This show was completely ruined by lack of writing and a terrible chemistry between the four hosts. None of them were worth anything, at least not together. I usually like Mario Batali but he seemed too star-struck trying to impress the two women. The NYT guy was just awful throughout. He had nothing to say and came across mostly as a whiny idiot. The Spanish girl was beautiful but all she ever did was say "Qué bueno" as she ate something. None of them seemed to mesh with the Spanish people they met along the way; it was as if they were just the hired help for the four stars. In the episode about paella they didn't even make a paella; it was arroz a banda.
Four hosts were just too many even though they often split into pairs. They should have focused more on the food and less on themselves. Next time get some people who know what they are talking about and leave the vegetarian (Paltrow) at home.
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