To hear Alex Atala speak is to be transported to a world where Brazilian ingredients reign supreme. Want to experience what we mean? Just listen to the celebrity chef’s fascinating interview with NPR.
Atala, whose Sao Paulo restaurant D.O.M. ranks sixth in the world, opened up about his cooking philosophy to NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro. Here’s what he said about the future of South American and Amazonas cuisine:
"I do believe that South American, Latin American and mainly, Amazonas, is the new frontier — in the sense of flavor, in the sense of textures, in the sense of diversity...
There is a new door just opening, just opening, and in my opinion, Amazonas will be the center of this new message."