David Muñoz, is a Michelin starred chef from Madrid, Spain. His restaurant DiverXO won 3 Michelin Stars last year and according to NY Times is:
" Spain's new culinary enfant terrible.The television travel host Anthony Bourdain came to DiverXO in 2010, when the restaurant had only one Michelin star, and described Mr. Muñoz’s high-wire presentations, weird pairings (wasabi ice cream, cornichons) and grab-bag of cultural allusions — Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Italian — as “something that should probably suck.” He then tasted a kind of shumai stuffed with black pudding and a quail egg, served in a dim sum basket that concealed a deep-fried pig’s ear. “I love my wife, I love my daughter, and then I love this,” Mr. Bourdain said."
David, will run the NY Marathon this year with the MWCT Team. Conservation is vital for chefs, in words of another chef -Alain Ducasse- "the role of the cook begins where the work of nature stops. A cook's task is to make something very good out of what is already very fine"
ABOUT THE MWCT in Edward Norton's words:
The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust is a fantastic organization that, to me, represents a brilliant and important strategy in the global effort to bring human needs and environmental sustainability into harmony with each other.
MWCT works to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding wildlife of East Africa through conservation programs that bring direct, significant economic benefits to local Maasai communities....and what I love about MWCT is that they’re proving that we can move beyond the ‘Nature Vs People’ view of the world and showing that poverty alleviation and environmental protection really can go hand in hand.
I can see why people would say, “Why work on something so far from home in such an exotic and remote place?” or “What do the Maasai people and African wildlife and wilderness have to do with our lives and our challenges?”
My answer is that every day we learn more about how interconnected the natural systems on the planet are and recognize even more clearly that we all rely on healthy ecosystems to support our lives...even ones that are far away from where we live. Figuring out how poor people in developing countries can thrive and grow without destroying some of the world's most important natural resources is going to be one of the great challenges of the 21st Century.
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