R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe joins the fun in Barcelona, which includes a stop in the La Boqueria market. Also: the Michelin kitchen of chef Carme Ruscalleda; Girona's historic Jewish Quarter; the Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres.
Claudia Bassols gives Gwyneth Paltrow a tour of her hometown, Barcelona; Mario Batali and Paltrow pick up an unlikely hitchhiker. Also: the champagne stocks at Segura Viudas; fishing for shellfish in the Mediterranean; a fish auction.
The first episode of the travel series, which features Gwyneth Paltrow, chef Mario Batali, author Mark Bittman and Spanish actress Claudia Bassols exploring Spain's culinary pleasures, culture, art and music, begins in Madrid, then travels to Toledo for a cooking lesson with a Castilla La Mancha chef. Also: making manchego cheese; celebrating Bassols' birthday; eating bird sushi.