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Denmark Will Teach Chefs to Save Global Food
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Denmark Will Teach Chefs to Save Global Food
MAD Symposium has announced it will open a permanent education centre in Copenhagen to teach chefs how to be more humane, responsible and sustainable.
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Why Kitchen Culture Needs to Change
Trish Nelson thinks the chaos of kitchen needs to change. Watch this poignant video from the MAD Symposium.
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How to Find Peace in the Kitchen
Michael Miller is a meditation expert who believes we can create a better kitchen work environment with some very basic techniques.
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The Ex-Noma Chef Who Wants to Feed a Million Schoolchildren
Watch a fascinating discussion with ex-Noma head chef Dan Giusti at MAD 6 about the challenges of feeding America's schoolchildren.
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Ferran Adrià Explains Avant-Garde Cuisine with a Bunch of Grapes
Watch Ferran Adrià perfectly explain avant-garde cuisine using a bunch of grapes.
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René Redzepi Launches Foraging App
René Redzepi and the MAD team have launched a foraging app as part of a wider initiative to get more people foraging for food.
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José Andrés on Making Kitchen Structures More Equal
José Andrés talks about tomorrow's kitchen and how he believes that a flatter structure is needed in restaurant industry.
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Kat Kinsman: If the Kitchen Profession Doesn't Change Chefs Will Continue to Die
Kat Kinsman says that if there isn't some dramatic changes in the kitchen profession, chefs will continue to die.
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How to Manage Talent
Sydney Finkelstein has an interesting way of looking at the restaurant industry and how to discover and develop talent.
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Watch Rene Redzepi and Jacques Pépin at MAD 5
Rene Redzepi on the future of the kitchen and Jacques Pépin discussing the kitchens of the '50s.
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MAD5 – The Social Story
Enjoy a look back at MAD5 discussions and dishes with a collection of tweets from those who were at the food event, organised by chef René Redzepi.
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Mad Symposium 5: Theme and Tickets
Chef Rene Redzepi and friends are back with a fifth year of the inspiring and unique culinary conference held in Copenhagen. Find out how to get involved.
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MAD Partner with Yale to Create an Institute for Chefs
The MAD team step further into academia with the news of a partnership with Yale that they say "create and curate new discussions among leading chefs".
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Rene Redzepi and 'MAD' Get into Education
Rene Redzepi's Mad team have announced plans of a new initiative that will see them educate children and adults in Denmark about wild foods.
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Arielle Johnson on Harnessing the Power of Fermentation
An interesting video presentation from MAD's head of research Arielle Johnson on how restaurants could harness waste for fermentation.
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Could We Have a Future Without Food Waste?
An interesting video from MAD Monday as Danish MP Ida Auken speaks about creating a future without food waste.
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Jay Rayner: "Being a Chef Doesn’t Make You an Agent of Social Change."
The UK critic Jay Raynor thinks we should all stop seeing chefs as agents of social change.
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Jayme Santos Junior and David Hertz - Food Can Change
A new video from last year's Mad Symposium. Find out how food is being used as a tool for change inside the prisons of Brazil.
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Darina and Rachel Allen on The Importance of Passing on Skills
Watch Darina Allen as she takes to the stage at Mad 4 to tell us all about the importance of passing on skills - especially in farming and gardening.
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Ervind Hellstrøm on Why We Need to Educate the Home Cook
Ervind Hellstrøm speaks about the importance of spreading knowledge in the kitchen to help home cooks improve their understanding and eat better.
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Albert Adria Wants You To Be Afraid
Chef Albert Adria speaks at MAD 4 on the topic fear and why being afraid should be used as a creative catalyst in the kitchen.
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Jeremiah Tower: Aim for Benchmark, Not a BMW
Jeremiah Tower at the MAD Symposium in Copenhagen as he discusses his career working at Chez Panisse and opening his own place, Stars.
Watch Pierre Koffmann Cook A Perfect Omelette
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Watch Pierre Koffmann Cook A Perfect Omelette
Pierre Koffmann takes to the stage at MAD 4 to tackle the question 'What's Cooking?' with three very different demonstrations.
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Chris Ying on Zero Foodprint Restaurants
A nice chat from Chris Ying at MAD 4 - discussing a new project to work closely with restaurants and help reduce their 'footprint'.
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Food Writer Anya Von Breze Asks: What About The Diner?
Don't miss the enlightening speech renown food writer and cookbook author Anya Von Bremzen gave at this year's Mad Symposium in Copenhagen.
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Meet the Revolutionary Urban Gardener Ron Finlay
Ron Finlay had the laws of LA changed after local authorities told him he would have to close the small garden he planted on public land.
