'The Barcelona Cookbook' on Serious Eats

Last Week's Contest Winners

Cook the Book: The Barcelona Cookbook: Stufsocker, edinat, Erisgrom, eluckstead, and ssultan23. Winners have been notified by email and also appear on our Contest Winners page. Thanks to all who entered.... More

Cook the Book: 'The Barcelona Cookbook'

When The Barcelona Cookbook showed up on my desk, I initially thought it was a Spanish cookery book, or perhaps a cookbook of tapas recipes. As it turns out, The Barcelona Cookbook is both of these and more. It is a collection of recipes from Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurants, a group of six restaurants located throughout Connecticut. While the cuisine served at all of the Barcelona restaurants can loosely be called Spanish, the menu is peppered with international influences from the backgrounds of this restaurant group's two owners, Sasa Mahr-Batuz and Andy Pforzheimer. Mahr-Batuz is a former professional tennis champion and restaurateur, and Pforzheimer is a Harvard-educated chef whose varied resume includes cooking dinners for the Harvard Lampoon, working... More

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