The Fine Print
Since he immigrated to the U.S. from Spain 23 years ago, chef Jose Andres has been spicing up the nation’s restaurant scene. And now, having recently become a U.S. citizen, he’s also stirring up the debate on immigration reform.
“The very simple question we need to ask in Congress is: why are we making something so simple so political?” Andres told “The Fine Print” over a lunch of tapas at his popular Jaleo restaurant.
While Andres qualifies that food - not politics – is his area of expertise, he said he feels compelled to speak out on the topic.
“We have 11 million people - some people would call them undocumented, other people will call them illegals - but people,” he said. “They're here, performing duties, working somewhere, in the farms, in the fishing industry, maybe in restaurants, and somehow we don't give them the opportunity to belong is kind of not fair. “
But the chef used choice words to avoid getting entangled in what has become a deadlocked and partisanRead More »from Foodie politics: Renowned chef and new U.S. citizen Jose Andres stirs up immigration debate