Summary of We Fed an Island
WE FED AN ISLAND: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time. Copyright © 2018 by José Andrés. Published by arrangement with Anthony Bourdain/Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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When famed restaurateur Chef José Andrés landed on hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico, he had no crisis management plan. He just knew he wanted to feed people. This riveting account covers his relief efforts as he formed Chefs for Puerto Rico. With thousands of volunteers, 24 kitchens, seven food trucks, donations and two FEMA contracts, they overcame many hurdles – like no electricity – to feed traumatized people. Andrés exposes the weaknesses of government’s relief. Telling his tale chronologically, he shows how a few people can make a big difference in a crisis, and demonstrates the healing benefits of making and eating good food.
About the Author
José Andrés is an internationally known chef, restaurant owner and best-selling author. The James Beard foundation named him “Humanitarian of the Year” in 2018. Author and Guardian columnist Richard Wolffe co-wrote two cookbooks and two television series with Andrés.
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