José Andrés Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Chef and humanitarian José Andrés has been nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize by Congressman John Delaney (D-MD) for his work feeding people recovering from natural disasters. “Because of Mr. Andrés’s work, millions of people have been fed … This is the most basic human need and Mr. Andrés has proven to be world-class in this essential humanitarian field,” Delaney reportedly wrote in his nomination. “With an incredible spirit and an innovative mind, Mr. Andrés is solving one of the world’s ancient problems and supplying world leaders with a new road map to provide more effective disaster relief in the future.” Andrés has supplied meals for millions of people through his charity, World Central Kitchen -- which he created after the devastating 2010 earthquakes in Haiti. The organization received worldwide recognition after its work following the devastation left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. And just last week, he was in California to serve Thanksgiving meals to thousands of survivors of the Camp Fire. The 49-year-old native of Spain joked about his nomination, saying, “Oh, wow ... They nominate everybody,” before talking about the growing importance of food in U.S. politics: “In the end, you see that food every day is having a bigger impact.” The winner will be announced next October. More here.