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Trotamundos con el famoso chef Mario Batali: una mirada privilegiada

Trotamundos con el famoso chef Mario Batali: una mirada privilegiada


Hay pocas personas que viajen mejor que el chef y restaurador Mario Batali. Mario Batali es un profesional y todos podemos aprender algo de su forma de deambular por el mundo.

El chef ha estado muy ocupado este año. Acaba de regresar de un viaje a Italia y está dando los toques finales a su restaurante más nuevo, La Sirena (sígalos en Insta aquí) en el legendario Maritime Hotel de Chelsea.

Aún así, nos las arreglamos para enganchar unos minutos con Mario para descubrir sus mejores consejos y trucos para ser un maestro trotamundos.

Yahoo Travel: ¿Cuáles son sus artículos imprescindibles?

Mario Batali: El cargador de mi teléfono, mi iPod y un traje de baño para los largos largos de la mañana.

Yahoo Travel: ¿Lleva algún recuerdo con usted en viajes largos para recordarle su hogar?

Mario Batali: Nunca he pasado mucho tiempo sin mi familia, pero tengo una foto encuadernada en cuero de Susi y los chicos en un traghetto en Venecia que llevo en mi kit de dop.

Yahoo Travel: ¿Dónde está tu destino favorito? ¿Es lo mismo que tu destino culinario favorito?

Mario Batali: Tengo debilidad por Emilia Romagna. Viví allí durante años y para mí, la comida de Bolonia me lleva a un lugar feliz y especial. Pero también me encanta Asia: Hong Kong, Singapur y Vietnam… ¡¡mmm !!!

Yahoo Travel: Cuando viaja a un lugar nuevo, ¿lo investiga de antemano? ¿Qué tipo de herramientas utilizas?

Mario Batali: Definitivamente, mucha investigación. Siempre recojo un Se acabó el tiempo para cualquier ciudad a la que me dirija. Le pido a mi asistente que haga una lista de acontecimientos culturales y lea el periódico local para averiguar qué está sucediendo en la escena gastronómica. A veces me comunico con los editores de alimentos locales para obtener sus consejos. Me encanta planificar con anticipación, al menos un esqueleto del viaje, y luego, pase lo que pase después de eso.

Yahoo Travel: ¿Cuál es la mejor comida que ha comido mientras viajaba? ¿Fue una experiencia culinaria planificada o encontrada orgánicamente?

Mario Batali: El año pasado, mi comida de mercado favorita de origen orgánico fue un pastel relleno de carne en un pequeño mercado callejero en Sao Paolo. Cargué con la salsa picante casera de esta familia y estaba en el cielo.

Yahoo Travel: ¿Alguno de sus viajes ha inspirado alguno de sus platos de autor? ¿De ser asi, cuales?

Mario Batali: Gran parte de lo que hay en el menú de Babbo está inspirado en mi tiempo en Emilia Romagna. Una gran parte del menú de Casa Mono está inspirada en los platos que comía en España cuando mi familia y yo vivíamos allí durante mis años de escuela secundaria.

Yahoo Travel: Como experto en cocina italiana, Italia debe ser un destino relativamente frecuente para ti. ¿Cuáles son tus lugares favoritos en Italia para viajar? ¿Cuáles son tus cosas favoritas para comer mientras estás allí?

Mario Batali: Habré viajado a Italia tres veces este año a partir de diciembre y encuentro algo nuevo y cautivador sobre el país cada vez que lo visito. Puedo ser feliz en casi cualquier patio de trattoria con un chorrito de Aperol en la mano.

Yahoo Travel: ¿Qué ciudad o país te ha inspirado más?

Mario Batali: Más recientemente fue Ruanda y Nigeria cuando viajé allí con (RED) y Bono. En cuanto a la comida, el mercado de Lagos estaba fuera de este mundo y volví con tanta energía para probar nuevas especias y proteínas tostadas utilizando diferentes técnicas. Pero, en general, la gente de Ruanda, su generosidad y espíritu, fue de lejos la parte más impresionante del viaje.

Yahoo Travel: ¿Cuál es una costumbre culinaria practicada en el extranjero que desearía que adoptaran los estadounidenses?

Mario Batali: Eructar como cumplidos al chef es muy divertido

Yahoo Travel: ¿Cuál es la lección culinaria más valiosa que ha aprendido en el extranjero?

Mario Batali: Puedes aprender la técnica de la cocina sin usar palabras, solo observando y prestando atención.

Yahoo Travel: Si pudieras comer cualquier cosa en este mismo momento, ¿qué sería y de dónde sería?

Mario Batali: Linguine con almejas y una copa fría de vermentino toscano consumido en la terraza de Il Pellicano en la costa toscana.

Yahoo Travel: ¿Cuál es tu comida más memorable?

Mario Batali: Flower Drum en Melbourne. 10 platos 10 vinos todos animales enteros o cosas que comienzan con langostinos, luego abulón y luego cangrejo real blanco y luego un cochinillo entero

Yahoo Travel: ¿Los mejores consejos para viajar?

Mario Batali: Nunca facture maletas, nunca, y tome el tren si su vuelo es de menos de 2 horas; toma la misma cantidad de tiempo y es una experiencia más placentera.

Yahoo Travel: ¿Cómo planeas?

Mario Batali: Con un gran agente de viajes: Mikey Holtz en smart flyer

Yahoo Travel: ¿Cómo decides dónde comer?

Mario Batali: Pregúntale a los lugareños y pregúntale a cualquier persona que conozca o en quien confíe, lo más importante es que sigo mi olfato

Yahoo Travel: ¿Qué tipo de hoteles te gustan?

Mario Batali: Me gusta la mejor habitación en el mejor hotel de la ciudad, admito que soy un snob de hotel. Es mi vicio. Si viajo fuera de mi casa, quiero que sea lujoso.

Yahoo Travel: ¿Es usted una persona que se sienta en la ventana o en el pasillo?

Mario Batali: ¡Ventana al pasillo, 1A bebé!

Yahoo Travel: ¿Aplicaciones o guía?

Mario Batali: Guías. Soy de la vieja escuela.

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Este artículo fue publicado originalmente el 10 de noviembre de 2015 por Jo Piazza.


Viaje culinario por carretera del chef Mario Batali

Cuando el galardonado chef Mario Batali hace un viaje por carretera, puede apostar que la carne seca de la estación de servicio y los refrescos gigantes no son lo único en el menú. Mario recientemente hizo un viaje que a cualquier entusiasta le haría la boca agua: un viaje por carretera por España sin otro destino que una buena comida.

Aunque Oprah y Gayle tuvieron juntos su propia aventura infame en un viaje por carretera, ella dice que la búsqueda culinaria de Mario es mucho más su estilo. "Ese sería realmente el viaje de mis sueños de mi vida", dice Oprah.

Mario está literalmente comiendo su camino a través de España para el especial de PBS España. En la carretera de nuevo. Conocido por su atrevida cocina en Iron Chef America y un encanto más grande que la vida, Mario tiene seis libros de cocina populares y ha construido un imperio de restaurantes con 13 restaurantes de primera categoría.

Mario no viajó solo & # 8212 su amigo Oscar & # 174, la actriz ganadora Gwyneth Paltrow vino al viaje. Mario dice que la idea del programa surgió durante una cena. "Estoy hablando en esta fiesta, y Gwyneth dice: 'Bueno, Dios, no me excluyas de eso'", dice. "Y comenzamos a armar todo este plan, y como que se tramó".

Aunque Mario es conocido por su comida italiana, tanto él como Gwyneth pensaron que España era el lugar perfecto. "Hice un intercambio en España cuando estaba en la escuela secundaria, y Mario vivió allí en la escuela secundaria. & # 160Siempre hablamos de cuánto amamos a España y cómo la gente está más familiarizada con Italia y otros países", dice Gwyneth. "Queríamos entrar allí, abrirlo y mostrarle al mundo cómo comen los españoles y cómo es la vida porque es un país increíble".

