Except I Had Twitter Operator Error …
Yesterday, I was enjoying the tweets from @Eater about the amazing chefs being interviewed at the– among them, Chef Andres. I commented on one of those tweets (below):
Later, I checked my Twitter and saw a tweet from @chefjoseandres …
Ah-mazing! So thrilling!! Only problem was that I thought I was tweeting from my food Twitter account (@DeathbedFood) when, in fact, I was in my business/social media Twitter account (@DianeTweeting).
So, why do I love Chef Jose Andres? Let me count the ways …
- He’s a food Rockstar, currently on the 6/30/11 cover of Wine Spectator for “Seductive Flavors From A Dynamic Spanish Chef”
- He put “Spanish avantgarde” cuisine on the culinary map
- He runs some of the most buzzed about restaurants (Jaleo, Zaytinya, Oyamel, Café Atlántico and minibar in Washington; the SLS Hotel’s The Bazaar in Beverly Hills; and now Jaleo in Vegas) … I’ve been to The Bazaar but the others are still on my wish list
- He’s spoken at Harvard on science and cooking
- He’s huge on Twitter – even giving us a first-hand glance at his experience recently at the soon-to-be-closing, holy mecca for foodies, video of the “mythical” chicken) (here with a
- He supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! anti-obesity campaign – including appearing in White House video on how to cook healthy meals
- He’s a huge volunteer at D.C. Kitchen – and has raised $3.5MM in 7 years for them, including his fundraising “Capital Food Fight” event where he got his friends (and other famous chefs) to help – Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, Tom Colicchio and Michael Mina.
Part of what I admire about Chef Andres is his quest to continue to learn and take risks. As he puts it in the Wine Spectator piece, “Opening yourself to new frontiers is the riskiest thing … but there is no better learning than when you have to go out of your comfort zone, take risks.” (Kind of like starting a blog?)
Chef Andres, if you’re seeing this, please check out my DBF blog as I think it will resonate with you (PS – what would be on your “last meal” list – maybe the Parmesan Egg with Migas?) … and PLEASE follow me on my foodie Twitter @DeathbedFood!