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He cooks for TV and movie stars as well as this town's most powerful politicians but -- what it does for some needy children.
That makes him our power player of the most people are hungry there are no angry people just hungry people -- my -- -- -- -- the gospel according to Art Smith.
Who has risen from Florida farm boy does celebrity chef.
While giving back to inner city kids people I think aren't you meet with people well I'd never use the rats me I just -- them.
Arts remarkable story begins on not form where he's spent his time in the kitchen not in the field -- back.
-- majority of what I learned in life and about food came from my mother and grandmothers.
And I saw how they every day.
You know I would -- -- use food as a way to bring their family together.
By age 23 he was cooking for the governor of Florida.
He began eight years as personal chef for a full for a win for everybody loves food bank -- -- what art that's.
Who introduced him to some other Chicago once the Obama knows I met them through this -- -- Winfrey had a good do you call her miss Winfrey passer call -- -- -- -- southern but in 2004.
Art Smith started his biggest project.
Common threads that the primary focus is to teach children.
How to cook.
But not to be able -- that to -- little human beings now running in 33 locations in Chicago Washington Miami and Los Angeles.
It's an afterschool program for more than a 1008 to twelve -- That focuses on nutrition self reliance and foreign cultures they're -- There we have it perfect.
Taking children from at risk situations.
In exposing -- something.
That then not only can teach them how to take care of themselves but also give them a window to the world.
-- stage offices to restaurants.
President Obama took Michelle to table 52 in Chicago last Valentine's Day.
And is open cartons sold here on Capitol Hill which is where the chef and I got down to business -- and -- southern cooking.
Everybody -- that -- about macaroni cheese but you know vegetables to.
You know you can have them pitched -- this -- -- -- -- it's really good you're you're you're literally -- -- out how we gonna put -- that we got taste everything first off.
That is serious macaroni and very serious that is period would I think we would make unfairly -- right and happen.
Then there was the fried chicken and the beats and pickles and oh yes the mini cupcakes.
-- we couldn't.
We could never sure if kind of food and a song that talks because everybody would have got a long it would be -- which brings us back to art Smith's world view.
Food is well.
You're like most problems the world this is people don't spend enough time together eating to -- people.com.
And you know what that's what we've done we've done -- very well.
It really was delicious for someone who -- food as much as Art Smith -- greatest accomplishment may be himself.
Since August the shaft has lost 85 pounds through watching his diet and exercise.
And that's it for today have a great week.
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