El viaje por carretera se prolongó durante muchas semanas, pero Gwyneth dice que se involucró un poco de magia cinematográfica para que aún pudiera pasar tiempo en casa con sus hijos. "Estaban en un viaje por carretera, y yo volaba y hacía dos días y luego volaba a casa", dice.

Con su cola de caballo y sus característicos Crocs anaranjados, Mario es fácilmente reconocido en Nueva York, hogar de ocho de sus restaurantes aclamados por la crítica. En España, sin embargo, dice que Gwyneth fue verdaderamente la estrella. "Habla con el acento madridano más hermoso que jamás hayas escuchado en tu vida", dice. "Es preciosa, y todo el que habla con ella en España se enamora de ella".

Mientras viaja de pueblo en pueblo y disfruta del sabor local, Gwyneth dice que era fácil mantenerse alejado de la mala comida de las gasolineras que la gente suele asociar con los viajes por carretera. "Es más fresco", dice ella. "También tienen comida chatarra, pero creo que comen de una manera más rústica y brio".

Por supuesto, nadie es perfecto. "En España les encantan las patatas fritas, y en realidad lo que verás en el programa cuando Gwyneth se acerque a las patatas fritas & # 8212 es como un agujero negro", dice Mario. "Simplemente se meten en la boca".

Para traer el sabor español a casa, Mario y Gwyneth comparten algunos platos de su libro de cocina. España. Un viaje culinario por carretera, que contiene todas las recetas de las que se enamoraron mientras viajaban.

"Estamos haciendo paella, que es probablemente el plato más famoso de toda España", dice Mario. & quot; En cada región diferente, hay diferentes tipos de paella. Me gusta pensar en ella como una especie de lienzo en el que puedes pintar. "Aunque la paella se considera tradicionalmente como un plato de mariscos, Mario dice que puedes poner lo que quieras en ella y mdash pollo, conejo, chorizo ​​y mdashor la hacen completamente vegetariana.

El primer paso para perfeccionar la paella, según Mario, es utilizar una paellera. Si no tiene uno, dice que una sartén para saltear será suficiente. "Estás un paso más allá de una excelente paella", dice.

Mario entiende que las mamás del mundo no tienen mucho tiempo para cocinar ni energía para pensar en nuevas ideas cada noche. "Es un trabajo realmente serio, y mantener a los niños interesados ​​en la comida saludable es algo muy importante en Estados Unidos", dice.

Dos mamás ocupadas, Monique y Maria, se unen a Mario a través de Skype y cambian desde las cocinas de sus casas en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte y Orlando, Florida, para cocinar con Mario mientras él prepara una comida rápida y fácil. Monique y María siguen mientras Mario cocina espárragos alla plancha, que según Mario significa espárragos cocidos en una sartén, y flamenquines, un plato de cerdo español.

¡Las flamenquines son chuletas de cerdo con una pequeña sorpresa en el interior y más carne de cerdo! Mario usa jamón serrano, pero dice que puedes usar jamón serrano o lo que tengas. "Puedes poner jamón de campo, puedes poner lo que quieras", dice. "La idea es simplemente asegurarse de que, además de la chuleta de cerdo, haya un poco más de cerdo en el interior".

Con todo el tiempo que Mario pasa en la cocina, ha elaborado una lista de cosas sin las que simplemente no puede vivir.

Aunque la pasta casera parece ser un asunto de todo el día, Mario dice que uno de sus electrodomésticos de cocina favoritos hace que la pasta fresca sea muy fácil. "Una de mis cosas favoritas es este accesorio para pasta en su batidora Kitchen Aid que hace que hacer pasta sea el doble de rápido y el doble de divertido", dice. "Lo que realmente te das cuenta cuando tienes algo así es que la pasta fresca está literalmente a ocho o 10 minutos de distancia".

La siguiente cosa favorita de Mario parece provenir del departamento de herramientas y el rallador de queso Microplane # 8212a. Mario dice que la parrilla fina saca lo mejor del queso. "Cuando tienes este tipo de queso encima, no tienes que comer tanto queso y obtienes esa cobertura increíble y ese sabor delicado", dice. "Cuando se habla de comida italiana realmente buena y comida española realmente buena, se trata de equilibrio. No se trata tanto de todo, sino de mucho. Hay la cantidad justa de todo de la manera correcta, y eso es lo que lo hace tan bueno. "

En la cocina de Gwyneth, la cocina saludable se ha convertido en una forma de vida. Ella dice que su aparato favorito número uno es el vaporizador Gaggenau. "Es una especie de inversión, pero honestamente, es lo mejor que hay en mi cocina", dice. & quotPuedes hacer que las verduras al vapor, el pescado, el arroz y los mdashits sean increíbles. Recalentamos la comida en ella para que no tengas que ponerla en el microondas ''.

Gwyneth dice que le encanta tomar una copa de vino mientras cocina y ha encontrado un artilugio que mantiene frescas sus botellas medio llenas. "En mi casa, siempre sobra vino", dice. Simplemente coloque el protector de vino encima de la botella, bombee y el aire se succionará de la botella. "Y luego, al día siguiente, puedes tener la otra mitad de tu botella de vino", dice.


Viaje culinario por carretera del chef Mario Batali

Cuando el galardonado chef Mario Batali hace un viaje por carretera, puede apostar que la carne seca de la estación de servicio y los refrescos gigantes no son lo único en el menú. Mario recientemente hizo un viaje que a cualquier entusiasta le haría la boca agua: un viaje por carretera por España sin otro destino que una buena comida.

Aunque Oprah y Gayle tuvieron juntos su propia aventura infame en un viaje por carretera, ella dice que la búsqueda culinaria de Mario es mucho más su estilo. "Ese sería realmente el viaje de mis sueños de mi vida", dice Oprah.

Mario está literalmente comiendo su camino a través de España para el especial de PBS España. En la carretera de nuevo. Conocido por su atrevida cocina en Iron Chef America y un encanto más grande que la vida, Mario tiene seis libros de cocina populares y ha construido un imperio de restaurantes con 13 restaurantes de primera categoría.

Mario no viajó solo & # 8212 su amigo Oscar & # 174, la actriz ganadora Gwyneth Paltrow vino al viaje. Mario dice que la idea del programa surgió durante una cena. "Estoy hablando en esta fiesta, y Gwyneth dice: 'Bueno, Dios, no me excluyas de eso'", dice. "Y comenzamos a armar todo este plan, y como que se tramó".

Aunque Mario es conocido por su comida italiana, tanto él como Gwyneth pensaron que España era el lugar perfecto. "Hice un intercambio en España cuando estaba en la escuela secundaria, y Mario vivió allí en la escuela secundaria. & # 160Siempre hablamos de cuánto amamos a España y cómo la gente está más familiarizada con Italia y otros países", dice Gwyneth. "Queríamos entrar allí, abrirlo y mostrarle al mundo cómo comen los españoles y cómo es la vida porque es un país increíble".

El viaje por carretera se prolongó durante muchas semanas, pero Gwyneth dice que se involucró un poco de magia cinematográfica para que aún pudiera pasar tiempo en casa con sus hijos. "Estaban en un viaje por carretera, y yo volaba y hacía dos días y luego volaba a casa", dice.

Con su cola de caballo y sus característicos Crocs anaranjados, Mario es fácilmente reconocido en Nueva York, hogar de ocho de sus restaurantes aclamados por la crítica. En España, sin embargo, dice que Gwyneth fue verdaderamente la estrella. "Habla con el acento madridano más hermoso que jamás hayas escuchado en tu vida", dice. "Es preciosa, y todo el que habla con ella en España se enamora de ella".

Mientras viaja de pueblo en pueblo y se empapa del sabor local, Gwyneth dice que era fácil mantenerse alejado de la mala comida de las gasolineras que la gente suele asociar con los viajes por carretera. "Es más fresco", dice ella. "También tienen comida chatarra, pero creo que comen de una manera más rústica y brio".

Por supuesto, nadie es perfecto. "En España les encantan las patatas fritas, y en realidad lo que verás en el programa cuando Gwyneth se acerque a las patatas fritas & # 8212 es como un agujero negro", dice Mario. "Simplemente se meten en la boca".

