New York, United States
Chef José Andrés is up to finishing up a book about experiences he had during feeding victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The good thing is that he got the perfect pair with him to write the forward: Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, and his father, Luis Miranda, Jr.
At the time of natural disaster, Andrés and World Central Kitchen teamed up to feed around three million displaced or otherwise struggling Puerto Rican people. The book will document the same experience Andrés had feeding people during disaster. The name of the book is: “WE FED AN ISLAND: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time.” It will land on bookstore shelves this September.
The chef recently received a standing ovation at the Oscars and was named the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation for his social activities for humanity.