10 Questions for Mario Batali

The Iron Chef America star has a new PBS show, Spain ... On the Road Again. Mario Batali will now take your questions

Dennis Kleiman for TIME

Mario Batali

What drew you to Spain for your new show? Carly Harder, LAS VEGAS

Well, the main reason is that I was fortunate enough to spend my high school years there. At that time, everything was kind of odd and just a little bit burnt and a little wet with oil. And just like the English have in the past 25 years, they've figured out in Spain that they have the most amazing products and this amazing tradition.

What is your favorite Spanish dish? Sue Hansen, TALLAHASSEE, FLA.

Probably the most eye-opening dish for me was something called berberechos a la plancha,...

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