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Basque Cuisine Lifts Its Global Profile

Mar 20, 2016 - The New York Times

SAN SEBASTIƁN, Spain -- Still relatively young chefs when they went to France 40 years ago, Juan Mari Arzak and Pedro Subijana were determined not only to learn, but also to lift Basque cooking and then spread their know-how.

At the time, despite the bounty of seafood and produce in their home region on the lush and mountainous northern coast of Spain, Basque cuisine was not particularly renowned worldwide.

''There had been no sharing between chefs, and everybody jealously prote...