Journalist and writer
Pau Arenós Usó (Vila-real, Castelló, 1966) has been writing about gastronomy since the 90s.
He has published 15 books, 10 of which are edible, among them 'Los genios del fuego' (world best book of cuisine of 2000); 'La cocina de los valientes' (best spanish book of history of gastronomy), reedited and extended in 2019, 'Los once' and '¡Plato!'.
He has four works of fiction: two collections of short stories, 'El topo a la luz del día' and 'Fuck news' and two novels, 'Una puta muy alta' / 'Álex y Sandra' and 'Mi buen asesino'.
Pau is the editor of the webpage 'Cata Mayor', published by 'El Periódico de Catalunya'. Writer, interviewer and reporter, he also weekly writes the section 'Palabrería' in the magazine 'XL Dominical'.
He has collaborated in radio and television and has been a speaker in congresses and food judge. He has received many awards –among them, the special mention of Ciutat de Barcelona de Periodisme (2004)–, gastronomy related are six: Premio Nacional de Gastronomía (2005), award Juan Mari Arzak (2007), award to the Excelencia Gastronómica de la Academia Internacional de Gastronomía (2008), the award to the professional of the year Acadèmia Catalana de Gastronomia (2011), the international award Pau Albornà (2014) and the special award of the Acadèmia Catalana de Gastronomia (2018).
The last book has a long title: 'Nadar con atunes y otras aventuras gastronómicas que no siempre salen bien'.