From Mario Batali, superstar chef and author of Molto Italiano and Italian Grill, comes an eating tour throughout Spain with his friend Gwyneth Paltrow. Spain...A Culinary Road Trip is the companion book to LifeStyle FOOD Channel's series Spain...On The Road Again. The premise is simple: Mario Batali and Mark Bittman are single-minded, food-obsessed friends who are constantly on the lookout for the food, wine, and cooking that is unique to Spain and in this series they will find it. Gwyneth Paltrow and the Spanish actress Claudia Bassols are eager to enjoy all the pleasures the country has to offer, and each pair will be lured into the worlds of the other. The foursome take the ultimate road trip adventure, showcasing the pleasures of Spain, the country's regional cuisine, art, history, and culture, as they've never been seen before. Hundreds of gorgeous and candid photos, anecdotes, and more than seventy recipes from Mario appear in this scrapbook of the dream vacation through Spain.
Each page features gorgeous and candid photos, blocks of text describing the region and the food. While Mario will have the primary voice, we will hear from Mark, Gwyneth, and Claudio throughout the chronology of their trip. There will be six recipes per chapter and the recurring sidebar “Que Es” - about Spanish food or cultural items most readers may not know about.