Jose Andres Is On A Clean Cookstoves Mission – in Las Vegas
This weekend in Las Vegas, José Andrés will do something unprecedented, and it doesn't involve the usual bad behavior associated with Sin City. No, the chef and restaurateur will debut a pop-up restaurant at the massive Life Is Beautiful festival, with all the food cooked via solar power. The Sunny Day stand is part of Andrés' mission to make cooking more earth-friendly. To showcase what cooks can do sans gas or electricity, he'll prepare tacos using two different solar-powered stoves, the GoSun Stove and Solsource from One Earth Designs.
While Andrés intends to teach festivalgoers a lesson, he says he'll capitalize on the ability to check out A-list acts at the three-day music and food festival (full lineup here), and he tells us he's intent on checking out Kanye West's set tonight, and tomorrow's trio of St. Lucia, OK GO and the Roots. Here, the chef tells us more about this passion project and his role as culinary ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.