Para traer el sabor español a casa, Mario y Gwyneth comparten algunos platos de su libro de cocina. España. Un viaje culinario por carretera, que contiene todas las recetas de las que se enamoraron mientras viajaban.

"Estamos haciendo paella, que es probablemente el plato más famoso de toda España", dice Mario. & quot; En cada región diferente, hay diferentes tipos de paella. Me gusta pensar en ella como una especie de lienzo en el que puedes pintar. "Aunque la paella se considera tradicionalmente como un plato de mariscos, Mario dice que puedes poner lo que quieras en ella y mdash pollo, conejo, chorizo ​​y mdashor la hacen completamente vegetariana.

El primer paso para perfeccionar la paella, según Mario, es utilizar una paellera. Si no tiene uno, dice que una sartén para saltear será suficiente. "Estás un paso más allá de una excelente paella", dice.

Mario entiende que las mamás del mundo no tienen mucho tiempo para cocinar ni energía para pensar en nuevas ideas cada noche. "Es un trabajo realmente serio, y mantener a los niños interesados ​​en la comida saludable es una gran cosa en Estados Unidos", dice.

Dos mamás ocupadas, Monique y Maria, se unen a Mario a través de Skype y cambian desde las cocinas de sus casas en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte y Orlando, Florida, para cocinar con Mario mientras él prepara una comida rápida y fácil. Monique y María siguen mientras Mario cocina espárragos alla plancha, que según Mario significa espárragos cocidos en una sartén, y flamenquines, un plato de cerdo español.

¡Las flamenquines son chuletas de cerdo con una pequeña sorpresa en el interior y más carne de cerdo! Mario usa jamón serrano, pero dice que puedes usar jamón serrano o lo que tengas. "Puedes poner jamón de campo, puedes poner lo que quieras", dice. "La idea es simplemente asegurarse de que, además de la chuleta de cerdo, haya un poco más de cerdo en el interior".

Con todo el tiempo que Mario pasa en la cocina, ha elaborado una lista de cosas sin las que simplemente no puede vivir.

Aunque la pasta casera parece ser un asunto de todo el día, Mario dice que uno de sus electrodomésticos de cocina favoritos hace que la pasta fresca sea muy fácil. "Una de mis cosas favoritas es este accesorio para pasta en su batidora Kitchen Aid que hace que hacer pasta sea el doble de rápido y el doble de divertido", dice. "Lo que realmente te das cuenta cuando tienes algo así es que la pasta fresca está literalmente a ocho o 10 minutos de distancia".

La siguiente cosa favorita de Mario parece provenir del departamento de herramientas y el rallador de queso Microplane # 8212a. Mario dice que la parrilla fina saca lo mejor del queso. "Cuando tienes este tipo de queso encima, no tienes que comer tanto queso y obtienes esa cobertura increíble y ese sabor delicado", dice. "Cuando se habla de comida italiana realmente buena y comida española realmente buena, se trata de equilibrio. No se trata tanto de todo, sino de mucho. Hay la cantidad justa de todo de la manera correcta, y eso es lo que lo hace tan bueno. "

En la cocina de Gwyneth, la cocina saludable se ha convertido en una forma de vida. Ella dice que su aparato favorito número uno es el vaporizador Gaggenau. "Es una especie de inversión, pero honestamente, es lo mejor que hay en mi cocina", dice. & quotPuedes hacer que las verduras al vapor, el pescado, el arroz y los mdashits sean increíbles. Recalentamos la comida en ella para que no tengas que ponerla en el microondas ''.

Gwyneth dice que le encanta tomar una copa de vino mientras cocina y ha encontrado un artilugio que mantiene frescas sus botellas medio llenas. "En mi casa, siempre sobra vino", dice. Simplemente coloque el protector de vino encima de la botella, bombee y el aire se succionará de la botella. "Y luego, al día siguiente, puedes tener la otra mitad de tu botella de vino", dice.


Viaje culinario por carretera del chef Mario Batali

Cuando el galardonado chef Mario Batali hace un viaje por carretera, puede apostar que la carne seca de la estación de servicio y los refrescos gigantes no son lo único en el menú. Mario recientemente hizo un viaje que a cualquier entusiasta le haría la boca agua: un viaje por carretera por España sin otro destino que una buena comida.

Aunque Oprah y Gayle tuvieron juntos su propia aventura infame en un viaje por carretera, ella dice que la búsqueda culinaria de Mario es mucho más su estilo. "Ese sería realmente el viaje de mis sueños de mi vida", dice Oprah.

Mario está literalmente comiendo su camino a través de España para el especial de PBS España. En la carretera de nuevo. Conocido por su atrevida cocina en Iron Chef America y un encanto más grande que la vida, Mario tiene seis libros de cocina populares y ha construido un imperio de restaurantes con 13 restaurantes de primera categoría.

Mario no viajó solo & # 8212 su amigo Oscar & # 174, la actriz ganadora Gwyneth Paltrow vino al viaje. Mario dice que la idea del programa surgió durante una cena. "Estoy hablando en esta fiesta, y Gwyneth dice: 'Bueno, Dios, no me excluyas de eso'", dice. "Y comenzamos a armar todo este plan, y como que se concretó".

Aunque Mario es conocido por su comida italiana, tanto él como Gwyneth pensaron que España era el lugar perfecto. "Hice un intercambio en España cuando estaba en el bachillerato, y Mario vivió allí en el bachillerato. & # 160Siempre hablamos de cuánto amamos a España y de cómo la gente está más familiarizada con Italia y otros países", dice Gwyneth. "Queríamos entrar allí, abrirlo y mostrarle al mundo cómo comen los españoles y cómo es la vida porque es un país increíble".

El viaje por carretera se prolongó durante muchas semanas, pero Gwyneth dice que se involucró un poco de magia cinematográfica para que aún pudiera pasar tiempo en casa con sus hijos. "Estaban en un viaje por carretera, y yo volaba y hacía dos días y luego volaba a casa", dice.

Con su cola de caballo y sus característicos Crocs anaranjados, Mario es fácilmente reconocido en Nueva York, hogar de ocho de sus restaurantes aclamados por la crítica. En España, sin embargo, dice que Gwyneth fue verdaderamente la estrella. "Habla con el acento madridano más hermoso que jamás hayas escuchado en tu vida", dice. "Es preciosa, y todo el que habla con ella en España se enamora de ella".

Mientras viaja de pueblo en pueblo y se empapa del sabor local, Gwyneth dice que era fácil mantenerse alejado de la mala comida de las gasolineras que la gente suele asociar con los viajes por carretera. "Es más fresco", dice ella. "También tienen comida chatarra, pero creo que comen de una manera más rústica y brio".

Por supuesto, nadie es perfecto. "En España les encantan las patatas fritas, y en realidad lo que verás en el programa cuando Gwyneth se acerque a las patatas fritas & # 8212 es como un agujero negro", dice Mario. "Simplemente se meten en la boca".

Para traer el sabor español a casa, Mario y Gwyneth comparten algunos platos de su libro de cocina. España. Un viaje culinario por carretera, que contiene todas las recetas de las que se enamoraron mientras viajaban.

"Estamos haciendo paella, que es probablemente el plato más famoso de toda España", dice Mario. & quot; En cada región diferente, hay diferentes tipos de paella. Me gusta pensar en ella como una especie de lienzo en el que puedes pintar. "Aunque la paella se considera tradicionalmente como un plato de mariscos, Mario dice que puedes poner lo que quieras en ella y mdash pollo, conejo, chorizo ​​y mdashor la hacen completamente vegetariana.

El primer paso para perfeccionar la paella, según Mario, es utilizar una paellera. Si no tiene uno, dice que una sartén para saltear será suficiente. "Estás un paso más allá de una excelente paella", dice.

Mario entiende que las mamás del mundo no tienen mucho tiempo para cocinar ni energía para pensar en nuevas ideas cada noche. "Es un trabajo realmente serio, y mantener a los niños interesados ​​en la comida saludable es algo muy importante en Estados Unidos", dice.

