Ask the Doctor #1: Black Garlic

Ask the Doctor #1: Black Garlic

ASK THE DOCTOR: Arielle Johnson, MAD head of Research, has a PhD in flavor chemistry from UC Davis. She is our expert on all things experimental in the MAD Lab, our chief investigator of food, flavor and fermentation. From here on out, she will be running this advice...
Turning Trash Into Delicious Things: a Brief Guide

Turning Trash Into Delicious Things: a Brief Guide

1.3 billion tonnes of edible food go to waste every year, and 9 billion people need to be fed in 2050. So, when it came time to feeding the people who attended our event on this subject at the World Bank, we wanted to use the meal to contextualize some of these...
Why MAD is in Japan

Why MAD is in Japan

Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing stories from MAD’s travels in Japan—pieces about everything from the characters we meet along the way to the chefs and techniques that capture our imagination. Our research ambitions are an important aspect of this adventure,...
Know Thy Scientist

Know Thy Scientist

Despite what it may seem, there is still a strong mutual distrust between scientists and chefs, and the two sides haven’t fully realized their potential for collaboration. In this MAD Dispatch, MAD head of research Arielle Johnson argues that it’s time chefs and...

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