Conversation swirls through chef Jose Garces’s Philadelphia kitchen in three languages.
Jose Garces and daughter. © Petrina Tinslay
Jose’s daughter coos at her baby brother in Spanish. Friends chat in Croatian over glasses of cinnamon-spiced cranberry sangria. And Jose’s brother Chris scolds him in English—“Stay away from the gravy!”—worried that he will take more than his share, just like when they were kids.