Mario Batali and Spanish Cuisine
While it may be true that we’re seeing less and less of Mario on Food Network these days (and I don’t mean that he’s losing weight), we may be getting more of him on broadcast television. OK…public television, but still…
According to Contactmusic.com, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow will be teaming up with Batali for a new program about the sights, sounds and tastes of Spain.
The actress will return to Spain, where she spent magical summers growing up, to hail the country’s cuisine with pal Batali joining her for the “road trip”, which will be filmed in October and November (07) for U.S. cable network PBS.
Although best known for his Italian cooking, Mario Batali has a couple of ties to Spain. For starters, he lived there during his high school years. He also studied Spanish theater at Rutgers (Really? They have that? Why did I waste my time on communication?). And, last but not least, two of his NYC restaurants, Bar Jamon and Casa Mono, actually feature Spanish cuisine. So his expertise is legit.
And the Gwyneth part? We know that Mario likes to run in celebrity circles, for better or worse.