"We're in a different culture. I embrace it. I know it's an honor for them to be on a national team, and it's a huge honor for me to represent the United States culinary-wise.''
national team chef Brent Billapando
, who survived the Aurora, Colo., theater midnight shooting two years. Billapando, who turned 31 on Thursday, was with his
, who was pregnant with their second child at the time and got struck by fragments. He said the timing of the World Cup ''couldn't have been any