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'Spain... On the Road Again' DVD (4 Discs) (DV-03)

Raucous Tour of Spain with Mario Batali, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Bittman and Claudia Bassols

Price: $39.95
'Spain... On the Road Again' DVD (4 Discs)

Description

  • A culinary road trip around Spain
  • Four food fanatics as hosts
  • 4 DVDs - running time 690 minutes

'Spain... On the Road Again' is a lively series featuring the great culinary traditions of Spain's regions as experienced by four travelers zooming between locations in Mercedes Benzes. At first we worried that the big personalities of the hosts would bury the subject matter, but we are happy to see that Mario Batali, Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, as well as Spanish actress Claudia Bassols, focus most of the spotlight on the amazing foods of Spain.

The fact that the hosts obviously love Spain, and are interested in learning new things, really makes the show work. There is lots of snappy dialogue and joking around, but an appreciation for the food and culture of Spain is the grounding factor.

Here is what the producers of the show say about this DVD:

Get ready for the road trip of a lifetime!

From the seaside cliffs of Mallorca to the bustling tapas bars and majestic museums of Barcelona, this is the ultimate road trip across Spain. Academy Award®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, celebrity chef Mario Batali, celebrated author Mark Bittman (How to Cook Everything), and Spanish actress Claudia Bassols embark on a ten-week tour of a country at the forefront of the culinary and cultural worlds.

Each episode finds the four in a new locale, from learning how Cava is made in Catalunya to meeting the famed pigs of Salamanca, as they steadily reveal the undiscovered delights of a country brimming with gastronomic and aesthetic treasures.

DVD Features: Deleted Scenes; Filmmaker Audio Commentary; Behind the Scenes

based on 2 reviews

  • JuanCarlos - Houston, Texas  
    "Too pretentious and pompous! The video series would have been better without Gwyneth Paltrow (extremely annoying when she is not playing a managed role); and with a Spanish chef rather than Mario."
  • jdewitt8  
    "Excellent video series with a good mix of culture and cuisine!"

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