Spain... on the Road Again

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Spain… on the road Again
GenreFood travelogue
StarringMario Batali
Gwyneth Paltrow
Mark Bittman
Claudia Bassols
Narrated byMario Batali
Opening theme"On the Road Again"
Ending theme"On the Road Again"
Composer(s)Willie Nelson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producer(s)Charles Pinsky
Producer(s)Eric Rhee
Production location(s)Spain
Running timeone hour
Original networkPBS
Picture format1080p
Original releaseSeptember 2008 –
December 2008
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Spain… on the road Again is a 2008 American food and travel series produced by PBS. The show features Iron Chef Mario Batali, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman, and Spanish actress Claudia Bassols. Each episode covers a different region of Spain as the foursome explore the country's culinary traditions and history.

Before the series premiere on PBS (the week of September 20, 2008), Paltrow and Batali promoted their tour and series on the September 17, 2008 episode of Oprah.

Episode list[edit]

# Title Locations[1] Episode Location Detail Page USA Air date[2]
101 Tilting Windmills in Castilla la Mancha” Castile–La Mancha and Madrid Castile–La Mancha Madrid September 20, 2008
102 Pilgrimage to Galicia” Galicia Galicia September 27, 2008
103 “Coasting Along in Galicia” Galicia Galicia October 4, 2008
104 “Landmarks, Legends and the Lap of Luxury” Basque Country Basque Country October 11, 2008
105 “Basking in Basque Country” Basque Country Basque Country October 18, 2008
106 Rockstar Surprise in Catalunya” Catalonia Catalunya October 25, 2008
107 “From the Sublime to the Surreal” Catalonia Catalunya November 1, 2008
108 “A Sultan’s View of Andalucía” Andalucia Andalucia November 8, 2008
109 “Castillian Hog Heaven” Castile & León Castile and León November 15, 2008
110 “Gawking at Gaudí and Asturian Adventures” Asturias, Catalonia, and Castile & León Asturias, Catalunya, Castile and León November 23, 2008
111 Island Hopping Balearic Islands Balearic Islands November 29, 2008
112 “Pure Paella Valencia and Madrid Valencia Madrid December 6, 2008
113 “Madrid and the End of the Road” Madrid Madrid December 13, 2008

Other media[edit]

In October 2008, HarperCollins published a hardcover companion book, Spain… A Culinary Road Trip (ISBN 978-0-06-156093-4, OCLC 191930257), written by Batali, Paltrow, and Julia Turshen.

The 13-episode series was released as a 4-disc 16×9 NTSC DVD set (OCLC 274228881) in January 2009.


  1. ^ "Virtual Visit: Locations". Official website.
  2. ^ The table shows the first date of the week during which various PBS affiliates might air the episode.

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