Book Presentation: “Madrid: A Culinary History”
April 25, 2018
6 pm to 8 pm
As the capital city of Spain, Madrid is nowadays considered one of the most interesting “food towns” in the world. This is perhaps due to the wide variety of specialty dishes that its cuisine boasts ranging from the old- fashioned and traditional to the modern, and even the futuristic; a cuisine that has consistently received high praise from the likes of New York Times’ critic Mark Bittman and TV celebrity chefs such as Anthony Bourdain and Mario Battali.
Author Maria-Paz Moreno, professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Cincinnati, looks at the gastronomical history of Madrid. She traces the historical origins and evolution of Madrid’s cuisine, exploring major trends, most innovative chefs, restaurants and dishes, and tells the story of this fascinating city from the point of view of a food lover. At the event: enjoy some Spanish tapas.
This event is part of Semana Cervantina (Cervantine Week) to commemorate the “International Day of the Book” and the “Day of the Spanish Language.”