Third MAD Symposium | Guts

25-26 August 2013

With a lineup curated by David Chang and the team of Lucky Peach, guests and speakers shared visceral stories of strength, persistence, risk-taking, and embracing failure at the third MAD Symposium, GUTS. Guided by the simple belief that people interested in food might benefit from pushing to learn more, speakers braved the challenge of reflecting on the stories and ideas that most don’t typically dare or get the opportunity to tell.


Day One

Dario Cecchini
Butcher, Antica Macelleria Cecchini • Italy
Sandor Katz
Food Writer and Fermentation Revivalist • USA
Jason Box
Professor of Glaciology and Ice Climateologist, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland • USA/Denmark
Heribert Watzke
Food Scientist and Founder of Dept. of Food Material Science, Nestlé • Switzerland
Josh Whiteland
Forager, Guide and Founder, Koomal Dreaming • Australia
David Choe
Artist • USA
Jon Reiner
Author and Film Director • USA
Diana Kennedy
Author specializing in Mexican cooking • UK/Mexico
Pascal Barbot
Chef, Astrance • France
Martha Payne
Schoolgirl and Blogger, NeverSeconds • Scotland
Ahmed Jama
Chef, The Village • Somalia
Daniel Klein & Mirra Fine
Filmmakers, The Perennial Plate • USA

Day Two

Margot Henderson
Writer; Chef/Founder, Arnold & Henderson • UK
Christian Puglisi
Chef/Owner Relæ, Manfreds, Bæst, and Mirabelle; Founder, Farm of Ideas • Denmark
Cynthia Sandberg & David Kinch
Farmer, Love Apple & Farm Chef, Manresa • USA
Alex Atala
Chef, D.O.M. • Brazil
Eric Schlosser
Journalist and Author • USA
Dr. Vandana Shiva
Environmental and Food Activist and Scholar • India
Roy Choi
Chef/Owner, Kogi and Host, The Chef Show • USA
Jonathan Gold
Food Critic • USA
Alain Ducasse
Chef/Owner, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester and Ducasse • France
Barbara Lynch
Restaurateur and Chef/Owner of No.9 Park, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, and others • USA
Knud Romer
Author • Denmark
Michael Twitty
Culinary Historian • USA
Tor Nørretranders
Author • Denmark