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José Andrés will distribute his BCC World Prize among other solidarity initiatives

San Sebastián / The chef José Andrés, winner of the Basque Culinary World Prize 2020, will distribute the 100,000 euros with which the award is endowed in equal parts among the chefs who lead the ten initiatives that have obtained a special mention in the fifth edition of this award.

After announcing the name of the winner at a telematic press conference, those responsible for the Basque Culinary Center (BCC) in San Sebastián, the entity that awards this distinction together with the Basque Government, have connected “online” with the cook, who has been recognized the “forceful, global and inspiring response” that it has given through its NGO World Central Kitchen during the COVID-19 crisis.

“It is not an award for me, it is everyone’s award. World Central Kitchen (WCK) is not José Andrés, but it would have been called José Andrés Foundation, which would have been very good for public relations and marketing ”, said the Asturian chef, based in the United States, son of a maño and Basque , who considers himself “an immigrant by profession”.

He said that, after his solidarity work, there is the example of his parents, both nurses, who after complying with their working hours always had “an extra” to “read a book to a sick child or take an older person for a walk” .

Food distribution to the most vulnerable people

Its NGO, created ten years ago, has distributed thousands of meals among the people who have become most vulnerable due to COVID-19, in an initiative that began in the United States and Spain and has spread to other countries with the involvement of many other cooks and volunteers.

The chefs who have received the special mention also dedicate their efforts to solidarity work, who will now receive 10,000 euros each thanks to this gesture by José Andrés, who said that WCK could do it “very well”, but that he prefers to help the other initiatives grow with this financial support.

Among its recipients is the Spanish Juan Llorca, for helping parents during confinement with feeding their children. Mariana Aleixo, who works in the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro, and Elijah Amoo Addo, who drives his Food for All Africa in Ghana, are other beneficiaries, along with chefs who have launched solidarity projects in cities such as London and New York, and countries like Mexico.

Admirer of Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross in the United States, has assured that she did not create her WCK to be able to feel good herself. “It is an organization to listen to the people who need us, to help them free themselves from the world they live in,” he stressed.

“I want you to know that this does not stop, that if we continue like this, along this line, we will not solve all the problems that exist in the world, but the world will be a little better thanks to so many cooks, in Spain and in the world whole, that they are committed that our profession does not feed the few and dreams of one day feeding the many, “he stressed. (July 24, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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Principalmente, el texto habla...  
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del anuncio del ganador del BB World Prize.
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de la ayuda que ha dado la ONG de José Andrés durante la crisis del coronavirus.
C
de una decisión que ha tomado José Andrés en relación con un premio que ha ganado.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que José Andrés...  
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dijo que habría repartido el premio si él hubiera ganado.
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afirmó antes de saberse el nombre del ganador que repartiría el premio si ganaba.
C
dijo que repartirá el premio después de haberse conocido que él es el ganador.
Question 3
Según el texto...  
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José Andrés ganó ese galardón por la labor solidaria de su ONG.
B
la ONG fundada por José Andrés solo da asistencia médica a las personas más vulnerables.
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José Andrés fundó esa ONG cuando comenzó la crisis del COVID-19.
Question 4
Tras leer el texto entendemos que José Andrés repartirá ese premio...  
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entre las otras iniciativas solidarias que han tenido una mención especial en la edición de estos premios.
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entre todas las personas necesitadas que hay en todo el mundo.
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entre todos los chefs españoles que hay en el mundo.
Question 5
José Andrés decidió repartir el premio...  
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aunque no dijo por qué lo va a hacer.
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para ayudar a las otras iniciativas solidarias.
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porque se lo han pedido.
Question 6
Cuando se dice que "es hijo de maño" entendemos que...  
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el padre de José Andrés es de Aragón (España).
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el padre de José Andrés nació en Castilla - La Mancha (España).
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el padre de José Andrés es una persona muy habilidosa.
Question 7
"Solventar" es...  
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causar problemas.
B
evitar algo.
C
solucionar algo.
Question 8
En el vídeo se dice que...  
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aún la ONG de José Andrés no ha asistido a Puerto Rico.
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esa ONG se fundó hace una década.
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para José Andrés, en una situación crítica es más importante la planificación que la adaptación.
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