Hi, my name is Salvador Garcia-Arbós and I’m journalist, writer and foodie. I’m from Besalú, a medieval place, with and the oldest Jewish quarter. Besalú has 2.700 years of history, since the Iberian people, Romans… and everybody knows the rest.
I studied agricultural engineering, but as the field began to go backwards, I found refuge in journalism which lead to 24 years working for the Catalan newspaper El Punt, where I began reporting about problems of agricultural producers. I think the gastronomy takes great part in the solution of the problems of worldwide agriculture and livestock.
I worked as an inspector for prestigious guides such as Gourmetour (1998-2002) and Lo Mejor de la Gastronomía. I wrote Del Volcà a la taula. Els fesols de Santa Pau (2001), about local beans; El llibre de l’allioli (2005), about a typical Catalan sauce; La cuina empordanesa de les mestresses de Peralada (2007) and El renaixement de la tonyina roja (2013), also in English, available as The Renaissance of bluefin tuna. I also have written in several collective group books. I have an article in the monthly Catalan magazine Cuina; in Sentits, a monthly iPadmagazine, and I am the founder and contributor of 7caníbales.com, one of the most prestigious and influential gastronomic digital media in Spanish.
I feel lucky to be able to write in the cinema and TV series blog Els Bastards, since I one of my biggest hobbies is writing and watching movies. I’m a comic book fan too, especially a Tintin one, the greatest of Hergé’s work. I write about Tintin and right now I’m researching the relationship between Tintin and cooking as a form of a universal language, like esperanto. I hope you can see this book soon. Uf!
If you want to know more about me, you can follow me on the net as @vadorgarbos in every social network:
Have a holy Holy week!