MAD Mondays x Dispatches

To celebrate the release of our very first book publication, MAD Dispatches, we organized a series of evening events along with our editor, Chris Ying. The three MAD Mondays draw content from Dispatches’ first volume, You and I Eat The Same, highlighting how cooking and eating connect us across cultural and political borders. Together with the book’s contributors and local experts, we talked about how good food can be common ground between different cultures—a link between communities—and explored how immigration has built these cities’ rich culinary culture.

San Francisco

Heath Ceramics

Reem Assil
Chef/Owner, Reem’s California & Dyafa

Corey Lee
Chef/Owner of Benu, In Situ, & Monsieur Benjamin

Tienlon Ho
Author, Journalist, and contributor to You and I Eat the Same

Luke Tsai
Editor, Journalist, Critic, and contributor to You and I Eat the Same


New York

The Standard

Angela Dimayuga
Creative Director of Food and Culture, The Standard International

Arielle Johnson
Flavor Chemist; Author; Dispatches contributor; and Director’s Fellow, MIT’s Media Lab

Helen Rosner
Writer, Editor, and roving Food Correspondent for the New Yorker

JJ Johnson
Author and Chef, Fieldtrip and Henry

Malcolm Livingston II
Chef/Co-Founder, Bronx culinary collective Ghetto Gastro

Prof. Krishnendu Ray
Author and Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU



The Store X

Bee Wilson
Journalist, Historian, and Author

Jeremy Chan
Chef/Co-Owner, Ikoyi

Tim Lang
Author and Professor of Food Policy, University of London



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