28 Jun '16, 2pm

José Andrés Stares Down Michelin Recognition: Spanish food is the latest trend in American dining and the Uni...

He is deeply proud of having become American. He mentions that there are two events in his life that influenced him very deeply, the first being when he, “was pulling into New York Harbor for the first time, when I was in the Spanish Navy. I saw America as a place of hope, of endless possibility, and I knew one day I would be back.” As much as he loves the United States, he will never relinquish his Spanish identity. As a country with a serious culinary pedigree, Spain’s culinary traditions inform much of José Andrés’ cooking and how he runs his restaurants, though he incorporates dishes and ingredients from around the world. “I am from Spain, and it is a place with incredible and diverse gastronomy—but what every region has in common is a meal that is meant to be shared. In America, we all have dinner parties where everybody gets dressed up and visits a friend’s home for ...

Full article: http://www.justluxe.com/lifestyle/dining/feature-1963880.php

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