José Andrés Joins Daily Meal Council Reply

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.José Andrés was born in Mieres, in the Spanish region of Asturias and started cooking professionally in Spain as a teenager before coming to the United States at the age of 21 in 1990 to cook at Eldorado Petit, a short-lived Manhattan outpost of a well-known Barcelona restaurant. He subsequently moved to Washington D.C., and began opening restaurants of his own. Named to Time’s “100” Most Influential list and awarded “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation, Andrés is today an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, author, educator, television personality and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.

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Spanish Gastro-Tourism Breaks Record Reply

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From Tourism-Review.com, February 24, 2014–Gastronomy has become the new ‘goose that lays golden eggs’ of the Spanish economy, and hundreds of young chefs are filling cooking schools, turning gastronomy into a mainstay of the Spanish brand attracting 7.4 million international tourists in 2013 alone. This is 32% more, with an average per person spending of 1,170 euros, according to figures from Turespaña. Gastronomy is important to figure in among the factors affecting the satisfaction of international tourists who visit our country, especially in some destinations, according to the most recent Habitur report conducted by the Institute of Touristic Studies (the IET). More…

The Genius Behind El Bulli Sketches Out His Creative Process 1

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 writes on Slate.com, January 3, 2014–Ferran Adrià is one of the world’s most venerated culinary pioneers, a molecular gastronomist who used sophisticated cooking techniques and a multisensory approach to reinvent Spanish cuisine. His Michelin five-star restaurant elBulli became an international foodie destination that revolutionized the concept of eating with an avant-garde tasting menu of some 40 dishes. More…

Macarena, Xanty and More – A Sample Overview of Today and Tomorrow’s Finest Spanish Chefs and Their Restaurants Reply

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15 Spanish Chefs to Watch

El Viajero, the Sunday travel section of Madrid’s El Mundo newspaper’s online version (elmundo.es) featured yesterday a commentated list of 15 Spanish chefs from all over the country who “fill Spain’s kitchens with new ideas.” El Mundo correspondent José Carlos Capel writes, “They advocate seasonal dishes using local products to re-invent the traditions with their own personal styles.” More…