José Andrés, Mario Batali, Cat Cora and Emeril Lagasse are more than world-class chefs able to cook up culinary delights with what may seem to the rest of us like little to no effort. They are also part of a group of celebrity chefs using their star power for good.
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Ten superstar chefs have formed the Chefs Make Change, a coalition that aims to support farmers, fight hunger, help at-risk kids, and change the lives of families in need. Organized by Food & Wine magazine, they are asking F&W readers and others to contribute to any of the chefs’ charities. In return, the chefs share two of their best recipes for dishes that are scrumptious, healthy, and affordable.
For example, Andrés and his World Central Kitchen help developing countries build kitchens to feed the hungry with local ingredients and promotes environmentally sustainable cooking technologies. Meanwhile, sustainable cooking supporter, Alice Waters and her Edible Schoolyard Project are working to get an “edible education” into public schools through hands-on experience in school kitchens, gardens and lunchrooms, and teaches kids to make healthy food choices.
genConnect will be on hand at the 30th Anniversary of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen June 15-17, conducting video interviews with the Chefs Make Change cooks, as well as other top culinary, wine and beer pros. So check back on genConnect.com that weekend to watch our Q&As with the best in the business, and get their insider tricks of their trade.
Watch José Andrés with Nilou Motamed at last year’s Food & Wine Classic talk about the Obamas’ ‘Let’s Move Campaign’:
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