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36. Gerry Dawes's Spain: An Insider's Guide to Spanish Food, Wine, Culture and Travel

"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. . .” - - Chef-restaurateur-humanitarian José Andrés, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Oscar Presenter 2019; Chef-partner of Mercado Little Spain at Hudson Yards, New York 2019


Madrid Classics: Chocolatería/Churrería San Gines, Madrid

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Chocolatería San Ginés
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Scene from Chocolatería San Ginés
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Churros Fresh from the Cooker
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Cutting Churros
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Churros & lineup of cups for hot chocolate.
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Fresh Churros
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Churros, Chocolatería San Ginés
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Curly Churro & Chocolate
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Churros con chocolate at Chocolatería San Ginés
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  3. These churros photos from Chocolateria San Gines, which I sent to my mailing list of friends, generated a slew of comments. Among them are these:

    Dear Mr. Dawes, While looking at your photos, I put on two pounds. Couldn't you have made the photos smaller, so it could have been only two ounces?
    H.G. (old friend Howard Goldberg, The New York Times)

    Gerry, Thanks for the stuff. Impressive… I downloaded all of it and I’m sure it will give me hours of pleasurable and informative reading and reminiscing.
    Talk to you soon, d (Dominick Cerrone, French Culinary Institute)

    Gerry, as usual, EXCELLENT! Have you yet written a book? And if not, why not/You are THE authority...and if you have I WANT IT!
    Best form Miami, Viviana Carballo (Miami Herald)


    God, I hope and pray my future contains a trip to Spain with you! (These are the only sorts of matters in which I invoke the help of the Deity.)
    Warmest Regards, Steve Lyle, Chef-Owner, Village Restaurant, NYC

    Gerry, You old salty Spanish dog, you're breaking my heart. You're damn right I want to be in Madrid right now, stopping in for some very early morning churros y chocolate after a most enjoyable tabas bar crawl with a bunch of buddies. Thanks.
    Mark Vaughan, Editor & Publisher
    Santé, The Magazine For Restaurant Professionals

    Magnificent....and wonderful, wonderful. Makes me want to give up Italy for SPAIN!! made my day that much brighter.
    Arlyn Blake, Publications, James Beard Foundation

    Hola Gerry;
    Solo puedo decir algo: ERES COJONUDO, me encanta tu trabajo sobre los churros y todo lo que pesco que tu has hecho y firmado.

    Un abrazo grandote, Juli Soler (Owner, El Bulli)


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