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Main Title We fed an island : the true story of rebuilding Puerto Rico, one meal at a time /
Author Andrš, José,
Other Authors
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Wolffe, Richard,
Miranda, Lin-Manuel,
Miranda, Luis A.,
Publisher Ecco, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,
Year Published 2018
OCLC Number 1024122279
ISBN 9780062864482; 0062864483
Subjects Disaster relief--Puerto Rico. ; Food relief--Puerto Rico. ; Hurricane Maria, 2017. ; Hurricanes--Puerto Rico. ; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Personal Memoirs. ; SOCIAL SCIENCE--Disasters & Disaster Relief. ; POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Agriculture & Food Policy (see also SOCIAL SCIENCE--Agriculture & Food)
Additional Subjects Hurricane Maria (2017)
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ELCM SEP HV555.P9A53 2018 NVFEL Library/Ann Arbor, MI 09/17/2019
Edition First edition.
Collation xii, 267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
"An Anthony Bourdain book"--Jacket cover. Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-267).
Contents Notes
Prologue -- Landfall -- Feed the world -- Discovery -- Big water -- In the arena -- Ready to eat -- Seeing red -- Transitions -- Epilogue. Chef José Andrš arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world. Andrš addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. From serving sancocho with his friend José Enrique at Enrique's ravaged restaurant in San Juan to eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day at more than a dozen kitchens across the island, Andrš and his team fed hundreds of thousands of people, including with massive paellas made to serve thousands of people alone. At the same time, they also confronted a crisis with deep roots, as well as the broken and wasteful system that helps keep some of the biggest charities and NGOs in business. Based on Andrš's insider's take as well as on meetings, messages, and conversations he had while in Puerto Rico, We Fed an Island movingly describes how a network of community kitchens activated real change and tells an extraordinary story of hope in the face of disasters both natural and man-made, offering suggestions for how to address a crisis like this in the future. Beyond that, a portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the Chef Relief Network of World Central Kitchen for efforts in Puerto Rico and beyond.