Sharing their best tips — in and out of the kitchen! Celebrity chef Judy Joo sat down with culinary icon José Andrés to chat about his food, success and podcast.With multiple James Beard Awards and more than a dozen restaurants (including his two-Michelin-starred eatery in Washington, D.C., Minibar), José Andrés has earned his title as one of the most successful chefs in the world. “I’ve been a cook all my life, but some days I feel I’m still learning to be a great chef,” admits Andrés. “I’m always improving beyond my own knowledge because there’s always something new to learn and new horizons to discover.”The Spain native, who is also a restaurateur, humanitarian and cofounder of the ThinkFoodGroup, talked to chef Judy Joo about his impressive career exclusively for Us Weekly.
Read their chat below and scroll down for a delicious recipe.Judy Joo: Did you always want to be a chef?José Andrés: When I was little, my father would make big paellas.
He’d put me in charge of helping tend the fire. He told me, “Learn to control the fire, and you’ll be able to cook anything.” That was the beginning for me, the spark that led to my love for cooking.JJ: How does your background influence your style in the kitchen?JA: For me, it starts with the foods and flavors I grew up with in Spain.
It’s my goal to one day get all the people in America making a paella in their backyard or cooking garlic shrimp, Spanish style.JJ: Tell Us about your podcast, “Longer Tables.”JA: I get to sit down with friends like Ron Howard, Yo-Yo Ma and Liev Schreiber and hear their amazing stories.Read more on usmagazine.com