We leave this week for our week-long trip to Spain for the Toro Bravo Cookbook (McSweeney's Fall 2013) and I'm so excited! I've been looking forward to this trip for a while and to have it come at the end of the cookbook writing process not long before our final deadline is perfect. John Gorham, Toro Bravo chef-owner, got us all tickets and rooms (incredibly generous) for this eating/drinking pilgrimage. Going on the trip: John, the book's photographer David Reamer, myself, the book's editor Rachel Khong from McSweeney's, Toro's chef de cuisine Kasey Mills and Toro's charcuterie manager Josh Scofield. I'm probably not going to post for a few weeks because of the trip and everything going on when I get back but I thought you might like this peek into the book. We only have 10 recipes left to test! Hope you're doing well and enjoying the last bit of summer.