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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.

fondue-lawsuit-zurich.jpgIn a "victory for fondue," a restaurant in Zurich has won a three-year legal battle over the smell of their cheese, with the courts ruling that they do not have to pay fines for being stinky. The fondue restaurant owner was also awarded damages to be paid by his neighbors who had "retaliated" against the restaurant by bringing "a speciality smelly fish from Norway into the restaurant and started eating it in front of customers." [Guardian]
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