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
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