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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Some of our friends have joined forces to raise funds and awareness for MAD. Check out the amazing experiences from Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, Rosio Sanchez, Alice Waters, Dan Barber, Dario Cecchini, Ferran and

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Learn more and download the VILD MAD app at http://www.vildmad.dk.

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Eva Sarai is a current MAD intern in Copenhagen. She travelled to Denmark to study, and she will return to the US to finish her studies in Psychology and neuroscience at Grinnell College.  Photos in

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VILD MAD – Danish for wild food – is a comprehensive and free resource for the public to learn about and sustainably explore wild food. The initiative comprises an app in Danish and in English,

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Learn more and download the app at vildmad.dk.

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Nancy Lee has a PhD in Gender and Cultural Studies from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her dissertation examined the impact of social media and celebrity culture on chefs’ modes of production. She tweets and

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Hana and Houda Hussein, members of Copenhagen nonprofit Trampoline House from Afghanistan and Palestine and chefs for its catering service Sisters’ Cuisine, told stories of the role food has played in their lives in Denmark.  

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Lawyer, and political commentator, Natasha Al-Hariri, introduced the topic of the evening, by speaking of her own experiences of the intersection of migration and food.

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About MAD

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.