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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When Chef Daniel Patterson wrote this piece for MAD about mental health, we were deeply struck by his honesty and courage. While it speaks specifically to those in the restaurant industry, we feel it’s every bit as relevant today to anyone who struggles with depression or mental illness.

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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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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, named the Best Female Chef in Latin America by the 50 Best Restaurants List, has led kitchens the world over, and has won widespread recognition for her work as head chef of Gustu,

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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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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.