Chef Jose Andres at his avant garde Minibar restaurant in Washington. Andres' experiments with gelatins have helped make him one of the most innovative chefs in the country.

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Language drives Johnson's art since her illness, as depicted in her piece called Enthusiastic, created in 2009.

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