David Chang on the allures of the kitchen’s dark side and its battle against the light.

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Iliana Regan shares her perspective on changing kitchen culture.

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senderens redo

Examining the legacy of the pioneer who trained Passard.

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A look at one of Paris’ most beloved, and quietest, chefs.

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The sushi master and René have a chat about hard work, becoming a master, and happiness.

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One of the French masters offers an impassioned call to action.

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Modernist chef Wylie Dufresne on what you need to make it in a kitchen.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold explores whether or not there is such a thing as an authentic cuisine.

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A Japanese soba master demonstrates his craft in hypnotic, completely stunning fashion.

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A guerilla farmer from Los Angeles talks about how we need to make food and gardening sexy.

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The British restaurant critic and writer thinks chefs can’t really change the world.

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The American pioneer answers the question that inspired the fourth MAD Symposium.

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Cuisine has never been static, and authenticity is a moving target.
Jonathan Gold 

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MAD (taken from the Danish word for “food”) is a not-for-profit organization that works to expand knowledge of food to make every meal a better meal; not just at restaurants, but every meal cooked and served. Good cooking and a healthy environment can and should go hand-in-hand, and the quest for a better meal can leave the world a better place than we found it. MAD is committed to producing and sharing this knowledge and to taking promising ideas from theory to practice.