Dos mamás ocupadas, Monique y Maria, se unen a Mario a través de Skype y cambian desde las cocinas de sus casas en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte y Orlando, Florida, para cocinar con Mario mientras él prepara una comida rápida y fácil. Monique y María siguen mientras Mario cocina espárragos alla plancha, que según Mario significa espárragos cocidos en una sartén, y flamenquines, un plato de cerdo español.

¡Las flamenquines son chuletas de cerdo con una pequeña sorpresa en el interior y más carne de cerdo! Mario usa jamón serrano, pero dice que puedes usar jamón serrano o lo que tengas. "Puedes poner jamón de campo, puedes poner lo que quieras", dice. "La idea es simplemente asegurarse de que, además de la chuleta de cerdo, haya un poco más de cerdo en el interior".

Con todo el tiempo que Mario pasa en la cocina, ha elaborado una lista de cosas sin las que simplemente no puede vivir.

Aunque la pasta casera parece ser un asunto de todo el día, Mario dice que uno de sus electrodomésticos de cocina favoritos hace que la pasta fresca sea muy fácil. "Una de mis cosas favoritas es este accesorio para pasta en su batidora Kitchen Aid que hace que hacer pasta sea el doble de rápido y el doble de divertido", dice. "Lo que realmente te das cuenta cuando tienes algo así es que la pasta fresca está literalmente a ocho o 10 minutos de distancia".

La siguiente cosa favorita de Mario parece provenir del departamento de herramientas y el rallador de queso Microplane # 8212a. Mario dice que la parrilla fina saca lo mejor del queso. "Cuando tienes este tipo de queso encima, no tienes que comer tanto queso y obtienes esa cobertura increíble y ese sabor delicado", dice. "Cuando se habla de comida italiana realmente buena y comida española realmente buena, se trata de equilibrio. No se trata tanto de todo, sino de mucho. Hay la cantidad justa de todo de la manera correcta, y eso es lo que lo hace tan bueno. "

En la cocina de Gwyneth, la cocina saludable se ha convertido en una forma de vida. Ella dice que su aparato favorito número uno es el vaporizador Gaggenau. "Es una especie de inversión, pero honestamente, es lo mejor que hay en mi cocina", dice. & quotPuedes hacer que las verduras al vapor, el pescado, el arroz y las mdashits sean increíbles. Recalentamos la comida en ella para que no tengas que ponerla en el microondas ''.

Gwyneth dice que le encanta tomar una copa de vino mientras cocina y ha encontrado un artilugio que mantiene frescas sus botellas medio llenas. "En mi casa, siempre sobra vino", dice. Simplemente coloque el protector de vino encima de la botella, bombee y el aire se succionará de la botella. "Y luego, al día siguiente, puedes tener la otra mitad de tu botella de vino", dice.


Viaje culinario por carretera del chef Mario Batali

Cuando el galardonado chef Mario Batali hace un viaje por carretera, puede apostar que la carne seca de la estación de servicio y los refrescos gigantes no son lo único en el menú. Mario recientemente hizo un viaje que cualquier entusiasta de la comida salivaría: un viaje por carretera por España sin otro destino que una buena comida.

Aunque Oprah y Gayle tuvieron juntos su propia aventura infame en un viaje por carretera, ella dice que la búsqueda culinaria de Mario es mucho más su estilo. "Ese sería realmente el viaje de mis sueños de mi vida", dice Oprah.

Mario está literalmente comiendo su camino a través de España para el especial de PBS España. En la carretera de nuevo. Conocido por su atrevida cocina en Iron Chef America y un encanto más grande que la vida, Mario tiene seis libros de cocina populares y ha construido un imperio de restaurantes con 13 restaurantes de primera categoría.

Mario no viajó solo & # 8212su amigo Oscar & # 174, la actriz ganadora Gwyneth Paltrow vino al viaje. Mario dice que la idea del programa surgió durante una cena. "Estoy hablando en esta fiesta, y Gwyneth dice: 'Bueno, Dios, no me excluyas de eso'", dice. "Y comenzamos a armar todo este plan, y como que se tramó".

Aunque Mario es conocido por su comida italiana, tanto él como Gwyneth pensaron que España era el lugar perfecto. "Hice un intercambio en España cuando estaba en la escuela secundaria, y Mario vivió allí en la escuela secundaria. & # 160Siempre hablamos de cuánto amamos a España y cómo la gente está más familiarizada con Italia y otros países", dice Gwyneth. "Queríamos entrar allí, abrirlo y mostrarle al mundo cómo comen los españoles y cómo es la vida porque es un país increíble".

El viaje por carretera se prolongó durante muchas semanas, pero Gwyneth dice que se involucró un poco de magia cinematográfica para que aún pudiera pasar tiempo en casa con sus hijos. "Estaban en un viaje por carretera, y yo volaba y hacía dos días y luego volaba a casa", dice.

Con su cola de caballo y sus característicos Crocs anaranjados, Mario es fácilmente reconocido en Nueva York, hogar de ocho de sus restaurantes aclamados por la crítica. En España, sin embargo, dice que Gwyneth fue verdaderamente la estrella. "Habla con el acento madridano más hermoso que jamás hayas escuchado en tu vida", dice. "Es preciosa, y todo el que habla con ella en España se enamora de ella".

Mientras viaja de pueblo en pueblo y se empapa del sabor local, Gwyneth dice que era fácil mantenerse alejado de la mala comida de las gasolineras que la gente suele asociar con los viajes por carretera. "Es más fresco", dice ella. "También tienen comida chatarra, pero creo que comen de una manera más rústica y brio".

Por supuesto, nadie es perfecto. "En España les encantan las patatas fritas, y en realidad lo que verás en el programa cuando Gwyneth se acerque a las patatas fritas & # 8212 es como un agujero negro", dice Mario. "Simplemente se meten en la boca".

Para llevar el sabor español a casa, Mario y Gwyneth comparten algunos platos de su libro de cocina. España. Un viaje culinario por carretera, que contiene todas las recetas de las que se enamoraron mientras viajaban.

"Estamos haciendo paella, que es probablemente el plato más famoso de toda España", dice Mario. & quot; En cada región diferente, hay diferentes tipos de paella. Me gusta pensar en ella como una especie de lienzo en el que puedes pintar. "Aunque la paella se considera tradicionalmente como un plato de mariscos, Mario dice que puedes poner lo que quieras en ella y mdash pollo, conejo, chorizo ​​y mdashor la hacen completamente vegetariana.

El primer paso para perfeccionar la paella, según Mario, es utilizar una paellera. Si no tiene uno, dice que una sartén para saltear será suficiente. "Estás un paso más allá de una excelente paella", dice.

Mario entiende que las mamás del mundo no tienen mucho tiempo para cocinar ni energía para pensar en nuevas ideas cada noche. "Es un trabajo realmente serio, y mantener a los niños interesados ​​en la comida saludable es algo muy importante en Estados Unidos", dice.

Dos mamás ocupadas, Monique y Maria, se unen a Mario a través de Skype y cambian desde las cocinas de sus casas en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte y Orlando, Florida, para cocinar con Mario mientras él prepara una comida rápida y fácil. Monique y María siguen mientras Mario cocina espárragos alla plancha, que según Mario significa espárragos cocidos en una sartén, y flamenquines, un plato de cerdo español.

¡Las flamenquines son chuletas de cerdo con una pequeña sorpresa en el interior y más carne de cerdo! Mario usa jamón serrano, pero dice que puedes usar jamón serrano o lo que tengas. "Puedes poner jamón de campo, puedes poner lo que quieras", dice. "La idea es simplemente asegurarse de que, además de la chuleta de cerdo, haya un poco más de cerdo en el interior".

Con todo el tiempo que Mario pasa en la cocina, ha elaborado una lista de cosas sin las que simplemente no puede vivir.

Aunque la pasta casera parece ser un asunto de todo el día, Mario dice que uno de sus electrodomésticos de cocina favoritos hace que la pasta fresca sea muy fácil. "Una de mis cosas favoritas es este accesorio para pasta en su batidora Kitchen Aid que hace que hacer pasta sea el doble de rápido y el doble de divertido", dice. "Lo que realmente te das cuenta cuando tienes algo así es que la pasta fresca está literalmente a ocho o 10 minutos de distancia".

