To many Americans, José Andrés is the Spanish chef, the most recognizable, enthusiastic, and generous promoter of the culinary treasures of his homeland. The proprietor of more than a dozen restaurants, Andrés has turned his creative eye and theatrical flair to Spanish tapas, Mexican street food, homestyle American food, even Asian-style noodles. Andrés is also an educator, as Dean of the Spanish Studies program of the International Culinary Center; a gregarious host on travel and cooking shows; and a humanitarian dedicated to finding lasting solutions to global malnourishment. We checked in with Chef Andrés, whom we'll now be referring to as "The Spanish Godfather." Read on for more.