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"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 of José Andrés ThinkFoodGroup, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Oscar Presenter 2019

"Trust me everyone, I have traveled with this man, if Gerry Dawes tells you to eat somewhere it's like Bourdain, believe it!!" - - Chef Mark Kiffin, The Compound Restaurant, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“Spain wouldn’t be as known to Americans without the stories Gerry tells and writes.” - - Superstar Catalan Chef Ferran Adrià, elBulli

"But, for Gerry, Spain is more than just the Adriàs and (Juan Mari and Elena) Arzaks. He has connected with all manner of people working at every level and in every corner of Spain. I’m always amazed at this reach. You can step into a restaurant in the smallest town in Spain, and it turns out they know Gerry somehow. I remember one rainy night in Madrid during the 2003 Madrid Fusión congress. I wanted to go to my favorite place for patatas bravas, the ultimate tapa. But Gerry had another place in mind, and I didn’t know about it. But Gerry is always right. The potatoes at his place were amazing.” - - 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


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)


7/07/2014

Highly Recommended Book: Pamplona--Running the Bulls, Bars and Barrios in Fiesta de San Fermín by Ray Mouton.



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This book may be purchased at Amazon.com (see banner at the top of this blog).


I highly recommend Ray Mouton's Pamplona: Running the Bulls, Bars and Barrios in Fiesta de San Fermín is the best book you are likely to read on Pamplona, the Running of the Bulls and the foreign contingent who descend upon Pamplona in early July every year to watch yet another chapter in the extended living version of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.


Look inside Pamplona by Ray Mouton
Slide Show: Double click to see enlarged version.


Disclaimer:  Mouton was kind enough to use a few of my photographs in the book, give me some paragraphs as a contributing photographer and autograph a wonderful inscription in the frontispiece to my copy of his book, but none of that would make a difference if this were not a great book.  Believe me, from one who has been to San Fermín some seventeen times, this book is the real deal!

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Persistence of Memory* (Salvador Dalí) Five-Watch Rating.

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