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José Andrés, René Redzepi Make TIME's 100 Most Influential
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Last month, TIME released its nominations for the list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, and while David Chang, René Redzepi, and José Andrés were all nominated, only the latter two made the cut.
The full list, which includes President Obama, Warren Buffet, and Adele, among others, can be found on TIME's web site.
Redzepi's profile, written by Ferran Adrià, focuses on all his accomplishments, from bringing NOMA to the top of the culinary world, to fusing elBulli philosophies with his own.
"There is no such thing as the best," Adrià writes. "But it is possible to point out something much more important: the chef who is the most influential, the one who establishes the way forward. René occupies this position."
Anthony Bourdain gets his say when it comes to José Andrés, recalling running into the Spanish chef in a crumbling Haiti hotel, amid a hurricane alert and cholera epidemic. "The man is capable of anything," Bourdain writes, claiming that Andrés is "bigger and more important" than the restaurants he's created stateside. "He is advocate, promoter, entrepreneur, philanthropist, artist. Keep up with him at your peril."
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