Sunset in a Glass by Gerry Dawes

Sunset in a Glass by Gerry Dawes

Adventures of a Food and Wine Road Warrior in Spain

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  • Amazing stories of Spanish travel
  • Encounters with famed chefs, winemakers, and restaurant
  • Foreword by chef José Andrés
  • 150 photographs
  • Paperback, 218 pages

In Sunset in a Glass: Adventures of a Food and Wine Road Warrior Volume I, our friend Gerry Dawes shares amazing stories from a lifetime of travel across Spain. These non-fiction tales feature a truly astonishing number of luminaries, including chefs, winemakers, restauranteurs, bullfighters and flamenco artists.

Gerry has spent decades traveling Spain, sharing adventures with the likes of José Andrés, Anthony Bourdain, James Earl Jones, Kenneth Tynan, Keith Hernandez, Thomas Keller and Ferran Adrià. It seems every page reveals an incredible tale that begs the question: How did one man experience so much of Spain’s culture and cuisine?

“Gerry Dawes, the unbridled Spanish food and wine enthusiast cum expert whose writing, photography, and countless crisscrossings of the peninsula have done the most to introduce Americans — and especially American food professionals — to my country’s culinary life. You can step into a restaurant in the smallest town in Spain, and it turns out they know Gerry somehow.” — José Andrés, chef-restaurateur-humanitarian, Nobel Prize nominee.

“In his decades of wandering the back roads of Spain Gerry Dawes has built up a much stronger bank of experiences than I had to rely on when I started writing Iberia...His adventures far exceeded mine in both width and depth.” — James A. Michener, author of Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections.

“Prowling through the bodegas, tapas bars, and markets of Spain with Gerry Dawes is an educational experience, sure, but more than that it’s an inside look at one of the world’s great gastronomic cultures, and more than that, it’s just a whole lot of fun. Gerry knows almost anyone you’d want to know in this delicious world, and those he doesn’t know, once he meets them, aren’t strangers for long. Sunset in a Glass will give you a tantalizing taste of the experience.” — Colman Andrews, author of Catalan Cuisine, co-founder of Saveur.

“Spain wouldn’t be as known to Americans without the stories Gerry tells and writes.” — Chef Ferran Adrià, elBulli.