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Wylie Dufresne
Wylie Dufresne
WD-50, New York City

Gadget hacker: Dufresne takes the canisters from FoodSaver, a consumer product that seals produce and meats in plastic, and modifies them to aerate food. "We've got something called aerated foie on the menu that looks like a sponge of foie gras."

Personal technology: BlackBerry. "I don't think I'm hooked on it, but I check it a little more often now because my wife is pregnant."

On technogically modified food: Technology has allowed chefs to expand their arsenals of flavors and textures. "It's valid when it can improve efficiency and when it helps us create something we previously couldn't create." -Alyssa Abkowitz

NEXT: Elizabeth Falkner

Last updated June 05 2009: 12:06 PM ET
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