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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


José Andrés's Opening Party at Crystal City Jaleo in June for the Annual Jaleo Paella Festival with Guest Chef María José San Román of Monastrell and Taberna del Gourmet in Alicante.

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María José San Román serving her arroz a banda 'Taberna'
(paella with shrimp and fresh squid from La Taberna del Gourmet in Alicante)
at Jaleo's Paella Festival opening party.
All photographs by Gerry Dawes©2010. Contact for publication rights.

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ThinkFoodGroup CEO Rob Wilder, Guest Chef María José San Román, Spanish Chef José Pizarro and José Andrés at Jaleo's annual Paella Festival inaugural party, Crystal City.
All photographs by Gerry Dawes©2010. Contact for publication rights.

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  1. Wow! This paella has some interesting ingredients. Looks delicious!

  2. Anonymous8:34 AM

    The arroz caldoso with local soft-shell crabs was sensational!


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