La siguiente cosa favorita de Mario parece provenir del departamento de herramientas y el rallador de queso Microplane # 8212a. Mario dice que la parrilla fina saca lo mejor del queso. "Cuando tienes este tipo de queso encima, no tienes que comer tanto queso y obtienes esa cobertura increíble y ese sabor delicado", dice. "When you talk about really good Italian food and really good Spanish food, it's about balance. It's not so much about everything and lots of it. There's just the right amount of everything in the right way, and that's what makes it so good."

In Gwyneth's kitchen, healthy cooking has become a way of life. She says her number one favorite appliance is the Gaggenau steamer. "It's kind of an investment, but honestly, it's the best thing that's in my kitchen," she says. "You can make steamed veggies, fish, rice&mdashit's incredible. We reheat food in it so you don't have to zap it in the microwave."

Gwyneth says she loves to have a glass of wine while she cooks and has found a gizmo that keeps her half-full bottles fresh. "In my house, there's always wine left over," she says. Just place the wine saver on top of the bottle, pump, and the air is sucked out of the bottle. "And then the next day you can have the other half of your bottle of wine," she says.


Chef Mario Batali's Culinary Road Trip

When award-winning celebrity chef Mario Batali takes a road trip, you can bet gas station beef jerky and giant sodas aren't the only thing on the menu. Mario recently took a trip that any foodie would salivate over—a road trip across Spain with no destination other than a good meal.

Although Oprah and Gayle had their own infamous road trip adventure together, she says Mario's culinary quest is much more her style. "That would really be my dream trip of a lifetime," Oprah says.

Mario is literally eating his way across Spain for the PBS special Spain. On the Road Again. Known for his bold cuisine on Iron Chef America and larger-than-life charm, Mario has six popular cookbooks and has built a restaurant empire with 13 top-rated restaurants.

Mario didn't travel alone—his gal pal Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow came along for the ride. Mario says the idea for the show came up while at a dinner party. "I'm talking at this party, and Gwyneth says, 'Well, jeez, don't cut me out of that,'" he says. "And we started to put this whole plan together, and it just kind of hatched."

Although Mario is known for his Italian fare, both he and Gwyneth thought Spain was the perfect location. "I did an exchange in Spain when I was in high school, and Mario lived there in high school. We always talked about how much we love Spain and how people are more familiar with Italy and other countries," Gwyneth says. "We wanted to kind of get in there and break it open and show the world how Spanish people eat and what the life is like because it's such an incredible country."

The road trip went on for many weeks, but Gwyneth says a little film magic was involved so she could still spend time at home with her kids. "They were on a road trip, and I would fly in and do two days and then fly home," she says.

With his ponytail and signature orange Crocs, Mario is easily recognized in New York, the home to eight of his critically acclaimed restaurants. In Spain, however, he says Gwyneth was truly the star. "She speaks with the most beautiful Madridano accent you'll ever hear in your life," he says. "It's beautiful, and everyone that talks to her in Spain falls in love with her."

While traveling from town to town and soaking up the local flavor, Gwyneth says it was easy to stay away from the bad gas station food people typically associate with road trips. "It's more fresh," she says. "They have junk too, but I think they eat in a more rustic kind of brio way."

Of course, nobody's perfect. "In Spain they just love french fries, and actually what you'll see on the show when Gwyneth comes anywhere near french fries—it's like a black hole," Mario says. "They just go in her mouth."

To bring the Spanish flavor back home, Mario and Gwyneth are sharing a few dishes from their cookbook Spain. A Culinary Road Trip, which contains all the recipes they fell in love with while on the road.

"We're making paella, which is probably the most famous dish in all of Spain," Mario says. "In each different region, there are different kinds of paella. I like to think of it as kind of a canvas on which you can paint." Although paella is traditionally thought of as a seafood dish, Mario says you can put whatever you want in it&mdashchicken, rabbit, chorizo&mdashor make it completely vegetarian.

The first step to perfect paella, according to Mario, is to use a paella pan. If you don't have one, he says a sauté pan will suffice. "You're just one step further from excellent paella," he says.

Mario understands that the moms of the world don't have a lot of time to cook or the energy to think of new ideas each and every night. "It's a real serious job, and to keep the kids interested in healthy food is a big thing in America," he says.

Two busy moms, Monique and Maria, are joining Mario via Skype&trade from their home kitchens in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida, to cook with Mario as he prepares a quick and easy meal. Monique and Maria follow along as Mario cooks Asparagus Alla Plancha, which Mario says means skillet-cooked asparagus, and Flamenquines, a Spanish pork dish.

Flamenquines are pork chops with a little surprise inside&mdashmore pork! Mario uses jamon serrano, but he says you can use prosciutto or whatever you have. "You can put country ham, you can put anything you want in it," he says. "The idea is just to make sure that, in addition to the pork chop, there's a little more pork inside."

With all the time Mario spends in the kitchen, he's come up with a list of things he simply can't live without.

Although homemade pasta seems like it would be an all-day affair, Mario says one of his favorite kitchen appliances makes fresh pasta a breeze. "One of my favorite things is this pasta attachment on your Kitchen Aid mixer which makes making pasta twice as fast and twice as fun," he says. "What you really realize when you have something like that is that fresh pasta is literally eight to 10 minutes away."

Mario's next favorite thing looks like it came from the tool department—a Microplane cheese grater. Mario says the fine grate brings the best out of the cheese. "When you have this kind of cheese over stuff, you don't have to eat so much of the cheese and you get that incredible coverage and that delicate flavor," he says. "When you talk about really good Italian food and really good Spanish food, it's about balance. It's not so much about everything and lots of it. There's just the right amount of everything in the right way, and that's what makes it so good."

In Gwyneth's kitchen, healthy cooking has become a way of life. She says her number one favorite appliance is the Gaggenau steamer. "It's kind of an investment, but honestly, it's the best thing that's in my kitchen," she says. "You can make steamed veggies, fish, rice&mdashit's incredible. We reheat food in it so you don't have to zap it in the microwave."

Gwyneth says she loves to have a glass of wine while she cooks and has found a gizmo that keeps her half-full bottles fresh. "In my house, there's always wine left over," she says. Just place the wine saver on top of the bottle, pump, and the air is sucked out of the bottle. "And then the next day you can have the other half of your bottle of wine," she says.


Chef Mario Batali's Culinary Road Trip

When award-winning celebrity chef Mario Batali takes a road trip, you can bet gas station beef jerky and giant sodas aren't the only thing on the menu. Mario recently took a trip that any foodie would salivate over—a road trip across Spain with no destination other than a good meal.

Although Oprah and Gayle had their own infamous road trip adventure together, she says Mario's culinary quest is much more her style. "That would really be my dream trip of a lifetime," Oprah says.

Mario is literally eating his way across Spain for the PBS special Spain. On the Road Again. Known for his bold cuisine on Iron Chef America and larger-than-life charm, Mario has six popular cookbooks and has built a restaurant empire with 13 top-rated restaurants.

Mario didn't travel alone—his gal pal Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow came along for the ride. Mario says the idea for the show came up while at a dinner party. "I'm talking at this party, and Gwyneth says, 'Well, jeez, don't cut me out of that,'" he says. "And we started to put this whole plan together, and it just kind of hatched."

Although Mario is known for his Italian fare, both he and Gwyneth thought Spain was the perfect location. "I did an exchange in Spain when I was in high school, and Mario lived there in high school. We always talked about how much we love Spain and how people are more familiar with Italy and other countries," Gwyneth says. "We wanted to kind of get in there and break it open and show the world how Spanish people eat and what the life is like because it's such an incredible country."

The road trip went on for many weeks, but Gwyneth says a little film magic was involved so she could still spend time at home with her kids. "They were on a road trip, and I would fly in and do two days and then fly home," she says.

