José Pizarro worked in the award – winning Meson de Doña Filo in Madrid before coming to London. He then cooked with, and was inspired by the Eyre Brothers, before he co – founded the Brindisa restaurants. Pizarro opened his first solo venture, José Tapas Bar in 2011, quickly followed by Pizarro Restaurant later that year. In May 2015 José opened his eargerly awaited third restaurant in the new Broadgate Circle development in the heart of the City.
José Pizarro's recipes give you a true taste of Spanish cooking at its simplest and best. He celebrates the best of Spanish ingredients, alongside some of the best produce you can find in the UK. Some of these recipes have been taken from Josè's extremely popular cookery books and many you will see on the menus at his restaurants. You will also see highlighted recipes from his regular appearances on TV programmes including Saturday Kitchen, Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose, The Big Eat and Rick Stein's Spain. These recipes are easy for you to recreate at home, particular now that there is such a great selection of Spanish ingredients available from supermarkets, online or at your local market. Give them a try - enjoy sharing them with your friends and family.