Jose Andres in 2010. (Sarah L. Voisin/Washington Post)

I was holed up in my room in a nearly empty hotel in Haiti. . . I heard a familiar laugh [and] found José Andrés holding court with journalists on behalf of a solar-powered cookstove.

— Anthony Bourdain
in the new issue of Time, spinning exactly the kind of yarn you’d expect from Bourdain (it involves an oncoming hurricane and a cholera threat ) to honor fellow superstar chef José Andrés for the “Time 100” list of influential people. “The man,” he writes, noting the D.C. chef’s philanthropy and culinary skills, “is capable of anything.”

Also on the list: University of Maryland-Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski. Also, Warren Buffett, Tim Tebow, Rihanna, Louis C.K., Marc Andreesen, Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, Matt Lauer (really?), the Middleton sisters, Time’s very own former editor Walter Isaacson, and Claire Danes, whose “Homeland” role gets a shout-out from Valerie Plame. Oh, and the president of the United States.