With his ponytail and signature orange Crocs, Mario is easily recognized in New York, the home to eight of his critically acclaimed restaurants. In Spain, however, he says Gwyneth was truly the star. "She speaks with the most beautiful Madridano accent you'll ever hear in your life," he says. "It's beautiful, and everyone that talks to her in Spain falls in love with her."

While traveling from town to town and soaking up the local flavor, Gwyneth says it was easy to stay away from the bad gas station food people typically associate with road trips. "It's more fresh," she says. "They have junk too, but I think they eat in a more rustic kind of brio way."

Of course, nobody's perfect. "In Spain they just love french fries, and actually what you'll see on the show when Gwyneth comes anywhere near french fries—it's like a black hole," Mario says. "They just go in her mouth."

To bring the Spanish flavor back home, Mario and Gwyneth are sharing a few dishes from their cookbook Spain. A Culinary Road Trip, which contains all the recipes they fell in love with while on the road.

"We're making paella, which is probably the most famous dish in all of Spain," Mario says. "In each different region, there are different kinds of paella. I like to think of it as kind of a canvas on which you can paint." Although paella is traditionally thought of as a seafood dish, Mario says you can put whatever you want in it&mdashchicken, rabbit, chorizo&mdashor make it completely vegetarian.

The first step to perfect paella, according to Mario, is to use a paella pan. If you don't have one, he says a sauté pan will suffice. "You're just one step further from excellent paella," he says.

Mario understands that the moms of the world don't have a lot of time to cook or the energy to think of new ideas each and every night. "It's a real serious job, and to keep the kids interested in healthy food is a big thing in America," he says.

Two busy moms, Monique and Maria, are joining Mario via Skype&trade from their home kitchens in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida, to cook with Mario as he prepares a quick and easy meal. Monique and Maria follow along as Mario cooks Asparagus Alla Plancha, which Mario says means skillet-cooked asparagus, and Flamenquines, a Spanish pork dish.

Flamenquines are pork chops with a little surprise inside&mdashmore pork! Mario uses jamon serrano, but he says you can use prosciutto or whatever you have. "You can put country ham, you can put anything you want in it," he says. "The idea is just to make sure that, in addition to the pork chop, there's a little more pork inside."

With all the time Mario spends in the kitchen, he's come up with a list of things he simply can't live without.

Although homemade pasta seems like it would be an all-day affair, Mario says one of his favorite kitchen appliances makes fresh pasta a breeze. "One of my favorite things is this pasta attachment on your Kitchen Aid mixer which makes making pasta twice as fast and twice as fun," he says. "What you really realize when you have something like that is that fresh pasta is literally eight to 10 minutes away."

Mario's next favorite thing looks like it came from the tool department—a Microplane cheese grater. Mario says the fine grate brings the best out of the cheese. "When you have this kind of cheese over stuff, you don't have to eat so much of the cheese and you get that incredible coverage and that delicate flavor," he says. "When you talk about really good Italian food and really good Spanish food, it's about balance. It's not so much about everything and lots of it. There's just the right amount of everything in the right way, and that's what makes it so good."

In Gwyneth's kitchen, healthy cooking has become a way of life. She says her number one favorite appliance is the Gaggenau steamer. "It's kind of an investment, but honestly, it's the best thing that's in my kitchen," she says. "You can make steamed veggies, fish, rice&mdashit's incredible. We reheat food in it so you don't have to zap it in the microwave."

Gwyneth says she loves to have a glass of wine while she cooks and has found a gizmo that keeps her half-full bottles fresh. "In my house, there's always wine left over," she says. Just place the wine saver on top of the bottle, pump, and the air is sucked out of the bottle. "And then the next day you can have the other half of your bottle of wine," she says.


Chef Mario Batali's Culinary Road Trip

When award-winning celebrity chef Mario Batali takes a road trip, you can bet gas station beef jerky and giant sodas aren't the only thing on the menu. Mario recently took a trip that any foodie would salivate over—a road trip across Spain with no destination other than a good meal.

Although Oprah and Gayle had their own infamous road trip adventure together, she says Mario's culinary quest is much more her style. "That would really be my dream trip of a lifetime," Oprah says.

Mario is literally eating his way across Spain for the PBS special Spain. On the Road Again. Known for his bold cuisine on Iron Chef America and larger-than-life charm, Mario has six popular cookbooks and has built a restaurant empire with 13 top-rated restaurants.

Mario didn't travel alone—his gal pal Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow came along for the ride. Mario says the idea for the show came up while at a dinner party. "I'm talking at this party, and Gwyneth says, 'Well, jeez, don't cut me out of that,'" he says. "And we started to put this whole plan together, and it just kind of hatched."

Although Mario is known for his Italian fare, both he and Gwyneth thought Spain was the perfect location. "I did an exchange in Spain when I was in high school, and Mario lived there in high school. We always talked about how much we love Spain and how people are more familiar with Italy and other countries," Gwyneth says. "We wanted to kind of get in there and break it open and show the world how Spanish people eat and what the life is like because it's such an incredible country."

The road trip went on for many weeks, but Gwyneth says a little film magic was involved so she could still spend time at home with her kids. "They were on a road trip, and I would fly in and do two days and then fly home," she says.

With his ponytail and signature orange Crocs, Mario is easily recognized in New York, the home to eight of his critically acclaimed restaurants. In Spain, however, he says Gwyneth was truly the star. "She speaks with the most beautiful Madridano accent you'll ever hear in your life," he says. "It's beautiful, and everyone that talks to her in Spain falls in love with her."

While traveling from town to town and soaking up the local flavor, Gwyneth says it was easy to stay away from the bad gas station food people typically associate with road trips. "It's more fresh," she says. "They have junk too, but I think they eat in a more rustic kind of brio way."

Of course, nobody's perfect. "In Spain they just love french fries, and actually what you'll see on the show when Gwyneth comes anywhere near french fries—it's like a black hole," Mario says. "They just go in her mouth."

To bring the Spanish flavor back home, Mario and Gwyneth are sharing a few dishes from their cookbook Spain. A Culinary Road Trip, which contains all the recipes they fell in love with while on the road.

"We're making paella, which is probably the most famous dish in all of Spain," Mario says. "In each different region, there are different kinds of paella. I like to think of it as kind of a canvas on which you can paint." Although paella is traditionally thought of as a seafood dish, Mario says you can put whatever you want in it&mdashchicken, rabbit, chorizo&mdashor make it completely vegetarian.

The first step to perfect paella, according to Mario, is to use a paella pan. If you don't have one, he says a sauté pan will suffice. "You're just one step further from excellent paella," he says.

Mario understands that the moms of the world don't have a lot of time to cook or the energy to think of new ideas each and every night. "It's a real serious job, and to keep the kids interested in healthy food is a big thing in America," he says.

Two busy moms, Monique and Maria, are joining Mario via Skype&trade from their home kitchens in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida, to cook with Mario as he prepares a quick and easy meal. Monique and Maria follow along as Mario cooks Asparagus Alla Plancha, which Mario says means skillet-cooked asparagus, and Flamenquines, a Spanish pork dish.

Flamenquines are pork chops with a little surprise inside&mdashmore pork! Mario uses jamon serrano, but he says you can use prosciutto or whatever you have. "You can put country ham, you can put anything you want in it," he says. "The idea is just to make sure that, in addition to the pork chop, there's a little more pork inside."

With all the time Mario spends in the kitchen, he's come up with a list of things he simply can't live without.

Although homemade pasta seems like it would be an all-day affair, Mario says one of his favorite kitchen appliances makes fresh pasta a breeze. "One of my favorite things is this pasta attachment on your Kitchen Aid mixer which makes making pasta twice as fast and twice as fun," he says. "What you really realize when you have something like that is that fresh pasta is literally eight to 10 minutes away."

Mario's next favorite thing looks like it came from the tool department—a Microplane cheese grater. Mario says the fine grate brings the best out of the cheese. "When you have this kind of cheese over stuff, you don't have to eat so much of the cheese and you get that incredible coverage and that delicate flavor," he says. "When you talk about really good Italian food and really good Spanish food, it's about balance. It's not so much about everything and lots of it. There's just the right amount of everything in the right way, and that's what makes it so good."

