Young and Hungry

Chef José Andrés Joins National Archives Foundation

Where does he find the time? Even with seven D.C.-area restaurants, plus outposts in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, a new project in Puerto Rico and a new food truck rolling out in Miami—not to mention guest-lecturing at Harvard—James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés still manages to free up some minutes to join the board of the Foundation for the National Archives. The Associated Press calls the addition of a restaurateur "unusual for a panel that otherwise includes leaders from business, the law and other fields," but notes that Andrés already helped the Archives develop its exhibit, “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?” which, in turn, spurred on his latest D.C. eatery, America Eats Tavern, home of the $8 peanut butter sandwich and $28 deconstructed clam chowder. A more unusual choice for the board: any of the coconuts or other produce that Andrés might decide to bring along as advisers.

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