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food critics reeling. (It didn't take long before she set up shop in that kitchen that Esquire Magazine named it one of the country's best new restaurants.) Her own metamorphosis as a chef, she says, has both rolled along with and been inspired by the diversification in the overall food landscape in and around Boston. "It's changed so much just in the last 10 years, it's insane," she observes. "When I first started here years ago, it was only big- name chefs. Now you have so many up-and- comers who are becoming powerhouses in their own right, and running small, creative places. I'm always inspired by that group of new people trying new things." She's also been buoyed by the local indus- try network of women chefs — something that is widely acknowledged as unique to Boston among food professionals. "In New York, I was working for one of the three women chefs around," she remembers. "It's gotten better there, but there's still a shortage of women chefs. But in Boston you have huge-name chefs who are female, who are supporting each other. That meant that as I was making my way here, I could be accepted 186 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 7 local cuisine "sumptuous yet unfussy food"

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