In Gwyneth's kitchen, healthy cooking has become a way of life. She says her number one favorite appliance is the Gaggenau steamer. "It's kind of an investment, but honestly, it's the best thing that's in my kitchen," she says. "You can make steamed veggies, fish, rice&mdashit's incredible. We reheat food in it so you don't have to zap it in the microwave."

Gwyneth says she loves to have a glass of wine while she cooks and has found a gizmo that keeps her half-full bottles fresh. "In my house, there's always wine left over," she says. Just place the wine saver on top of the bottle, pump, and the air is sucked out of the bottle. "And then the next day you can have the other half of your bottle of wine," she says.


Chef Mario Batali's Culinary Road Trip

When award-winning celebrity chef Mario Batali takes a road trip, you can bet gas station beef jerky and giant sodas aren't the only thing on the menu. Mario recently took a trip that any foodie would salivate over—a road trip across Spain with no destination other than a good meal.

Although Oprah and Gayle had their own infamous road trip adventure together, she says Mario's culinary quest is much more her style. "That would really be my dream trip of a lifetime," Oprah says.

Mario is literally eating his way across Spain for the PBS special Spain. On the Road Again. Known for his bold cuisine on Iron Chef America and larger-than-life charm, Mario has six popular cookbooks and has built a restaurant empire with 13 top-rated restaurants.

Mario didn't travel alone—his gal pal Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow came along for the ride. Mario says the idea for the show came up while at a dinner party. "I'm talking at this party, and Gwyneth says, 'Well, jeez, don't cut me out of that,'" he says. "And we started to put this whole plan together, and it just kind of hatched."

Although Mario is known for his Italian fare, both he and Gwyneth thought Spain was the perfect location. "I did an exchange in Spain when I was in high school, and Mario lived there in high school. We always talked about how much we love Spain and how people are more familiar with Italy and other countries," Gwyneth says. "We wanted to kind of get in there and break it open and show the world how Spanish people eat and what the life is like because it's such an incredible country."

The road trip went on for many weeks, but Gwyneth says a little film magic was involved so she could still spend time at home with her kids. "They were on a road trip, and I would fly in and do two days and then fly home," she says.

With his ponytail and signature orange Crocs, Mario is easily recognized in New York, the home to eight of his critically acclaimed restaurants. In Spain, however, he says Gwyneth was truly the star. "She speaks with the most beautiful Madridano accent you'll ever hear in your life," he says. "It's beautiful, and everyone that talks to her in Spain falls in love with her."

While traveling from town to town and soaking up the local flavor, Gwyneth says it was easy to stay away from the bad gas station food people typically associate with road trips. "It's more fresh," she says. "They have junk too, but I think they eat in a more rustic kind of brio way."

Of course, nobody's perfect. "In Spain they just love french fries, and actually what you'll see on the show when Gwyneth comes anywhere near french fries—it's like a black hole," Mario says. "They just go in her mouth."

To bring the Spanish flavor back home, Mario and Gwyneth are sharing a few dishes from their cookbook Spain. A Culinary Road Trip, which contains all the recipes they fell in love with while on the road.

"We're making paella, which is probably the most famous dish in all of Spain," Mario says. "In each different region, there are different kinds of paella. I like to think of it as kind of a canvas on which you can paint." Although paella is traditionally thought of as a seafood dish, Mario says you can put whatever you want in it&mdashchicken, rabbit, chorizo&mdashor make it completely vegetarian.

The first step to perfect paella, according to Mario, is to use a paella pan. If you don't have one, he says a sauté pan will suffice. "You're just one step further from excellent paella," he says.

Mario understands that the moms of the world don't have a lot of time to cook or the energy to think of new ideas each and every night. "It's a real serious job, and to keep the kids interested in healthy food is a big thing in America," he says.

Two busy moms, Monique and Maria, are joining Mario via Skype&trade from their home kitchens in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida, to cook with Mario as he prepares a quick and easy meal. Monique and Maria follow along as Mario cooks Asparagus Alla Plancha, which Mario says means skillet-cooked asparagus, and Flamenquines, a Spanish pork dish.

Flamenquines are pork chops with a little surprise inside&mdashmore pork! Mario uses jamon serrano, but he says you can use prosciutto or whatever you have. "You can put country ham, you can put anything you want in it," he says. "The idea is just to make sure that, in addition to the pork chop, there's a little more pork inside."

With all the time Mario spends in the kitchen, he's come up with a list of things he simply can't live without.

Although homemade pasta seems like it would be an all-day affair, Mario says one of his favorite kitchen appliances makes fresh pasta a breeze. "One of my favorite things is this pasta attachment on your Kitchen Aid mixer which makes making pasta twice as fast and twice as fun," he says. "What you really realize when you have something like that is that fresh pasta is literally eight to 10 minutes away."

Mario's next favorite thing looks like it came from the tool department—a Microplane cheese grater. Mario says the fine grate brings the best out of the cheese. "When you have this kind of cheese over stuff, you don't have to eat so much of the cheese and you get that incredible coverage and that delicate flavor," he says. "When you talk about really good Italian food and really good Spanish food, it's about balance. It's not so much about everything and lots of it. There's just the right amount of everything in the right way, and that's what makes it so good."

In Gwyneth's kitchen, healthy cooking has become a way of life. She says her number one favorite appliance is the Gaggenau steamer. "It's kind of an investment, but honestly, it's the best thing that's in my kitchen," she says. "You can make steamed veggies, fish, rice&mdashit's incredible. We reheat food in it so you don't have to zap it in the microwave."

Gwyneth says she loves to have a glass of wine while she cooks and has found a gizmo that keeps her half-full bottles fresh. "In my house, there's always wine left over," she says. Just place the wine saver on top of the bottle, pump, and the air is sucked out of the bottle. "And then the next day you can have the other half of your bottle of wine," she says.


Chef Mario Batali's Culinary Road Trip

When award-winning celebrity chef Mario Batali takes a road trip, you can bet gas station beef jerky and giant sodas aren't the only thing on the menu. Mario recently took a trip that any foodie would salivate over—a road trip across Spain with no destination other than a good meal.

Although Oprah and Gayle had their own infamous road trip adventure together, she says Mario's culinary quest is much more her style. "That would really be my dream trip of a lifetime," Oprah says.

Mario is literally eating his way across Spain for the PBS special Spain. On the Road Again. Known for his bold cuisine on Iron Chef America and larger-than-life charm, Mario has six popular cookbooks and has built a restaurant empire with 13 top-rated restaurants.

Mario didn't travel alone—his gal pal Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow came along for the ride. Mario says the idea for the show came up while at a dinner party. "I'm talking at this party, and Gwyneth says, 'Well, jeez, don't cut me out of that,'" he says. "And we started to put this whole plan together, and it just kind of hatched."

Although Mario is known for his Italian fare, both he and Gwyneth thought Spain was the perfect location. "I did an exchange in Spain when I was in high school, and Mario lived there in high school. We always talked about how much we love Spain and how people are more familiar with Italy and other countries," Gwyneth says. "We wanted to kind of get in there and break it open and show the world how Spanish people eat and what the life is like because it's such an incredible country."

The road trip went on for many weeks, but Gwyneth says a little film magic was involved so she could still spend time at home with her kids. "They were on a road trip, and I would fly in and do two days and then fly home," she says.

With his ponytail and signature orange Crocs, Mario is easily recognized in New York, the home to eight of his critically acclaimed restaurants. In Spain, however, he says Gwyneth was truly the star. "She speaks with the most beautiful Madridano accent you'll ever hear in your life," he says. "It's beautiful, and everyone that talks to her in Spain falls in love with her."

While traveling from town to town and soaking up the local flavor, Gwyneth says it was easy to stay away from the bad gas station food people typically associate with road trips. "It's more fresh," she says. "They have junk too, but I think they eat in a more rustic kind of brio way."

Of course, nobody's perfect. "In Spain they just love french fries, and actually what you'll see on the show when Gwyneth comes anywhere near french fries—it's like a black hole," Mario says. "They just go in her mouth."

