WSHU's 'Join the Conversation' Presents Andy Pforzheimer

News Story: January 17, 2013

National Public Radio member station WSHU Public Radio will hold a special event featuring Andy Pforzheimer, owner of Connecticut’s popular Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar eateries, for a talk about his new book, The Barcelona Cookbook: A Celebration of Food, Wine, and Life, on Monday, July 20, 2009, at 7:00 pm, at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. This event is part of WSHU’s popular lecture series, “Join the Conversation,” which puts noted authors together with public radio listeners, for engaging, thought-provoking discussions. A sampling of tapas will be available and a book signing will follow his talk.

If Andy Pforzheimer and Sasa Mahr-Batuz, restaurant co-owner/co-author, could have their way, people would come from far and wide to experience what diners at their Barcelona restaurants around southwest Connecticut, already know. Given the logistical hurdles of such a plan, they went with the next best idea and put together The Barcelona Cookbook. The ideas are explained in the cookbook's 200 pages. These were born out of the same motivation to share the food and celebratory culture of a typical Spanish tapas bar that led to the creation of the original Barcelona. The authors wanted to re-create a relaxed ambiance of food and lifestyle centered on eating, drinking, laughing, and socializing, similar to that found in Spain, a trattoria in Italy, or a brasserie in France.

Andy Pforzheimer

Author of The Barcelona Cookbook: A Celebration of Food, Wine, and Life

Talk/Book Signing/Tapas Sampling

Monday, July 20 at 7:00 pm

University Commons

Sacred Heart University

5151 Park Ave., Fairfield, CT

Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. There will be a $3.00 suggested donation at the door to benefit WSHU Public Radio. To make reservations, or to find out more details, go to This event is sponsored by Ikea and RTK Environmental Group.

WSHU/WSUF Public Radio Group is a not-for-profit, member-supported station which brings the best in public broadcasting to over 245,000* listeners in Long Island and Connecticut. WSHU airs National Public Radio (NPR) programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Car Talk, as well as Sunday Baroque, local classical music programming and in-depth news coverage on the following frequencies: WSHU 91.1 FM, WSUF 89.9 FM, WSHU 91.3 FM, WSHU 91.7 FM, WSHU 103.3 FM, WSUF 105.7 FM, WSHU 1260 AM, and

* Source: Arbitron New York & Hartford/New Haven Fall 2007, P12+ M-Su 6a-12 midnight.