Ixta’s style of cooking draws inspiration from three countries she grew up travelling to, eating in and obsessing over. Brazil (where her mother is from), Italy (where she lived as a child) and Mexico (where her grandfather lived). She cut her teeth at NOPI before moving to the Ottolenghi 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 bestselling FLAVOUR with Yotam Ottolenghi and in 2021 she was named one of the most influential women in food by Code Hospitality.
‘One-in-a-million creativity, Ixta’s food is simply outstanding!’Yotam Ottolenghi
‘Ixta is an alchemist with flavour. Thrilling recipes full of life and imagination. I can’t wait to cook everything.’Jessie Ware