So what are you going to cook tonight Sean Penn?

Hollywood actor and activist joins Obama's chef and president of the world bank in backing our Peru book
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Gastón Acurio, Jim Yong Kim, Sam Kass, Sean Penn,
Gastón Acurio, Jim Yong Kim, Sam Kass, Sean Penn,

Gastón Acurio, the legendary Peruvian chef and author of our book Peru was keeping some fine company this past weekend. Along with actor Sean Penn, world bank president Jim Yong Kim and the Obama's White House chef Sam Kass they were all guests or speakers at the COP21 Sustainable Innovation Forum in Lima, Peru.

And, after a lively conference during which Jim Yong Kim recommended young people "become an actor, win two Oscars and do something revolutionary in one of the world's poorest countries," all the attendees enjoyed some incredible Peruvian dishes featured in our book and were even given a copy by Gaston.

Earlier Penn had called on citizens, especially young people, to take the lead over their governments, on the basis that no government will work without a population that participates. 

"Young people are the citizens who have to lead the government with small actions in small groups. This paradigm shift makes everyone potential visionaries who will reach the world," the actor said.

 

Gastón Acurio, Jim Yong Kim, Sam Kass, Sean Penn,
Gastón Acurio, Jim Yong Kim, Sam Kass, Sean Penn,

Penn took part in the discussion in his capacity as founder of JP / Haitian Relief Organization, an institution that facilitates social work in Haiti. Check out what Sean Penn and co will be cooking this coming weekend by taking a look at our Peru book in the store.


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