For today’s episode of Food with Mark Bittman, we are revisiting our interview with my friend José Andrés, which originally aired in September 2021. It was a very popular episode, and José has only grown in fame and stature since then. If you didn’t listen the first time, you’ll really want to hear this, and if you did listen the first time — well, I enjoyed it the second time around, too.
José and I talked a lot about his humanitarian organization, World Central Kitchen (“Food is a Universal Human Right” — imagine that!) of course, but also about the way he ate growing up (“my mom would make things out of nothing”), the dark side of street food, career pivots, weight loss and health, and the question of “too much empathy.” It’s an extremely well-rounded conversation, if I do say so myself. Let us know what you think. The recipes featured on the episode, Santorini Lentils and Red Sangria, can be found here.
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“If you are paying too little for something, it's somebody losing. Somebody or something is being lost in the chain. The farmer is not getting paid his fair share, or the cook is not getting paid, or the guy delivering the food is not getting paid. It's not about 'cheap eats,' but what is the right price.” — José Andrés
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