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José Feeds the World

How a famous chef feeds millions of people in need around the world

Published: January 2024
SKU: 9781728279527

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The true story of José Andrés, an award-winning chef, food activist, and founder of World Central Kitchen, a disaster-relief organization that uses the power of food to nourish communities after catastrophe strikes.

When a terrible earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, chef José Andrés knew he needed to help. Within a few hours of the disaster, he had gathered friends, they flew to the island, and they began cooking rice and beans for the hungry locals. This trip changed the life of the successful chef and led him to found World Central Kitchen, a disaster-relief organization that has fed more than 200 million people affected by natural disasters, the COVID pandemic, and war.

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a passionate chef who uses the power of food to nurture people in need, one plate at a time.

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Case Count: 30
  • Age range: 4-8

"Children [...] want to hear about doing good work in the world or sharing their passions." — Youth Services Book Review, STARRED Review

"Vivid illustrations that depict compelling scenes rendered in rich color add tone and nuance." — Kirkus Reviews

"Miguens's digital illustrations, one of which seems to nod at Sendak's In the Night Kitchen, depict Andres cooking and collaborating around the world, including during Covid and in 2022 Ukraine." — Publishers Weekly

"Readers will be inspired by Andres' boots-on-the-ground commitment to others' well-being [and] the warmth and comfort a good, home-cooked meal can bring." — Booklist

"Food can truly save the world! ...[E]specially beautiful." — Youth Services Book Review

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