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Ixta Belfrage

Ixta Belfrage

Ixta’s style of cooking draws inspiration from three countries that she travelled to, ate in and obsessed over when growing up: Brazil, where her mother’s from; Italy, where she lived as a child; and Mexico, where her grandfather lived. She cut her teeth at NOPI before moving to the Test Kitchen, where she worked for Yotam Ottolenghi for five years, contributing to his columns in The Guardian and The New York Times. In 2020 she co-authored The New York Times’ bestseller Flavour with Ottolenghi, and in 2021 she was named one of the most influential women in food by Code Hospitality.


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