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We Fed an Island

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We Fed an Island

Join The GardenWorks Food Readers Book Club's second meeting to discuss We Fed an IslandThe highly acclaimed book is a true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria and touched the hearts of many.

Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world.

Andrés addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. From serving sancocho with his friend José Enrique at Enrique's ravaged restaurant in San Juan to eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day at more than a dozen kitchens across the island, Andrés and his team fed hundreds of thousands of people, including with massive paellas made to serve thousands of people alone. At the same time, they also confronted a crisis with deep roots, as well as the broken and wasteful system that helps keep some of the biggest charities and NGOs in business.




WHEN
March 09, 2020 at 6pm - 7:30pm
WHERE
Prairie Path Books Community Meeting Space
255 Town Sq
261 PPB
Wheaton, IL 60189
United States
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CONTACT
The GardenWorks Project · · 630-791-3033

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