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Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Alex-Atala-150.jpgHere's a profile of Brazilian "Jungle Cook" Alex Atala of D.O.M. from food writer Lisa Abend. The two go to the rain forest together and, among other things, Atala discusses beheading a chicken at MAD after asking the audience to vote on its fate: "I wanted everyone to feel a stake in the bird's death, which is why I asked the audience to vote. But I was a bit troubled by how insistent they were." Is rain forest exploring with Alex Atala the new foraging with René Redzepi? [Time]
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