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WATCH: "Beautiful People Eat Ugly Fruit"
Would you eat ugly fruit? Here's the amazing story of Portuguese activist Isabel Soares who is fighting food waste one ugly fruit at a time.
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Chris Cosentino - Beware The Curse of Food Television
Chef Chris Cosentino discusses his step into the world of food television and how it had a negative affect on his career and his own physically wellbeing.
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WATCH: Why Opening A Restaurant is Scary
Watch this great speech by Parisian chef Tatiana Levhan who took the stage at Mad4 to talk about the scary process of opening her first restaurant.
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Julian Baggini on The Importance of Conviviality
Philosopher Julian Baggini look sat the role food plays in our lives and why it's incredibly important to maintain conviviality across the food profession.
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What's the Secret to Good Service? Waiter Tips from a Master
Silvano Giraldin, ex maître d’ and managing director of Le Gavroche in London, offers up his waiter tips to provide the best possible service in a restaurant.
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WATCH: Author Madhur Jaffrey Ponders Food Traditions
Celebrated author and actress Madhur Jaffrey talks food traditions and identities during her speech at this year's MAD Symposium.
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4 Points for the Chef of The Future
Olivier Roallinger talks to the MAD 4 audience in Denmark about his unique career and what he believes the chef of today should be focusing on.
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The Celebrity Chef is Nothing New - Really, Just Watch This Video
The second video from Rene Redzepi's MAD 4 is here with historian Paul Freedman discussing the the celebrity chef, past and present.
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Watch a Noodle Master at MAD4 Symposium
Watch noodle master and chef Tatsuru Rai make his famous Soba Noodles on stage at Mad 4 in Copenhagen.
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Top 10 Quotes from MAD4
Check out the top 10 quotes and highlights from René Redzepi's annual MAD Symposium held in Copenhagen.
Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi to Open a Fast Food Restaurant
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Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi to Open a Fast Food Restaurant
Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson have announced plans to open a fast food restaurant with their first location opening in San Francisco, 2015.
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Listen to a Live Stream of the MAD4 Symposium
Couldn't make it to Copenhagen for the annual MAD Symposium? Now you can tune into a live broadcast of the event thanks to an independent radio station.
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MAD4 Symposium Offer Grant for Young Chefs
Rene Redzepi has launched a MAD Grant - offering 10 young culinary students the chance to attend his MAD Symposium in August.
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Ticketing for MAD4 Symposium Opens April 7th
Chef René Redzepi and his team have devised a new ticketing system for the upcoming MAD Symposium which will take place August 24th and 25th in Copenhagen.
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Enrique Olvera and His 300-Day-Old Mole
Mexican chef Enrique Olvera discusses his 300-day-old Mole - a living breathing sauce that's constantly evolving with new moods and flavors.
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MAD Symposium Theme and Dates Announced
The MAD Symposium 2014 has been announced. With a theme of "what is cooking?" the symposium will be co-curated by the Brazilian chef Alex Atala.
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WATCH: David Chang Talks 'Guts' at MAD3
In this video from the summer's Mad Symposium renown chef David Chang talks about what courage means to him and why you should embrace failure.
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Meet The Swedish Forager Who Transformed Noma (Video)
Watch this inspiring speech by Roland Rittman, the Swedish forager who transformed the cuisine at René Redzepi's restaurant Noma in Copenhagen.
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A Rare Interview with Alain Ducasse
Video: French chef Alain Ducasse's appearance at the MAD Symposium taking questions from chefs René Redzepi, David Chang and Daniel Patterson.
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The Perennial Plate at The MAD3 Symposium
A presentation from Daniel Klein at the MAD Symposium 2013 where he discusses his work at the The Perennial Plate making films that focus on the world of food.
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WATCH: Vandana Shiva Demands 'Food Freedom' at MAD3
Indian activist Vandana Shiva is a force to be reckoned with. Here's the inspirational speech she delivered at the recent MAD3 Symposium in Copenhagen.
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WATCH: Roy Choi's Heartfelt Talk at MAD3 Symposium
Known for ingniting the food truck movement in Los Angeles, chef Roy Choi asks chefs to use their influence to open restaurants in food deserts.
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Dario Cecchini at Mad3 Symposium
Master butcher Dario Cecchini's presentation at MAD3 - the symposium organized by Rene Redzepi and co-curated by chef David Chang.
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MAD3 Video #1: Somalian Chef Ahmed Jama Talks War Zone Cuisine
In the first video released from MAD3, Somalian Chef Ahmed Jama talks about leaving a comfortable life in London to open restaurants in his war-torn homeland.
