Carlos Arguiñano Urkiola [(born September 6, 1948 in Beasain, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain) is a chef, popular television presenter and producer. His devotion for cooking began as a child and helped at home, because he was the eldest of four brothers and his mother had a disability. Before starting his training in the area of the kitchen, worked in the CAF, a manufacturer of railroad cars in Beasain. When he was 17 years old, decided to take part in a course at the School of Hospitality Euromar hotel, where for three years, he was taught the basics of cooking by Luis Irizar. There he met some people who have come to achieve great success in the world of cooking, like Peter Subijana.
And finally, his dream became reality in 1978, with the opening of his own restaurant, enlarged 11 years later in what is today known as Hotel Karlos Arguinano .
He was one of the first chefs in Spain with his TV cooking show, Karlos Arguiñano cuisine . Arguiñano combines recipe preparation tips, jokes and singing fans. Their slogan is Rich, Rich, and based ("Tasty, tasty and nutritional value") and its brand is the use of parsley. His sister Eva Arguiñano has also appeared on television, usually in the dessert section of the series.
The chef has also been Professor of cooking classes, (in 1996 opened, also in Zarautz, the "kitchen Alaia Academy"), a member of any kind of gastronomic juries, conferences, talks, even star of films such as Airbag, the King of the farm or Marian year. Father of six children, claims to have in his wife, Luisi, the support of much of his personal and professional success.
CARLOS ARGUIÑANO: How to do meatballs.
1. - Choose the meat. While beef is traditionally popular, turkey, bison or any ground meat you have a taste for can be made into meatballs. Turkey may require additional bread crumbs to stiffen its consistency.
2. - Choose between ready-made bread crumbs or toasted bread. For toast, rub together and shred into crumbs. If using store bought bread crumbs, check the ingredients to see what spices may already be included. Check also to see if the ingredients include anything you would rather not consume. Some bread crumb mixtures contain partially hydrogenated oils, the dreaded source of trans-fats.
3. - Place all ingredients in a large bowl and squeeze together by hand. 4. - Roll up golf ball-sized meatballs and cook in a greased skillet on the stove, or a greased baking dish in the oven. Both methods require turning to cook evenly. Brown the outside, drain off grease and place in hot pasta sauce. Use the related article, "How to make zesty pasta sauce" for best results.