Articles

Dive into our collection of articles, essays, and books by chefs and members of the MAD community.

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Ever watched soba noodles crafted in complete silence? What was the journey behind Clare Smyth and the opening of Core? And what happens when Jiro Ono and René Redzepi share a pot of tea?

Speaking Out

Daniel Patterson

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.

Alex Atala brings Brazil together to discuss food

Rafael Tonon

Rafa Tonon wrote about FRUTO, Alex Atala's conference in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. Find out what happened here.

A Journey of Flavor

Eva Sarai

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 this article were taken by Theis Bothmann.  Frikadeller—tasty, uncomplicated Danish meatballs. This dish was among…

A Mushroom of One's Own

Nancy Lee

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 ‘grams at @pre_dessert My first real interaction with MAD was a complete fluke. After emailing…

Documentary: A throwback to MAD4: What is Cooking?

Alex Atala

Watch the short documentary from Alex Atala's team from MAD4 in 2014.

Dr. Flavor at MIT—Stressing out plants for flavor

Arielle Johnson

Stressing out your plants can make them more delicious. Our Dr. Flavor is finding out how.

MAD Science at WIRED — The Quest for Flavor

Our Head of Research Arielle Johnson and noma Head of R&D Lars Williams break down their quest for flavors at WIRED2015.

Eating Invaders

Anna Lipin

Serving up invasive species as a way to combat the problem, and creating something delicious in the process.

Fighting Food Waste, One Small Battle at a Time

Diletta Parente

Diletta Parente recounts her journey to becoming a food activist, and gives an insight into her work in fighting food waste.

Culture of the Kitchen: Cooks Weigh In

MAD

René asked, “How do we change the culture of our kitchens?” Here are your responses.

MAD and the Future of Hope - Sadza

Arielle Johnson

Learning about sadza, a local staple food eaten in Zimbabwe.

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