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"My good friend Gerry Dawes, the unbridled Spanish food and wine enthusiast cum expert whose writing, photography, and countless crisscrossings of the peninsula have done the most to introduce Americans—and especially American food professionals—to my country's culinary life." -- José Andrés, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee 2019

Food Arts Silver Spoon Award to Gerry Dawes

 Premio Nacional de Gastronomía - - James Beard Foundation Nomination (Best Wine Writing)
Premio Periodistíco Cava

Gerry Dawes's Article Medieval Riches of El Cid's City (About Burgos, Spain)
Front Page, The New York Times Sunday Travel Section

 About Blog Author Gerry Dawes, Premio Nacional de Gastronomía (National Gastronomy Award)


Canary Islands Seafood - Fish Available in the Markets of Las Islas Canarias

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Sargos, white sea bream, Senegal. 
(Note: Since the water is so deep right off these volcanic islands, 
many of the fish are caught in the shallower waters of the African coast.)
All photographs by Gerry Dawes © 2009. Use of photos prohibited without written permission.

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About Writer-Photographer Gerry Dawes

Gerry Dawes was awarded Spain's prestigious Premio Nacional de Gastronomía (National Gastronomy Award) in 2003. He writes and speaks frequently on Spanish wine and gastronomy and leads gastronomy, wine and cultural tours to Spain. He was a finalist for the 2001 James Beard Foundation's Journalism Award for Best Magazine Writing on Wine. His articles and photographs have appeared in scores of publications .

Trailer filmed in Valencia and Alicante for a proposed reality television
series on wine, gastronomy, culture and travel in Spain.


  1. Exclellent blog Gerry, please keep these fine articles coming.

  2. Many thanks, Gary, your comment is much appreciated.


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