José Andrés: The Power of Food

Growing up, my mother was always cooking, and I was often at her side. She was a simple home cook, but she taught me how food can be used to bring people together, to remind us of where we come from.  In my parents’ case, it was Asturias. When we moved to Barcelona, my mother would make big bowls of rich fabada stew made from Asturian beans to give us a taste of home and bring us a little closer to the family we left behind. I am no different. Today I prepare many of my favorite dishes from Spain for myself and my children as a way of reconnecting with home through the memory of food.

Food is a powerful thing

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