• As a Spanish chef in America, I am so jealous of this book. Nobody embraces Spain in the heart of America with more poetry, passion, and perfection than Katie. She and her husband Félix are family to me, and I feel great joy seeing how she has grown as a person and as a chef.

    José Andrés
  • With this book, Katie brings the true essence of Spanish cuisine to the American kitchen. Katie and Felix are the perfect example of how dedication, passion, talent, and a shared dream can lead to the greatest success.

    Albert Adria
  • I immediately fell in love with Katie's food at a culinary event in Miami years ago. Her cooking is honest, authentic, and incredible. This collection of recipes inspires me and is sure to inspire many home cooks - I can't wait to start cooking from it!

    Barbara Lynch
  • Katie Button is one the most inspiring young cooks who received the title of Best New Chef during my tenure as Editor in Chief at Food & Wine. I’m incredibly excited to now be able to replicate her fantastic Spanish-by-way-of-the-South food from this amazing new book.

    Dana Cowin
  • In this gorgeous book Chef Katie Button has captured the spirit and conviviality of Spanish cooking and brought it to the American table. The well-written recipes, beautiful photographs and passionate approach make me want to run to the kitchen, book a flight to Asheville and travel to Spain all at the same time!

    Suzanne Goin
  • Buy this book for the soup and salad chapter alone. I’m serious. I fell hard for the Cúrate watermelon salad with goat cheese and gas station corn nuts. Ditto her mushroom soup with that Basque cheese I can’t pronounce. This is honest restaurant cooking made accessible, something many chefs promise but few deliver.

    John T Edge Co-author, Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook

Available from these fine retailers


World-renowned chefs and food aficionados alike are smitten with chef Katie Button’s “fantastic Spanish-by-way-of-the-South food” (Dana Cowin) and her faithful representation of “the spirit and conviviality of Spanish cooking” (Suzanne Goin) in the Asheville, North Carolina dining room of Cúrate. Now, the Food & Wine Best New Chef is poised to become more than a name oft on the lips of insiders, but the teacher of a unique blend of food cultures (Spanish and Southern) that values bringing families around the table while blanketing them with a richness of flavor and taste that promises to keep them there late into the night. With CÚRATE: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen (available October 11, 2016)­ — forewords by Ferran Adrià & José Andrés — Katie Button evangelizes a new cuisine and shares techniques and flavors learnt in the kitchens of both El Bulli and her Southern grandmother.