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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)




11/18/2013

Madrid Classics: Casa González, founded in 1931, is a bar-deli-gourmet food and wine shop with a wonderful old-fashioned air in Madrid's Literary Quarter.

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Casa González, Barrio de las Letras, Madrid.
Photograph by Gerry Dawes©2013. Contact gerrydawes@aol.com.

Madrid Classics: Casa González, founded in 1931 and still run by Paco Carmona, a descendant of the original owners, is a type of bar-deli-wine shop known as a colmado (still very common in Barcelona).  Casa González has a wonderful old-fashioned air and is a good place to stop for a vino, some ham and cheese, tapas, pick up some excellent gourmet products or even have a Ben & Jerry's ice cream.  


 
Or you can just read your newspaper over a relaxing cup of café con leche and a pastry at Casa González or watch the world go by on Calle León, across the street from Cervantes's house in the Literary Quarter of Madrid.
Photograph by Gerry Dawes©2013. Contact gerrydawes@aol.com.

 
O Trobo Mel do ValaDouro Mel de Flores (wildflower honey from the Valadouro in the wilds of Galicia), Purchased at Casa González.  One of the best jars of honey I have ever encountered.  It is now empty and the contents missed. 
Photo by Gerry Dawes©2013 / gerrydawes@aol.com.  Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS30.

Casa González
Calle León, 12
28014 Madrid
Tel: 91 429 56 18
Email: casagonzalezmadrid@gmail.com

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“The American writer and town crier for all good Spanish things Gerry Dawes . . .the American connoisseur of all things Spanish . . .” – The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge and The World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese

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"Gerry Dawes, I can't thank you enough for opening up Spain to me." -- Michael Chiarello on Twitter. Chef Chiarello toured northern Spain with me in October 2011 and was just in Barcelona again in January 2013.  He is preparing to open his new Spanish inspired restaurant, Coqueta, at San Francisco's Pier 5 in April.

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"In his nearly thirty years of wandering the back roads of Spain," Gerry Dawes has built up a much stronger bank of experiences than I had to rely on when I started writing Iberia...His adventures far exceeded mine in both width and depth..." -- James A. Michener, author of Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections

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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. 

 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. 
 
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Mr. Dawes is currently working on a reality television series  
on wine, gastronomy, culture and travel in Spain.
 
Experience Spain With Gerry Dawes: Customized Culinary, Wine & Cultural Trips to Spain & Travel Consulting on Spain  

Gerry Dawes can be reached at gerrydawes@aol.com.
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