Tag Archives: Gerry Dawes

A Master Cortador Makes His Mark in Avila

Nights like this are ones that just need to be appreciated for the something special that they are. It is no exaggeration that Gerry Dawes, my friend, traveling companion and guide “knows and appreciates Spain more than all but a [...]

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The Art of The Iberian Pig – A Week in The Heart of Spanish Pork Country – Part 1 – Segovia and Avila

The eating of pork is taboo in some religious cultures, but for many others who eat animal flesh, the pig is widely considered the most delicious of meats. Few, if any, cultures have done more to enhance the ultimate deliciousness [...]

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Travel Spain with Gerry Dawes – January 12th-19th, 2014

Are you a chef, cook or serious food enthusiast? Have you ever been to Spain? Have you ever eaten in Spain with an insider’s perspective? Would you like to? This may be your chance. There are just a few openings [...]

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Europe 2013 – Culinary Pilgrimages: Part 2 – Madrid Fusión

Though not quite 100% on Tuesday, we managed to get up and make our way out to the IFEMA site for the second day of Madrid Fusión. I was sadly disappointed to have missed both David Muñoz and Pascal Barbot [...]

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Europe 2013 – Culinary Pilgrimages: Part 1 – Madrid

It was an ambitious trip. Starting in Madrid, we would attend and cover the seminal Chef’s Congress, Madrid Fusión, all while partaking in some of Madrid and Spain’s finest contemporary and traditional restaurants like DiverXo and Casa Botín amongst others. [...]

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Sunday Photo- Lambrusco

Lambrusco, the wine and the grape. both from the Emiglia-Romagna  region of Italy, has suffered in reputation during the Parker years, but recently, a revival of sorts has taken place. True, much of the reason its reputation had suffered was [...]

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Sunday Photos – In the Green Room and Beyond at The James Beard Awards

Once the red carpet was through I headed to the Green Room of Avery Fisher hall at Lincoln Center, ground zero for the media covering the event, to partake in festivities and await the winners as they were announced and [...]

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Spanish Wines with Character from Gerry Dawes – Part Two: The Glorious Whites of Galicia

Who ever heard of tasting a bunch of reds before the main white wines? Well, thanks to Gerry Dawes, that is what we did and somehow, it worked out just fine. Maybe it was because the reds weren’t “big” monsters [...]

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Spanish Wines with Character from Gerry Dawes – Part One: Reds

Robert Parker’s opinion has held sway in the wine world for a long time, first coming to prominence with his pronouncements on Bordeaux’s famed 1982 vintage. His palate is attuned to “big” wines. Full throttled oaky monsters and high octane “fruit bombs” [...]

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Sunday Photo – The Spanish-fried Egg

I love eggs in Spain, especially when they are fried. In the United States, when eggs are fried it is most typically done in a skillet or a griddle with a little bit of fat, typically butter of bacon grease. [...]

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