Share This Blog Post


Instagram



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)




12/09/2009

Looking Back: At the Barcelona Futbol (Soccer) Riot at the Top of the Ramblas, May 2006


* * * * *

Michael Whiteman of the Joseph Baum & Michael Whiteman Co. (International Restaurant Consultants) and I were on a memorable trip through Spain, trying to raise dinero for a big Spanish restaurant complex that I had concocted.  We had finished dinner and were heading back to our hotel when we encountered the great Barcelona Club Futbol Soccer riot when Barcelona clinched the Spanish league title on May 3, 2006 (shades of Goya's famous 3 de Mayo. painting).  Since I am seldom without my cameras in Spain, and especially in Barcelona, I managed to capture these scenes without too much risk to life and limb.   All photographs in this slide show are copyrighted by Gerry Dawes 2006.



(Click on lower right corner to go to Picasa, click on 'slide show', push F11 for full screen view.)

_________________________________________________


About 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, won The Cava Institute's First Prize for Journalism for his article on cava in 2004, was awarded the CineGourLand “Cinéfilos y Gourmets” (Cinephiles & Gourmets) prize in 2009 in Getxo (Vizcaya) and received the 2009 Association of Food Journalists Second Prize for Best Food Feature in a Magazine for his Food Arts article, a retrospective piece about Catalan star chef, Ferran Adrià.

In December, 2009, Dawes was awarded the Food Arts Silver Spoon Award in a profile written by José Andrés.

". . .That we were the first to introduce American readers to Ferran Adrià in 1997 and have ever since continued to bring you a blow-by-blow narrative of Spain's riveting ferment is chiefly due to our Spanish correspondent, Gerry "Mr. Spain" Dawes, the messianic wine and food journalist raised in Southern Illinois and possessor of a self-accumulated doctorate in the Spanish table. Gerry once again brings us up to the very minute. . ." - - Michael & Ariane Batterberry, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher and Founding Editor/Publisher, Food Arts, October 2009.

 
video
Mr. Dawes is currently working on a reality television series 
on wine, gastronomy, culture and travel in Spain.


Gerry Dawes can be reached at gerrydawes@aol.com; Alternate e-mail (use only if your e-mail to AOL is rejected): gerrydawes@gmail.com

Related Posts with Thumbnails