliant new recipes, the book offers a unique insight into the life of a successful, charismatic woman. Miriam is warm, down-to-earth, honest, and completely charming."

The book will publish this autumn.

Picture: office of Nick Clegg