Channel Videos from MAD

What is a Good Life? | Carolyn Steel | MAD Monday
2,040 views - 12/18/19
For British architect, Carolyn Steel, the question of how we want to eat in the future is really a question of how we want to live. Food...
Restore the Soil and Feed Tomorrow | David Montgomery | MAD Monday
1,111 views - 12/18/19
We’ve lost a third of the world’s fertile soil and are slated to lose another third in the next century–this is an optimistic story about...
Get On Your Knees (and Bring Gastronomy with You) | Christian Puglisi | MAD Monday
687 views - 12/18/19
As chef Christian Puglisi’s restaurant community, Relæ, in Copenhagen expanded, he realized he should not be growing out, but growing...
How to Lead in a No-Ego Kitchen | Alanna Sapwell | Sydney MAD Monday
1,063 views - 12/14/19
Chef Alanna Sapwell has journeyed through kitchens around the world, experiencing different leadership styles in each. Now as head chef,...
Leaders are the Glue, Not the Light | Clarence Slockee & Christian Hampson | Sydney MAD Monday
477 views - 12/14/19
Clarence Slockee and Christian Hampson run Yerrabingin (We Walk Together), Australia’s first Indigenous rooftop farm that interweaves...
Get Out of Your Own Way | Subhana Barzaghi | Sydney MAD Monday
375 views - 12/14/19
Propelled into her role as the first female Zen Buddhist and Insight Meditation teacher, Subhana Barzaghi didn’t have other women role...
Love and Resilience | Graham Long | Sydney MAD Mondays
4,039 views - 12/19/18
Reverend Graham Long, Pastor and CEO Emeritus of the Wayside Chapel in Sydney, is someone whose life is woven into the community fabric...
Rediscovering Food Through Resilience | Indira Naidoo | Sydney MAD Mondays
638 views - 12/19/18
Indira Naidoo, journalist, broadcaster, author and food activist, tells the story of her journey from news reading to finding meaning...
Cultural Resilience | Lydia Miller | Sydney MAD Mondays
678 views - 12/19/18
Lydia Miller is a Kuku Yalanji woman and the Executive Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts at Australia’s national...
Resilient Restaurants | Josh Niland, Fish Butchery | Sydney MAD Mondays
7,859 views - 12/19/18
Josh Niland, Chef and Owner of Saint Peter restaurant and Fish Butchery, shares the stories of resilience behind his restaurant’s success...
Preserving Identity Through Coffee Traceability | Arthur Karuletwa
3,179 views - 11/30/18
Arthur Karuletwa is a native of Rwanda, but lived as a refugee in Uganda and Kenya in the 1990's. Today, he sees coffee as a source of...
MAD: A Global Cooking Community with an Appetite for Change
7,819 views - 11/27/18
Recognizing that food is inseparable from some of our most pressing global challenges, MAD unites a global cooking community with a...
Conducting the Kitchen | Ture Larsen & Randi Beier-Holgersen
1,209 views - 11/23/18
Ture Larsen has composed many works and arrangements for theatre, film, jazz ensembles and symphony orchestras. Today, his focus is...
Bridging The Gap Between Men and Women | Jytte Vikkelsøe
792 views - 11/23/18
Jytte Vikkelsøe is a Copenhagen based psychologist and author whose research focuses on conflict resolution and the complex dynamics of...
Links Between the Culinary and Music Industries | Nina Persson & Tatiana Levha
753 views - 11/23/18
Nina Persson is the lead singer of the Swedish band The Cardigans. She kicks off day two of the sixth MAD Symposium in performance with...
What Does Courage Look Like | Trish Nelson
1,507 views - 11/09/18
Trish Nelson is a comedian, actor, and producer with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. As the founder of...
Nobody Puts Baby In The... Kitchen | M. Orlando, N. Ekstedt, S. Barr, T. Lehva & L. Hinnerskov
991 views - 11/04/18
For chefs, having a restaurant is akin to having a child. But how do you balance the love of that “child” when you become the parent to a...
How To Reverse Climate Change  | Chad Frischmann
2,415 views - 10/25/18
Chad Frischmann is the Vice President & Research Director at Project Drawdown, where he leads the Drawdown Coalition, Senior Research...
On Food, Authenticity, and Culture | Romy Gill
1,408 views - 10/12/18
Romy Gill is the self-taught chef and owner of Romy’s Kitchen, a Punjabi/Bengali Indian restaurant in Bristol where she combines...
