Jaume Fàbrega (Vilavenut, Pla de l'Estany, 1948) is a historian, art critic and Professor of Gastronomy at the School of Tourism and Hotel Management at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Internationally recognised as the foremost gastronomic writer of Catalonia, he has received the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the world's best cookbook on five occasions, as well as a number of essay prizes in Catalonia, Andorra and Valencia. He has published near sixty-five books, outstanding amongst which are the eleven volumes of La cuina mediterrània-La cuina catalana (Mediterranean Cookery – Mediterranean Cookery).
He writes for a range of reviews and newspapers, for example El Temps, Serra d'Or, Diari de Girona, inter alia.
He also gives courses and lectures at the University of Valencia, the University of Alacant (Alicante), the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Catalan Summer University, the Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona) and other cultural and academic centres as well as teaching doctoral courses at the Trias i Pujol Hospital and masters courses at the University of Vic, etc..
He is a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics), of FIJET (World Federation of Journalists and Travel Writers) and an honorary member of AELC (Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Web page: Carme Ros for AELC.
Translation: Julie Wark.
Photograph: Author's personal files.