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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.

Josef-Desimone-Facebook-Chef.jpgFacebook executive chef Josef Desimone died after a motorcycle accident yesterday, TechCrunch reports. Desimone was Facebook's first executive chef, and was executive chef at Google prior. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote yesterday: "Josef was a Facebook legend and institution. 'Chef Josef' joined us in 2008 and built our culinary team from a handful of employees in a single café into a global team with dozens of world class restaurants." [TC]