Owning It  | Rosio Sanchez
9,168 views - 10/11/18
The Mexican-American daughter of two immigrants, Rosio Sanchez has been instrumental in introducing Mexican cuisine to Denmark. After...
What It Takes To Open Your Own Restaurant  | Clare Smyth, Chef and Owner of Core
12,375 views - 10/03/18
Chef and owner of the year-old restaurant, Core, Clare Smyth is one of the industries most awarded chefs. As the head chef of Restaurant...
Finding Peace in the Kitchen and the Mind | Michael Miller
3,330 views - 09/21/18
Michael Miller is the co-founder of the London and New York Meditation Center. Miller regularly teaches all across the globe, introducing...
#MeToo, Now What? | Kim Severson, Wade Davis & Lisa Donovan
465 views - 09/21/18
New York Times' national food correspondent Kim Severson won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on sexual harassment in the workplace in...
Rewriting History  | Jeannette Ehlers
1,570 views - 09/20/18
Jeannette Ehlers is a Danish-Trinidadian multi disciplinary visual artist who aims to disrupt the dominating narratives and replace them...
No More Cock-Rock | Ben Shewry
4,254 views - 09/18/18
At his restaurant, Attica, New Zealand-born Ben Shewry showcases both: his interests (Australian culture, Indigenous ingredients, music,...
Why Is What You Do Important? | Vincent Hendricks
2,990 views - 09/11/18
Vincent Hendricks is a professor of Formal Philosophy at The University of Copenhagen and Director of the Center for Information and...
Am I Good Enough? | Kamilla Seidler
2,350 views - 09/11/18
Kamilla Seidler, named the Best Female Chef in Latin America by the 50 Best Restaurants List, has led kitchens the world over, and has...
What On Earth Just Happened | Lynda Obst
1,306 views - 09/11/18
Lynda Obst is one of Hollywood’s most prolific producers. Obst has been credited with inventing the contemporary Romcom. Her films have...
Feeding A Million | Dan Giusti, Founder of Brigaid
6,820 views - 09/09/18
Former Head Chef of noma, Dan Giusti founded Brigaid in 2016 to improve the quality of school food. He’s gathered professional chefs and...
Jay Fai's Famous Crab Omelet
94,249 views - 08/31/18
Fai owns Raan Jay Fai, Thailand’s first “Street Food” restaurant to win a Michelin star, and one of only three street food restaurants in...
How to Meet Demand for Australian Bushfoods | Sydney MAD Mondays
647 views - 06/09/18
This discussion is part of the Sydney MAD Monday event on Indigenous Foodways, April 16 2018. Sydney MAD Mondays is a collaboration...
Indigenous Australian Bushfoods | Gayle Quarmby
583 views - 06/09/18
Gayle Quarmby of Outback Pride Project, the largest bushfood-growing organisation in Australia, shares how her company provides...
Migration, Family, and Farming | Palisa Anderson
1,990 views - 06/09/18
Palisa Anderson, director of Sydney restaurant Chat Thai and first generation farmer of Boon Luck Farm, shared stories from her...
Aboriginal Elder Charles Madden: Indigenous Foodways
620 views - 06/09/18
Aboriginal Elder, Uncle Charles Madden, officially welcomes guests of MAD, Carriageworks and Kylie Kwong's Sydney MAD Monday to Gadigal...
The Stories that Define Australia | Nicole Watson
337 views - 06/06/18
A member of the Birri-Gubba People and the Yugambeh language group, novelist and scholar Nicole Watson of the University of Sydney Law...
Respect For the Sacred Land | Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison
2,030 views - 06/06/18
Indigenous Australian Elder Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison, an initiated Yuin man and the knowledge holder and teacher of the guides at...
What If We Were All Foragers? | René Redzepi
334 views - 03/27/18
"Let's picture a world in which we all look beyond the lines separating the wild, the urban, the rural." ~René Redzepi VILD MAD –...
Why did René Redzepi Launch the Foraging Program VILD MAD (Wild Food)?
896 views - 03/27/18
René Redzepi started the foraging initiative VILDMAD in 2017. VILD MAD – Danish for wild food – is a program designed to teach you to...
Introducing the Foraging Program VILD MAD/Wild Food
866 views - 03/27/18
VILD MAD – Danish for wild food – is a program designed to teach you to read the landscape and to discover its culinary potential....
