José Andrés Dreads the Wrath of Alice Waters


José Andrés gave a talk at Google’s D.C. offices last week, in conversation with Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf, about the intersection of science and cuisine, his charitable work bringing solar ovens to Haiti, and his ongoing “fight” with his “great friend,” Alice Waters. Eater National points us to the video, which we’ve cued up for you to the Waters bit. Suffice it to say, when she shows up at his restaurant and all they’ve got is Mexican asparagus, José gets scared and just lies: “Tell her we have no asparagus.”

Also of note, around the 15:25 mark, José shows off some of his liquid nitrogen technique involving a purée of almonds.

José Andrés on Liquid Nitrogen, Why He’s Afraid of Alice Waters [Eater National]
Earlier: Alice Waters Shares the Gospel With Martha [Grub Street]