For a limited time we have copies of Sunset in a Glass signed by Gerry Dawes.
Gerry Dawes' tales of his long, ever-deepening interest in Spanish food and drink reveal an enormously generous and gregarious spirit with a gift for making friends, an eye for colorful details, and a skill for storytelling.
A raconteur who always seems to be looking for the best in people, Dawes offers an account of his discovery of Spain's gastronomic pleasures that begins in 1968, when he was stationed there by the US Navy. Almost immediately he began forging life-long relationships with an astonishing panoply of figures in Spain's culinary and cultural worlds.
This self-published memoir is illustrated with many photos, often taken by Dawes himself, of places and people as varied as James Earl Jones, Steven Spurrier, Ferran and Albert Adrià and Jose Andres, along with matadors, pioneering wine makers, and legendary hoteliers and restaurateurs.
Sunset in a Glass is nothing like a systematic tour of Spain and everything like an enormously fond adventure with a gifted storyteller.
Paperback. Color and b&w photos throughout.
Among the many tributes to Gerry Dawes, beyond a foreword written by Jose Andres:
"Spain wouldn't be as known to Americans with the stories Gerry tells and writes." —Ferran Adrià
"A walking (and eating) encyclopedia of Spanish food and culture—from tapas to culinary innovators, from artisan winemakers and cheesemakers to sites only the locals know, Gerry has chronicled them all." —Dan Barber