Ixta Belfrage
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Ixta’s style of cooking draws inspiration from three countries she grew up travelling to, eating in and obsessing over. Brazil (where her mum is from), Italy (where she lived as a child) and Mexico (where her grandad lived). She worked at the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen for five years and is the co-author of FLAVOUR with Yotam Ottolenghi. Her first solo cookbook: MEZCLA, was nominated for 'best debut cookbook' at the Fortnum & Mason Awards and 'best international cookbook' at the James Beard Awards. MEZCLA was also named one of the best cookbooks of 2022 by The Independent, The Times, Bon Appetit, Amazon, Spectator and Squaremeal. Ixta is a Contributing Editor at Elle Magazine and has also written for The Guardian, Suitcase Magazine and Pit Magazine. Ixta was named ‘one of the most influential women in food’ by Code Hospitality 2021 & 2022. 

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