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News | Dec 03 2018

José Pizarro Takes to the Stage at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham

The Spanish chef prepared two dishes from his Basque cookbook as part of The Big Kitchen portion of the 4-day event

A slew of top chefs and foodies got together recently at the winter edition of the BBC Good Food Show. Held at the Birmingham National Exhibition Center, this event ran from November 29th to December 2nd. The show offered shopping and inspiration, a range of amazing brands and independent artisans and exhibitors, and cooking presentations by some of the best chefs and experts in the UK and the world.

Spanish food was front and center when chef José Pizarro got on stage as part of The Big Kitchen portion of the event. This supertheater is one of the highlights of the show, as celebrity chefs shared some of their best holiday recipes by offering live cooking demo. On November 30th, Pizarro took to the stage and recreated two of the dishes in his cookbook, Basque: Spanish Recipes from San Sebastian and Beyond.

Pizarro is a household name in the UK, and runs a very popular group of restaurants, among them Little José, José Pizarro, José Tapas Bar, and Pizarro Restaurant. He has published several cookbooks, such as Seasonal Spanish Food, Spanish Flavours, and Catalonia: Spanish Recipes from Barcelona and Beyond. He has been a tireless advocate for Spanish food in the UK, and has played a key role in increasing its popularity there.

José Pizarro Takes to the Stage at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham / @BBC Good Food Show
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