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José Andrés: Man vs. Lionfish
I always thought I was a man of the sea, having traveled the oceans with the Spanish Navy on the most beautiful tall ship in the world, the Juan Sebastián de Elcano. But it wasn’t until I put on the mask, the tank, the flippers, and headed way down into the water, was I able to truly see a world I never knew existed.
I am a lucky boy because I was able to learn to scuba dive in the astonishing Cayman Islands. For years, I have been invited to the Cayman Cookout, hosted by the Ritz-Carlton, Food & Wine magazine and the Cayman Islands Tourism office. Here I cook alongside my good friends Eric Ripert and Tony Bourdain, just to