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Alex Atala To Co-Curate MAD4
While the happenings of MAD3 are still unfolding news has surfaced that Brazilian chef Alex Atala will co-curate next year's MAD Symposium.
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MAD3 Highlights and Pictures
We fill you in on the dramatic moments captured on camera at the MAD3 Symposium in Copenhagen.
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MAD Symposium Alert: Three More Speakers Confirmed
Cookbook author Diana Kennedy and Los Angeles chef Roy Choi are among the confirmed speakers at this year's MAD Symposium hosted by René Redzepi.
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Mad Symposium 2013 Lineup and Tickets
The MAD Symposium, a food event in Denmark organized by Rene Redzepi, have announced dates for tickets sales plus a few of this year's confirmed speakers
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Ferran Adria Talks About Creativity
A lecture from Ferran Adria discussing creativity and specifically addressing the question, do I have an appetite for creativity?
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Shinichiro Takagi: "Cooking with 12 Seasons"
A lecture from the Japanese chef Shinichiro Takagi - discussing his unique style of food and cooking using the 12 seasons
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Enrique Olvera on Rotten Fried Bananas
A lecture from chef Enrique Olvera from the Pujol restaurant in Mexico - discussing the rise of Mexican cuisine and heritage throughout the world.
Understanding Medicinal and Wild Plants
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Understanding Medicinal and Wild Plants
A lecture from the Italian biologist Andrea Pieroni discussing his research into wild food and medicinal plants
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Cooking Raw Ingredients from The Faroe Islands
A video from Leif SØrensen (AKA The Faroese Cook) speaking at Mad Food Camp 2012 in Denmark about his career and culture.
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One Chef's Passion to Win Gold
A lecture from Rasmus Kofoed on the nine years and thousands of man hours it took for him to take gold in the Bocuse d'Or awards
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The Culture and History of Food
A lecture on the history and culture of food from Massimo Montanari - one of the leasing experts on the subject
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Appetite is the Key to Human Success
A look at appetite and how it has affected the human race and our survival throughout the ages
David Chang: 'Is MSG Really Bad For Us?'
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David Chang: 'Is MSG Really Bad For Us?'
David Chang discusses MSG how it works in food and asks the question can it have a bad affect on the body?
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How to Make a Memorable Meal
Paul Rozin is a psychologist who examine the experience people have when they're dining and what makes a meal more memorable
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Jedi Chefs with Fergus Henderson
A video with the owners of the famous St John restaurant in London - Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver
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The Importance of Memory in Cooking
A talk from Andrea Petrini discussing the importance of memory in cooking
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Sea Urchins and More with Roderick Sloan
A video with Roderick Sloan - a man who dives and fishes for sea urchins and clams that are helping to monitor climate change
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Dan Barber on Wheat | Mad Food Camp 2012, Video #6
A video with chef Dan Barber discussing the history of wheat production and how many of the traditional and tasty methods have now been lost
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The Butter Viking | Mad Food Camp 2012, Video #5
A video with the Butter Viking Patrick Johansson as part of the Mad Food Camp 2012 lectures.
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Wylie Dufresne | Mad Food Camp 2012, Video #4
The fourth video from the Mad Food Camp 2012 - in this installment the American chef Wylie Dufresne discusses the appetite for knowledge
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The Nordic Food Lab | Mad Food Camp 2012, Video #3
Watch the third video installment of the Mad Food Camp 2012, featuring Lars and Mark from the Nordic Food Lab who talk about edible and inedible foods
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Massimo Bottura | Mad Food Camp 2012, Video #2
Check out the second video installment of the Rene Redzepi's Mad Food Camp 2012. The video features renown Italian chef Massimo Bottura
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall | Mad Food Camp 2012, Video #1
A look at the first video to be released from the 2012 Mad Food Camp, organised by the Danish chef Rene Redzepi
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Mad Food Camp 2012: 12 Topics + 7 Quotes From Copenhagen
A report from Rene Redzepi's Mad Food Camp in Copenhagen, looking at the themes and quotes that emerged from the food festival
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Mad Food Camp 2012 - The Social Story
A social look at the second annual Mad Food Camp 2012 organized by chef Rene Redzepi from Copenhagen in Denmark.
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Rene Redzepi's Mad Food Camp 2012
Rene's Mad Food Camp 2012 will start on the 1st of July - this year's festival will focus on the them of appetite
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Rene Redzepi Mad Food Camp 2012
The line up for the Danish food festival Mad Food Camp, organised by Rene Redzepi, has been announced