Spain… On the Road Again

September 25, 2008 at 4:51 pm 4 comments

My fellow food writer and twitter-er Addie Boyles has penned a great piece about the new PBS food/travel show starring Iron Chef Mario Batali, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, Spanish actress Claudia Bassols, and NYT food editor Mark Bittman.

Here a blurb from it:

I’ve been waiting all summer for Friday. No, not because the Austin City Limits Festival gets underway (although that is reason enough to get excited), but because the PBS series “Spain…On the Road Again” starts on KLRU at 10 p.m. (A note: The series moves to 9 p.m. on Fridays starting October 3.)

The show, which of course features Willie Nelson singing the theme song, started as an excuse for buddies Mario Batali and Mark Bittman, cookbook author and food writer for the New York Times, to eat their way through a country so rich in food tradition that Anthony Bourdain must have been a little jealous he didn’t get invited.

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4 Comments

  • 1. Janine Libbey  |  September 26, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    I don’t know how they did it but they managed to make the first episode an absolute bore. How can anything about Spain be boring??

  • 2. Suzie  |  September 29, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    I only saw the second episode and was so put off by the cast being so full of themselves and not really talking much about the food, that I am not even going to give the rest of the series a chance. What a disaster for PBS!

  • 3. Dave  |  October 20, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Relax ladies – Claudia Bassols makes everything good!!

  • 4. Dell  |  October 26, 2008 at 11:45 am

    I am so sick of that mouthy fat arrogant red head that calls himself a cook and the blonde actress. Borrrrring.

    The real entertaining and genuine people on the show are Mark and Claudia. If Mark and Claudia did the show without the losers it would be terrific.


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Stuart is a celebrity chef and award winning food writer. Donald performs live cooking demonstrations and penned the cookbook Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor."

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