Instituto Cervantes - Café Literario
Lincoln House, Lincoln Place 2 Dublin
The great literary bouffe. From the Greeks to the present day
Would you fancy a delightful journey along the history of literature on gastronomy? Jesús Ruiz Mantilla will host this very personal talk and bring you along this surprising journey.
Jesús Ruiz Mantilla (Santander, 1995) is a journalist and writer. He has worked at the Spanish newspaper El País since 1992. He is a member of the editorial team of the weekly magazine El País Semanal and a columnist in the Madrid section. He periodically writes in the culture section and in the weekly magazine Babelia where he has made contributions on music, cinema and books over the years. He also collaborates with the radio programme La Ventana directed by Gemma Nierga in the radio station Cadena Ser where he is responsible for the section La Guía del Bon Vivant every Friday afternoon.He has published five novels: Los ojos que no ven, a thriller set against the background of Dali's world. Preludio, the history of León de Vega, a pianist obsessed with the 24 Preludes of Chopin. He was awarded the prestigious Sent Sovì prize of gastronomic literature for his work Gordo. The novel Yo, Farinelli, el capón (Aguilar), in which he explores the biography of the greatest ever castrated singer. Finally, Placer contra Placer (2008) focused on the search of happiness through pleasure, contradictions and on the high price of such happiness