To bring the Spanish flavor back home, Mario and Gwyneth are sharing a few dishes from their cookbook Spain. A Culinary Road Trip, which contains all the recipes they fell in love with while on the road.

"We're making paella, which is probably the most famous dish in all of Spain," Mario says. "In each different region, there are different kinds of paella. I like to think of it as kind of a canvas on which you can paint." Although paella is traditionally thought of as a seafood dish, Mario says you can put whatever you want in it&mdashchicken, rabbit, chorizo&mdashor make it completely vegetarian.

The first step to perfect paella, according to Mario, is to use a paella pan. If you don't have one, he says a sauté pan will suffice. "You're just one step further from excellent paella," he says.

Mario understands that the moms of the world don't have a lot of time to cook or the energy to think of new ideas each and every night. "It's a real serious job, and to keep the kids interested in healthy food is a big thing in America," he says.

Two busy moms, Monique and Maria, are joining Mario via Skype&trade from their home kitchens in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida, to cook with Mario as he prepares a quick and easy meal. Monique and Maria follow along as Mario cooks Asparagus Alla Plancha, which Mario says means skillet-cooked asparagus, and Flamenquines, a Spanish pork dish.

Flamenquines are pork chops with a little surprise inside&mdashmore pork! Mario uses jamon serrano, but he says you can use prosciutto or whatever you have. "You can put country ham, you can put anything you want in it," he says. "The idea is just to make sure that, in addition to the pork chop, there's a little more pork inside."

With all the time Mario spends in the kitchen, he's come up with a list of things he simply can't live without.

Although homemade pasta seems like it would be an all-day affair, Mario says one of his favorite kitchen appliances makes fresh pasta a breeze. "One of my favorite things is this pasta attachment on your Kitchen Aid mixer which makes making pasta twice as fast and twice as fun," he says. "What you really realize when you have something like that is that fresh pasta is literally eight to 10 minutes away."

Mario's next favorite thing looks like it came from the tool department—a Microplane cheese grater. Mario says the fine grate brings the best out of the cheese. "When you have this kind of cheese over stuff, you don't have to eat so much of the cheese and you get that incredible coverage and that delicate flavor," he says. "When you talk about really good Italian food and really good Spanish food, it's about balance. It's not so much about everything and lots of it. There's just the right amount of everything in the right way, and that's what makes it so good."

In Gwyneth's kitchen, healthy cooking has become a way of life. She says her number one favorite appliance is the Gaggenau steamer. "It's kind of an investment, but honestly, it's the best thing that's in my kitchen," she says. "You can make steamed veggies, fish, rice&mdashit's incredible. We reheat food in it so you don't have to zap it in the microwave."

Gwyneth says she loves to have a glass of wine while she cooks and has found a gizmo that keeps her half-full bottles fresh. "In my house, there's always wine left over," she says. Just place the wine saver on top of the bottle, pump, and the air is sucked out of the bottle. "And then the next day you can have the other half of your bottle of wine," she says.


Chef Mario Batali's Culinary Road Trip

When award-winning celebrity chef Mario Batali takes a road trip, you can bet gas station beef jerky and giant sodas aren't the only thing on the menu. Mario recently took a trip that any foodie would salivate over—a road trip across Spain with no destination other than a good meal.

Although Oprah and Gayle had their own infamous road trip adventure together, she says Mario's culinary quest is much more her style. "That would really be my dream trip of a lifetime," Oprah says.

Mario is literally eating his way across Spain for the PBS special Spain. On the Road Again. Known for his bold cuisine on Iron Chef America and larger-than-life charm, Mario has six popular cookbooks and has built a restaurant empire with 13 top-rated restaurants.

Mario didn't travel alone—his gal pal Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow came along for the ride. Mario says the idea for the show came up while at a dinner party. "I'm talking at this party, and Gwyneth says, 'Well, jeez, don't cut me out of that,'" he says. "And we started to put this whole plan together, and it just kind of hatched."

Although Mario is known for his Italian fare, both he and Gwyneth thought Spain was the perfect location. "I did an exchange in Spain when I was in high school, and Mario lived there in high school. We always talked about how much we love Spain and how people are more familiar with Italy and other countries," Gwyneth says. "We wanted to kind of get in there and break it open and show the world how Spanish people eat and what the life is like because it's such an incredible country."

The road trip went on for many weeks, but Gwyneth says a little film magic was involved so she could still spend time at home with her kids. "They were on a road trip, and I would fly in and do two days and then fly home," she says.

With his ponytail and signature orange Crocs, Mario is easily recognized in New York, the home to eight of his critically acclaimed restaurants. In Spain, however, he says Gwyneth was truly the star. "She speaks with the most beautiful Madridano accent you'll ever hear in your life," he says. "It's beautiful, and everyone that talks to her in Spain falls in love with her."

While traveling from town to town and soaking up the local flavor, Gwyneth says it was easy to stay away from the bad gas station food people typically associate with road trips. "It's more fresh," she says. "They have junk too, but I think they eat in a more rustic kind of brio way."

Of course, nobody's perfect. "In Spain they just love french fries, and actually what you'll see on the show when Gwyneth comes anywhere near french fries—it's like a black hole," Mario says. "They just go in her mouth."

To bring the Spanish flavor back home, Mario and Gwyneth are sharing a few dishes from their cookbook Spain. A Culinary Road Trip, which contains all the recipes they fell in love with while on the road.

"We're making paella, which is probably the most famous dish in all of Spain," Mario says. "In each different region, there are different kinds of paella. I like to think of it as kind of a canvas on which you can paint." Although paella is traditionally thought of as a seafood dish, Mario says you can put whatever you want in it&mdashchicken, rabbit, chorizo&mdashor make it completely vegetarian.

The first step to perfect paella, according to Mario, is to use a paella pan. If you don't have one, he says a sauté pan will suffice. "You're just one step further from excellent paella," he says.

Mario understands that the moms of the world don't have a lot of time to cook or the energy to think of new ideas each and every night. "It's a real serious job, and to keep the kids interested in healthy food is a big thing in America," he says.

Two busy moms, Monique and Maria, are joining Mario via Skype&trade from their home kitchens in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida, to cook with Mario as he prepares a quick and easy meal. Monique and Maria follow along as Mario cooks Asparagus Alla Plancha, which Mario says means skillet-cooked asparagus, and Flamenquines, a Spanish pork dish.

Flamenquines are pork chops with a little surprise inside&mdashmore pork! Mario uses jamon serrano, but he says you can use prosciutto or whatever you have. "You can put country ham, you can put anything you want in it," he says. "The idea is just to make sure that, in addition to the pork chop, there's a little more pork inside."

With all the time Mario spends in the kitchen, he's come up with a list of things he simply can't live without.

Although homemade pasta seems like it would be an all-day affair, Mario says one of his favorite kitchen appliances makes fresh pasta a breeze. "One of my favorite things is this pasta attachment on your Kitchen Aid mixer which makes making pasta twice as fast and twice as fun," he says. "What you really realize when you have something like that is that fresh pasta is literally eight to 10 minutes away."

Mario's next favorite thing looks like it came from the tool department—a Microplane cheese grater. Mario says the fine grate brings the best out of the cheese. "When you have this kind of cheese over stuff, you don't have to eat so much of the cheese and you get that incredible coverage and that delicate flavor," he says. "When you talk about really good Italian food and really good Spanish food, it's about balance. It's not so much about everything and lots of it. There's just the right amount of everything in the right way, and that's what makes it so good."

In Gwyneth's kitchen, healthy cooking has become a way of life. She says her number one favorite appliance is the Gaggenau steamer. "It's kind of an investment, but honestly, it's the best thing that's in my kitchen," she says. "You can make steamed veggies, fish, rice&mdashit's incredible. We reheat food in it so you don't have to zap it in the microwave."

Gwyneth says she loves to have a glass of wine while she cooks and has found a gizmo that keeps her half-full bottles fresh. "In my house, there's always wine left over," she says. Just place the wine saver on top of the bottle, pump, and the air is sucked out of the bottle. "And then the next day you can have the other half of your bottle of wine," she says.


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