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Burning Man

WATCH | Omnivore

In a special interview, René Redzepi explains why he collaborated on the new series Omnivore, and gives MAD the scoop on that mind-bending chile scene

Profits, Non-Profits, and The Dream of A Better Way: A MAD Monday NYC Recap

MAD Long reads | Digest

What we learned about the compatibility of making money and making change at our MAD Monday in NYC

5 Questions with Kirsten Kirby Shoote

MAD Alumni Q&A

Kirsten Kirby Shoote doesn't feel like an activist, but they are all about changing the status quo, whether it's pushing for cultural responsibility or bending farming laws in the name of sustainability


MAD Academy

MAD Academy is a school in Copenhagen, Denmark, that trains hospitality professionals—both employees and owners—to become change makers. Become a part of a thriving global network committed to transforming hospitality and our food systems.

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How to Lead in a No-Ego Kitchen

Alanna Sapwell

Chef Alanna Sapwell has journeyed through kitchens around the world, experiencing different leadership styles in each. Now as head chef at her own restaurant, it’s her turn to set a new standard. 

Owning It

Rosio Sanchez

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

Carne e Spirito

Dario Cecchini 

The Dante-quoting Butcher of Panzano on the importance of craft and love.


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