Josean Alija Stepping it Up at Nerua, Bilbao, Spain

Chefs from the Basque Country are known for their intellectual take on food; that is until you see them outside the kitchens.  The young very low-key Alija is the picture of professionalism till he comes across freshly baked bread.  Last winter as we boarded a ferry together to cross the Bosporus in Istanbul we picked…