Acclaimed Chef Jose Pizarro launches Andalusia in St Andrews

Thursday 23rd May

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.40pm
  • Start time 8pm
Image of Acclaimed Chef Jose Pizarro launches Andalusia

The award-winning and enigmatic chef, Jose Pizarro, is at the top of his game in the world of Spanish food. His books, Simple Spanish FoodBasque and Catalonia are acclaimed and bestselling.  We warmly welcome Jose to the bookshop for a celebration of the food of the rather magical part of Spain’s Southern coast – Andalucia: Recipes from Seville & Beyond.

From sandy beaches to cool architecture, buzzing tapas bars and flamenco dancers, it’s full of passion. It is also a food-lovers paradise, blessed with land that produces magnificent wild mushrooms, delicious Jabugo ham, and some of the world’s best olive oil and seafood. Many of these dishes go back to Moorish times and each of the eight provinces has their own special dish: pork loin with pear and hazelnuts; prawns baked in salt with mango, chilli, coriander salsa; a rather boozy Barbary fig margarita.

Written in Jose’s signature fuss-free style, this is genuine, bold-tasting Spanish food, easily made at home. Settle in for the evening with a glass of wine, delicious tasters, and some excellent company, as Jose cooks and talks about the food of Andalusia.