The chef who taught Spain to cook from the small screen already has heir, joseba arguinano (Jaroutz, 1985) were slow to inherit their father’s carlos arguinano: a love for the kitchen and a naturalness that erupts in two ETB shows, ‘Sukelerian’ and ‘Historious a Bocados’. Latest is a recipe book edited by Planeta.
He was born in 1985 and his father was already on television in 1989. He has always seen her on the small screen.
Eita has been on television with her business ever since I can remember. I remember mother and aunt at home with children. We had to turn on the TV to see him, ha ha.
They are seven brothers, among them a large family that is no more.
We were already rare in Ikstola 30 years ago. One surprise, we never had time to get bored.
He only sees the benefits.
all. You learn a lot, my brothers have given me the vitality to stay calm at no time.
Is Carlos Arguino as horny as a father on TV?
How natural is Aita’s success, she has tried to be like real life on screen. To his kids he has been an entertainer, he has not been a father or a dictator boss, he has always let us choose what we want. When you do something wrong in my house, they don’t tell you anything, one look is enough.
You didn’t want to be a cook when you were little.
I grew up in a restaurant, I’ve seen summer stress, the hours involved; When everyone on the calendar has red you have black. I was not a very good student, I was good at crafts and maths, but I never liked letters. When I finished ESO, I went to Aita’s Cooking School. I learned pastry in Barcelona, went to Australia under the pretext of English and was surfing…
He opened a bread and pastry shop to supply his father’s restaurant.
Now I have three stores with 80 people. And then there’s TV, where I started out as a pastry chef as well. In front of the four spotlights, stuttering, terrified, she had to endure a lot alone. I realized that I don’t know how to speak Spanish. Another thing was to visit cities, talk to people… I’m too wild.
Did the comparison with his father scare him?
Sure, especially when he was on set. But if you are a footballer and they compare you to Messi… Aita has been a pioneer, a crack, what he has done is somewhat excessive. He recommended that I go myself; If it wasn’t worth it, keep making the croissant.
Thanks to his father, I know how to cut onions without fingers or how to remove the smell of garlic from my hands.
He has been in every house, there is no one in Spain who does not know him. And they thank you.
Hey, haven’t we gone a little crazy with the cooks?
Definitely. Michelin stars are great, but you have to create sustainable and healthy food. My father has always tried to teach cooking at home, long before people who put words in English on Instagram.
Do we learn to cook in ‘MasterChef’?
Of course you learn, but this is a reality show. There is no need to go out of phase and switch to traditional recipes. Spheres and foam are not necessary to be successful.
He has two sons aged seven and four. The eldest wants to follow in the footsteps of Eitat and Aita.
we will see. It thinks being a chef is like being a chef on TV… He’s like me: too literary and not too clever.
What is one dish you haven’t forgotten since childhood?
My mom’s scrambled eggs with baked potatoes and baked onions for dinner.