Cooking Session for VILD MAD | Thorsten Schmidt
473 views - 03/27/18
Thorsten Schmidt, head chef of Restaurant Barr, cooked up some recipes with wild ingredients for VILDMAD. Watch to hear about some of the...
Soba Master Tatsuru Rai Demonstrates His Craft
1,486 views - 03/27/18
A hypnotic moment of calm and tranquility provided by soba master Tatsuru Rai at MAD4. About MAD: MAD is a non-profit transforming our...
Beets, Ubiquity, and Uniqueness | Daniel Patterson
294 views - 03/27/18
At MAD1, Daniel Patterson discusses the beet and the challenge to transform something that is so ubiquitous into something unique and...
Burns' Night | Ben Reade & Harry MacFadyen
614 views - 03/27/18
In the summer of 2013 two native Scots, Ben Reade & Harry MacFadyen, helped us celebrate Burns' Night at #MAD3. Ben made us a dream...
Food Research in Restaurants Vs. Academia | Arielle Johnson
191 views - 03/27/18
MAD's head of scientific research discusses why she left academia. Here she speaks about the potentials of fermentation to turn trash...
Exploring Cooking Beyond the Kitchen | Wylie Dufresne
635 views - 03/27/18
In Wylie Dufresne's speech from MAD2, he describes how realizing that he knew very little about cooking—and his desire to know more—has...
Bringing Nutrition and Hummingbirds to My Community | Ron Finley
321 views - 03/27/18
Ron Finley grew up in the food desert of South Los Angeles. In 2010, fed up with the lack of nutritious options available to his...
Breaking the Rules | Roy Choi
475 views - 03/27/18
Los Angeles chef Roy Choi, known to most as the man who set in motion the food truck movement with his Kogi BBQ truck, explains in this...
Classical Music is Like a Well-Executed Meal | Paul Rozin
452 views - 03/27/18
Paul Rozin is a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the last 25 years, the major focus of his research has...
Culinary Injustice | Michael Twitty
226 views - 03/27/18
Michael W. Twitty speaking at MAD3 about what drives his pursuit of piecing together a lost culinary history. About MAD: MAD is a...
What is Authenticity? | Jonathan Gold
763 views - 03/27/18
Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold speaks about how authenticity is both essential and irrelevant at MAD 3. About MAD: MAD...
The Future of Fish | Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall
194 views - 03/27/18
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall successfully campaigned the EU to change laws about fishing discards across Europe. Check out...
Chefs and Jedi Knights | F. Henderson & T. Gulliver
1,321 views - 03/27/18
Fergus Henderson is an English chef. Fergus has founded St John restaurant on St John Street in London that was awarded a Michelin star...
How to Take it to the Next Level | David Chang
761 views - 03/27/18
Drawing upon an analogy from Gattaca, David Chang shares inspirational words at MAD 3. About MAD: MAD is a non-profit transforming our...
The Audacity of Hope... | D. Bowien & A. Myint
308 views - 03/27/18
Danny Bowien and Anthony Myint of Mission Chinese Food discuss Mission Street Food and their appetite for kitchen challenges, delicious...
My Greatest Fear | Alain Ducasse
272 views - 03/27/18
At MAD3, Alain Ducasse was asked what his greatest fear was. This was his reply. About MAD: MAD is a non-profit transforming our food...
It's Time to Act | Eric Archambeau
603 views - 02/14/18
Eric Archambeau is a venture capitalist and chairman of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. About MAD: MAD is a non-profit transforming...
Techniques of the Past for the Future | Jacques Pépin
197,188 views - 02/14/18
Jacques Pépin is a chef, author, and television host, as well as the dean of the International Culinary Center in New York City. Jacques...
Managing Talent |  Sydney Finkelstein
823 views - 02/14/18
Sydney Finkelstein shares insight into his research on some of the worlds most powerful bosses to help us understand how to seek, develop...
Feeding the Restaurant Beast | Kat Kinsman
1,895 views - 02/14/18
Kat Kinsman is a writer and editor based in New York City, currently Senior Food & Drinks Editor at Time Inc.’s Extra Crispy. Her debut...
Join Us at Noma on Opening Night | René Redzepi
2,111 views - 12/13/17
*Competition has ended* Support MAD and join us at noma opening night. Here’s how:
What Gives Me Appetite | Chido Govera, Mushroom Farmer
399 views - 11/15/17
Chido Govera is teaching mushroom cultivation to hundreds of people in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, the Congo and also women from...
