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Romy Gill is the self-taught chef and owner of Romy’s Kitchen, a Punjabi/Bengali Indian restaurant in Bristol where she combines ingredients and techniques from her Indian heritage with those of her home country, the United

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The MAD community extends beyond the big red tent. Together we are making sustainable changes in our food system. Will you join us?

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For chefs, having a restaurant is akin to having a child. But how do you balance the love of that “child” when you become the parent to a living and breathing human. Guided by Munchies

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At the sixth MAD Symposium, Rosio points out the gap which exists between seeking perfection and inspiration under the vision of others, and the contradictory desire to cook what matters to you as a person.

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Chef and owner of the year-old restaurant, Core, Clare Smyth is one of the industries most awarded chefs. Watch her talk from the sixth MAD Symposium here!

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In a captivating dialogue led by Lisa Abend, Ben Shewry delves deep into how the harrowing stories of his early career galvanized him as he and his team at Attica strived to a create an equal, safe and fun work environment.

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Jay Fai, with her signature oversized goggles that protect her from grease, opened the stage of the sixth MAD Symposium, demonstrating live how to make her famous crab omelet.

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Former Head Chef of noma, Dan Giusti founded Brigaid in 2016 to improve the quality of school food. Former Head Chef of noma, Dan Giusti founded Brigaid in 2016 to improve the quality of school food.

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Ture Larsen has composed many works and arrangements for theatre, film, jazz ensembles and symphony orchestras. Today, his focus is teaching surgeons to leverage their non-verbal communication skills in the operating room. Randi Beier-Holgersen, Senior

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Trish Nelson is a comedian, actor, and producer with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. As the founder of Bantergirl, she helps women create films, television, podcasts, and other projects that

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Announcing MAD Mondays x Dispatches Events Fall 2018 We are celebrating the release of our new book and very first publication MAD Dispatches with a special series of evening events along with our editor, Chris

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Chad Frischmann is the Vice President & Research Director at Project Drawdown, where he leads the Drawdown Coalition, Senior Research Team, and Fellowship Programs. Drawdown uses information from multiple fields to propose actionable solutions to

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When meditating, you’re resting two to five times more than when you sleep. Michael Miller teaches regularly all across the globe, introducing the ancient technique of Vedic Meditation in a way that is accessible and relevant to people living in today’s world.

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Jeannette Ehlers is a Danish-Trinidadian multidisciplinary visual artist who aims to disrupt the dominating narratives and replace them with ones that acknowledge the aspects of history that have thus far been ignored. In her talk ‘Rewriting History’, Ehlers discusses how it is possible to reframe history so that it is inclusive to all.

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Kamilla Seidler, has led kitchens the world over, and has won widespread recognition for her work as head chef of Gustu, a built from scratch culinary academy and fine dining restaurant in La Paz, Bolivia. Despite the accolades, she, like a lot of us, constantly questions whether she is good enough.

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We proudly present our very first book series!

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Vincent Hendricks is a professor of Formal Philosophy at The University of Copenhagen. On stage at the sixth MAD Symposium, Hendricks argues that restaurants need to harness their power and take on responsibility beyond serving food.

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Lynda Obst is one of Hollywood’s most prolific producers. At the Sixth MAD Symposium, Obst shared her eye-opening account of life in the center of the storm, providing us with an insight into a culture of abuse and sexualized narcissism.

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In this important discussion, Lisa Donovan, Wade Davis, and Kim Severson reflect on the revelations that prompted the #MeToo movement and the reckoning that has resulted from it.

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Nina Persson is the lead singer of the Swedish band The Cardigans. She kicks off day two of the sixth MAD Symposium in performance with her husband Nathan, before a conversation with Tatiana Levha, MAD

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Jytte Vikkelsøe is a Copenhagen based psychologist and author whose research focuses on conflict resolution and the complex dynamics of romantic love. Her most recent book is the bestselling Derfor Forelsker Du Dig Aldrig I

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At the first Sydney MAD Monday, Palisa Anderson, director of Sydney restaurant Chat Thai and first-generation farmer of Boon Luck Farm, shared stories from her childhood, as well as her farming practices and approach to utilizing sustainable Indigenous ingredients in her cooking.

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Tickets for the next MAD Symposium are sold out.

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Rafa Tonon wrote about FRUTO, Alex Atala’s conference in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. Find out what happened here.

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Dear friends, Save these dates in 2018! MAD has a big year planned, with a Symposium in Copenhagen, MAD Mondays in Sydney, and Dispatches. Remember that big red tent? MAD’s sixth Symposium will be held in Copenhagen

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MAD (taken from the Danish word for “food”) is a nonprofit organization that brings together a global cooking community with a social conscience, a sense of curiosity, and an appetite for change.