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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


Simon Seeks, A British Travel Website Features Links to My Photographs of Madrid, Gerry Dawes's Spain and Epicurean Ways

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Simon Seeks, a british travel website covering the world, ran a piece on Madrid by Helen Cross yesterday that features links to a slew of my photographs of Madrid, has a paragraph about Gerry Dawes's Spain and Jane Gregg's Epicurean Ways, which features specialized food and wine tours designed and led by yours truly.   Many thanks, Helen!

Renowned journalist and expat Gerry Dawes is the man behind this fantastic blog about all things Spanish. Gerry was awarded the Food Arts Silver Spoon Award in December 2009 and won The Cava Institute's First Prize for Journalism for his article on Cava in 2004. Gerry has an unsurpassed knowledge of Spain with over thirty years experience of travelling in the area and this is reflected in his writing. This blog is a collection of content derived from articles, books in process and travel notebooks and is an indespensible resource for those interested in a cultured approach to Spanish life."

 "Epicurean ways specialises in food and wine travel experiences in Madrid and Spain. Take a culinary tour and private cooking class conducted by a member of Spain's Academy of Gastronomy then spend the night in a chic boutique hotel. Groups of all sizes can be accommodated and trips are always tailored to individual preferences. Additionally, Epicurean Ways belong to Sustainable Travel International meaning that a trip with them will not only provide you with a great experience but also help to support the local and artisan food providers you visit."--Helen Cross, Simon Seeks

2010 Epicurean Ways Tours with Gerry Dawes

Barcelona and the Wine Roads of Catalunya

Madrid and the Wine Roads of La Rioja, Ribera del Duero & Navarra

Epicurean Roads: Barcelona, Tarragona, Priorat, Valencia, Alicante and Madrid

Epicurean Roads: Andalucía

Epicurean Roads: Western Spain - Extremadura (History [Romans & Conquistadores], Sherry, and Artisan Foods [Jamones, Quesos])

About Gerry Dawes

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

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. 

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

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