Jonathan Gold Journalist, USA

On Authenticity

In his talk at MAD3, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jonathan Gold takes on the question of culinary authenticity. At a time when chefs like Andy Ricker are delving into the cuisines of countries they weren’t born in, and others, like Roy Choi, are reinterpreting the cooking of their ancestors, many have begun to debate what makes a style of cooking authentic. Watch the presentation to see how a layover in the transit zone of Moscow’s airport, where Edward Snowden was stuck for weeks, got Gold thinking about the topic.

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