María José Sevilla

A Life Dedicated
to Cookery and Wines...

María José Sevilla has worked for many years in the field of Food and Wine. She is a cook, a writer and a broadcaster who has  been at the center of the discovery of Spanish cuisine by chefs and food writers throughout the world. 

She is a member of the British  Guild of Food Writers, a holder of the Diploma of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust  and a member of the Gran Orden de los Caballeros del Vino . 

María José Sevilla recently appears in a feature profiling the most influential women in the Spanish wine industry. 

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As part of my role I worked closely with the UK wine trade to flag up Spain’s emerging wine regions, indigenous grapes and dizzying diversity. I have  hosted regular press trips to Spain’s lesser-known wine regions to move the Spanish wine conversation on in the UK from Sherry and Rioja. My passion had led me to write numerous books on food and wine and presented the popular BBC TV series on Spanish cooking, Spain on a Plate, in the ‘90s, which won a Glenfiddich award in 1992.

This is the first book in English to trace the history of the food of Spain from antiquity to the present day. 

From the use of pork fat and olive oil to the Spanish passion for eggplants and pomegranates, María José Sevilla skillfully weaves together the history of Spanish cuisine, the circumstances affecting its development and characteristics, and the country’s changing relationship to food and cookery.

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