The Role of Avantgarde Cuisine | Ferran Adrià
2,393 views - 10/30/17
In 1983, a 22-year-old Ferran Adrià took over the kitchen of the traditional French restaurant El Bulli on the Spanish Costa Brava. In...
The Contemporary Status of Agriculture | Vandana Shiva
1,532 views - 10/25/17
Vandana Shiva has been fighting industrialized and commodified food systems since the 1980s. In her presentation at #MAD3 she describes...
How Relæ Became the First Organic Michelin Restaurant | Christian Puglisi
1,392 views - 10/12/17
Christian Puglisi shares the story of opening the Michelin-starred Relae on a drug-infested street in Copenhagen and explains what it...
Burning the Candle at Both Ends | Angela Dimayuga
2,738 views - 10/04/17
Angela Dimayuga is the executive chef of Mission Chinese Food in New York City. Like many chefs who are working to change the industry...
Working With the Family | J.Téllez & R.Magaña
541 views - 10/04/17
Head chef Téllez and Magaña, chef de cuisine, from restaurant Laja in Ensenada, Mexico. Situated in the beautiful Valle de Guadalupe in...
Tomorrow's Kitchen Starts on the Farm | Carlo Petrini
1,545 views - 10/04/17
Carlo Petrini is a food activist born in the province of Cuneo in Italy. He is the founder of the International Slow Food Movement. In...
Kitchen Solidarity | José Andrés, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
6,260 views - 10/04/17
José Andrés is nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 for his humanitarian work with his non-profit World Central Kitchen. The...
Treasures in the Woods and Fields | Miles Irving
528 views - 09/27/17
For over a decade Miles Irving has been reviving forgotten ingredients, serving the finest seasonal foraged produce to the best chefs &...
Vivre la Cuisine | Michel Bras
6,887 views - 09/21/17
Michel Bras is one of the most iconic chefs that have ever lived. He was born to a blacksmith–father and chef–mother in Gabriac in 1946....
Coquina et Naturali Vinorum | Iñaki Aizpitarte
1,259 views - 09/21/17
The youngest of five children, Iñaki Aizpitarte was born in Besançon from Spanish relatives fleeing from the Franco dictatorship in...
Insects & Plants Together for Life | Alex Atala
3,007 views - 09/21/17
Alex Atala began his career at 19 in Belgium, at the École Hôtelière de Namur. He went on to work at Jean-Pierre Bruneau’s 3-star...
Make Food Not War | Kamal Mouzawak
577 views - 09/21/17
Kamal Mouzawak created the first farmers’ market in Beirut, Souk el-Tayeb, which preserves food traditions and the culture of sustainable...
How Will Future Food Systems Differ? | Hans Herren
576 views - 09/21/17
Hans Herren was appointed president of the Millennium Institute in May 2005. Prior to this, he was director-general of the International...
The Power of Food | Gastón Acurio
3,969 views - 09/21/17
Gastón Acurio is a Peruvian chef and ambassador of Peruvian cuisine. He is the owner of international restaurants and author of several...
A Very Delicious Sheep Brain | S.Nutter & V.Wågman
1,509 views - 06/08/15
“We just had to make it work,” says chef Sam Nutter of the first days of Bror, which he and Victor Wagman opened on a shoestring budget...
A Waste of Waste | Arielle Johnson, Flavor Scientist
1,309 views - 06/08/15
MAD's former Head of Research speaks about the potentials of fermentation to turn trash into gastronomic treasure. About MAD: MAD is a...
The Full Cycle of Restaurant Amass | Matt Orlando
3,113 views - 06/08/15
In this video from our latest MAD Monday, which had “Trash or Treasure” as its theme, the rising star chef Matt Orlando, of Copenhagen’s...
A Future Without Waste | Ida Auken
4,745 views - 06/08/15
Ida Auken is MP for the Danish party Radikale Venstre and the former Minister of the Enviroment. She has written extensively about...
The Role of Cooking in the Future of Food | Mark Emil  Hermansen
588 views - 05/14/15
Mark Emil Hermansen speaks at The World Bank about the role of cooking in the future of food. About MAD: MAD is a non-profit...
