Alex Atala Chef, Brazil

Insects and Plants: Together for Life

Alex Atala is the chef of DOM, in Sao Paulo, which opened in 2009 and is known for using indigenous and Amazonian produce. The restaurant is considered among the best in the world. Apart from his flagship, through his foundation ATA, Atala helps communities in the Amazonas. He also owns a more casual restaurant and a market in Sao Paulo and is the author of 2013 DOM: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients.

In this influential talk from the inaugural MAD, Atala talks about ants that taste of lemongrass, and how chefs in the west should overcome cultural biases.

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