René Redzepi Shocked By The Deliciousness Of Slow-Cooked Pig Ears

Common U.S. bar fare stuns worldly innovator
Jan 7, 2015 3:00 pm

World-renowned Danish chef René Redzepi has been called a visionary. Often. We're talking about a guy who treats a two-year-old carrot like côte de boeuf at his acclaimed restaurant Noma in Copenhagen. So, it's quite striking to see the man who blows so many minds (red ants with crème fraîche, anyone?) seem entirely blown away by something many Americans would consider quite common nowadays: a plate of pig ears.

The Entire Staff Of Noma Is Learning Japanese Right Now. Why?

The Danes. The details.
Oct 6, 2014 11:30 am

When it was announced that Noma was literally taking its show in the road for a month-long residency in Japan, there was great excitement to figure out what, where…and how much. The exclusive pop-up will be taking place at the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi neighborhood January 9-31. Reservations via the restaurant’s website were snatched up in hours over the summer. But according to Mandarin’s own website, there are still some limited seats available for guests booking an overnight stay at the hotel. Who’s got an anniversary coming up?

A Day With Paul Qui At MAD 4 In Copenhagen

The food symposium through an Austin chef's eyes
Aug 27, 2014 11:00 am

Chef Paul Qui, of Austin's East Side King food trucks and the restaurant Qui attended MAD this year for the second time. The fourth iteration of the symposium in Copenhagen just wrapped up but not before we spent a day trailing Qui for the cachaça and fermented casava–infused ride.

How Danish Chef Christian Puglisi Is About To Flip The World's Pizza Script

Copenhagen-style pizza might be the future
Aug 20, 2014 9:00 am

In a recent interview, Danish chef Christian Puglisi tells me he's always cooked with an Italian sensibility rooted in "simplicity" and "beautiful produce" — but with many other influences as well including his established place in the Danish culinary movement. This interesting combination will all come together in a forthcoming pizzeria in Copenhagen. Who is excited?

This Year's MAD Symposium Dates And Theme Are Announced

Annual two-day conference takes place in Copenhagen
Jan 21, 2014 11:30 am

For the fourth consecutive summer, the food world’s brightest and most inventive minds – from chefs to farmers to journalists and politicians — will gather in Copenhagen for the MAD Symposium. The two-day conference, led by Noma chef René Redzepi, will be co-curated by Brazilian chef Alex Atala. Details, this way...

Video: Watch 500 Chefs Go Fanboy With Alain Ducasse At MAD 2013

In conversation with David Chang and René Redzepi
Oct 21, 2013 1:20 pm

“I’ve never seen chefs this nervous about meeting somebody,” joked Lucky Peach editor Chris Ying in his introduction for Alain Ducasse at the MAD Symposium in Copenhagen. The moderators chilled out a bit to lead a very smart conversation that is worth a look. 

A Very Special Moment With Vegetables At Aamanns Etablissement In Copenhagen

A story of summer corn and hay ash
Sep 16, 2013 11:00 am

Contributing Editor Matt Rodbard just returned from a trip to Copenhagen, his second in as many years, and was once again floored by the food scene, including restaurants, cafes, markets, cocktail lounges, coffee shops, spice shops, craft beer destillers and dudes selling hot dogs out of carts. The best hot dogs you will ever eat. Sorry, Chicago. Here is a highlight.

Photos From Day 2 At The 2013 MAD Symposium

It takes some guts to present in Copenhagen
Aug 27, 2013 3:30 pm

For the past two summers, some of the brightest minds in the food world — chefs, farmers, journalists, bakers, scientists and politicians — have travelled to Copenhagen to attend the MAD Symposium, a three-day conference spearheaded by Noma chef René Redzepi. Our reporter Jody Eddy is on the ground, and here are some photos from Day 2.


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