The Future of Food | D. Chang & J. Yong Kim
2,323 views - 05/14/15
Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D. is the President of the World Bank Group. Soon after he became president in July 2012, the organization...
Food Production Fosters Sustainable Development | Chido Govera
1,222 views - 05/14/15
Chido Govera, a citizen of Zimbabwe, is a Social Entrepreneur and founder of The Future of Hope Foundation. Through her foundation, Chido...
Empowerment Through Cooking | David Hertz
301 views - 04/22/15
David Hertz founded Gastromotiva in 2006, the first socio-gastronomic business in Brazil that uses the potential and responsibility of...
Jiro Ono and René Redzepi Have a Cup of Tea
815,604 views - 04/16/15
A conversation between chef René Redzepi and sushi master Jiro Ono. About MAD: MAD is a non-profit transforming our food system by...
Copenhagen is Buzzing: Bees, Cities & Our Common Future  | Jacqueline McGlade
396 views - 04/07/15
Jacqueline McGlade is a leading marine biologist and environmental informatics professor. Her research focuses on the spatial and...
Urban Food Systems | Thomas Harttung, Founder of Aarstiderne
808 views - 04/07/15
Thomas Harttung is an organic farmer and forester at Barritskov Farm in Denmark, since 1984. In 1996, he founded Barritskov Vegetable...
From Wild to Tame and Back Again | Tor Nørretranders
2,161 views - 04/07/15
Tor Nørretranders is a Danish author of non-fiction and popular science His books and lectures have primarily been focused on science and...
All Food Has Been Alive | Søren Wiuff, Farmer
1,933 views - 04/07/15
Søren Wiuff is one of the most prominent and forward-thinking farmers in Denmark. Taking over the family farm at Brogård, in the...
Beyond the Animal Model | Stefano Mancuso
2,763 views - 04/07/15
Stefano Mancuso is a founder of the study of plant neurobiology, which explores signalling and communication at all levels of biological...
A Short History of the Beet | Daniel Patterson
2,491 views - 04/07/15
Daniel Patterson is an American chef, restaurateur and food writer; he is also considered a leading proponent of California cuisine. A...
Wild Flavours of England | Miles Irving, Forager
1,861 views - 04/07/15
Miles Irving makes his living out of foraging and supplies of wild food to the restaurant trade. He is one of Europe’s most respected...
An Introduction to the First MAD Symposium  | René Redzepi
3,822 views - 04/07/15
René Redzepi has re-invented the Nordic kitchen through his restaurant noma and is currently one of the most influential and quoted...
The Cycle of Love | Ben Shewry, Chef and Owner of Attica
8,072 views - 04/07/15
Ben Shewry is born and raised in humble and rural North Taranaki, New Zealand. He determined at age five that he would be a chef and...
Food Microbiology: An Overlooked Frontier | David Chang
24,969 views - 04/07/15
David Chang is chef/owner of the Momofuku restaurant group, which includes Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Má Pêche, Milk Bar,...
The Flavours of Plants| Harold McGee, Author
12,638 views - 04/07/15
Harold McGee is a world-renowned authority on the chemistry of foods and cooking. He has written two seminal books on kitchen science: On...
How Good Food Can Save Our Planet | Dr. Molly Jahn
547 views - 04/07/15
Molly Jahn is the dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to this, she was a...
Wild Plants & Culinary Creativity | Francois Couplan
1,733 views - 04/07/15
François Couplan is an ethnobotanist and French writer, specialising in traditional uses of wild and cultivated plants, which he has...
Natural & Cultural Ecosystems | Andoni Aduriz
856 views - 04/07/15
Andoni Aduriz was born in Donostia and began his career in the kitchen of a pizzeria, where he worked during school holidays and at...
Fäviken: How We Do Things | Magnus Nilsson
6,219 views - 04/07/15
Magnus Nilsson is the chef of Fäviken Magasinet in northern Sweden and one of the world’s most exciting young chefs. Raised not far from...
Opening a Restaurant is Scary | Tatiana Levha, Co-Owner of Le Servan
5,605 views - 02/23/15
Tatiana Levha is a chef who trained under Pascal Barbot at l’Astrance and Alain Passard at l’Arpège before teaming up with her sister...
Loco'l: Fast Food Made With Ideology | R. Choi & D. Patterson
1,800 views - 02/23/15
Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi are chefs based on the west coast of the United States. After meeting at MAD in 2013, they decided to join...