A couple of weeks ago, we asked via iReport for your stories of that person, place, book, restaurant or dish that made you sit up and start to see food as more than just a three times a day chore. You eat every day, and you've got a story to share.
Every so often, we're sharing the most hunger-inducing and heartfelt ones right 'chere.
Read on for iReporter Teresa Spyra's story about how growing up eating "strange food" eventually became her mother’s lifeline:
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Spanish-born José Andrés is the chef and owner of the ThinkFoodGroup, the team responsible for Washington D.C. eateries minibar, Jaleo, Cafe Atlantico, Oyamel and Zaytinya.
Andrés is also the culinary director of the SLS Hotel, The Bazaar in Los Angeles and two upcoming restaurants at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
As Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio made his way to Capitol Hill this morning to testify for the Child Nutrition Act, Andrés shows support for his favorite child nutrition advocates.
Top Five School Lunch Heroes: José Andrés
Everybody in the pool. Our managing editor just started a #meatsongs hashtag on Twitter, lobbying with "We're Having a Meatwave" and moving on to "I Want to Hold Your Ham."
Our associate editor followed up with "Gettin' Piggy With It" and "Steers in Heaven."
You can do better. We're steaking that claim right now.
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