God Is in the Garbanzos
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 Pinotxo…and 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.
Must-Buy - You’ll thank me!
I love this book because it takes me back to one of my favorite places to eat in Barcelona, El Pinotxo in the famous Boquería Market. I also love the background stories about the staff of Pinotxo.
This cookbook and recipes are authentically Catalan and I love the fun writing and great descriptions by author Robin Willis. The photos are beautiful and make my mouth water.
This book is a great gift for those going to Barcelona to check out this unique place. Also, a great souvenir after visiting Barcelona. Or you could buy it just to have an awesome and totally unique cookbook at home.