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7/12/2013

Authentic Sevilla Gazpacho Doña María


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Bowl of gazpacho or what's left of a bowl of gazpacho. 
Photo: Gerry Dawes©2011 / gerrydawes@aol.com.

Authentic Sevilla Gazpacho Doña María, named after my Spanish mother, María Franco, who showed my former wife, Diana Valenti, and I how to do it. Many Sevillanas use green pepper, I use red pepper. The six guarniciones are: diced tomatoes, cucumbers, onions (I use chopped scallions), green bell pepper (I use red), cubed bread and chopped hard cooked eggs. 

In latter day Spain, in the days before the crisis anyway, in some places, as a sign of their prosperity I guess, they began the fashion of added chopped jamón Ibérico as a garnish. I do not. That takes this wonderful all-veggie dish out of the vegetarian category, is superfluous and dimishes the greatness of the dish, IMHO.


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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. 


". . .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. 

 
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