Cerqueira César, São Paulo, Brazil

Antism

Taste is often a result of cultural interpretations -- what someone else said. Partly why caviar is expensive. What is comfortable is often what parents fed you first. Nostalgia food. They said, "it's good for you."

Alex Atala at Dom is leading the new cuisine frontier in São Paulo with never-used, never-interpreted before flavors in a restaurant.

First Nations chef Doña Brazi in the Amazon introduced him to ant sauce which has a delicious herbal lemongrass flavor. We also learn from others what we do not like...including antism ;). So as David Chang says, "close your eyes" to what you think you do not like. It's delicious.

Antism