Bar Pinotxo is a food lover's food guide, a family history, and an easy-to-follow Spanish cookbook all in one!
"Sitting down with this engaging volume is the next best thing to snagging a stool at Pinotxo" - Colman Andrews, noted food writer and author of Catalan Cuisine
"Take your seat at the bar, be happy at Bar Pinotxoand take home this genius cookbook!" - Carme Ruscalleda, five-star Michelin chef
"Bar Pinotxo is the center of my gastronomic universe" John Gorham of Toro Bravo restaurants
Bar Pinotxo, God Is in the Garbanzos is a passionate and personal introduction to Catalan and Spanish cuisine and culture, the true family story of four generations of restaurateurs, and a cookbook for lovers of Mediterranean cuisine.
The real-life Bar Pinotxo is the essential Barcelona food experience, a single-counter restaurant tucked inside La Boqueria, Barcelona's renowned public food market, where customers eagerly line up for a coveted seat. Author Robin Willis searches for the secret of Bar Pinotxo's success and along the way tells the story of the Bayén-Asin family who has run the bar for four generations. Over the years the family has remained true to their origins, preparing honest Catalan recipes that nourish body and soul. This book shares their thoughts on life, on people, on running a restaurant, and most of all, on great food.
Bar Pinotxo, God Is in the Garbanzos offers you more than 30 delicious recipes for the authentic Mediterranean diet served at Bar Pinotxo. It is a true Barcelona cookbook that includes details on the techniques and ingredients used so that you can easily prepare this soul-warming food.
Think of this book as your reservation for a seat at the counter for a place serving some of the best food ever made and the ideal way to bring that magic into your own home.
Bon profit - Buen provecho - Bon apetit!
About the author:
Robin Willis is an award-winning filmmaker and director of hundreds of television commercials for such brands as Texaco, Coca-Cola, Telefonica, and ESPN. He also can cook, a skill he and his kid brother learned to protect themselves from their mother's culinary stylings.
Having lived in Barcelona for more than 20 years, it's safe to say he's not leaving anytime soon.