Carri Thurman, baker and chef at Two Sisters Bakery in Homer, Alaska, on a young and growing cooks’ community. Her guest post speaks for itself (great links, too). —M.R. by Carri Thurman This summer I went completely and utterly MAD, and it couldn’t have been more rewarding or delicious. Mad is the Danish word for food. It is also the name of what has become one of the most exciting food conferences happening in the world today. This year’s talks were curated by David Chang and the folks at Lucky Peach magazine with the guidance of MAD founder, the head chef of Noma, Rene Redzepi. It is not so much a technical conference but a gathering of ideas and a convergence of philosophies with presentations that began with impassioned Italian butcher Dario Cecchini gutting a pig and quoting Dante and ended with Alex Atala showing us all that Read On »

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Watch Lars Erikson of the Guardian forage with the Noma staff in Copenhagen, Denmark, via Guardian UK.

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A head to head examination of Chicago’s Alinea and Copenhagen’s Noma.  Celebrate their differences and their similarities, via WSJ.

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Chef Rene Redzepi of Noma and his fantastic book challenges others to make food in the moment and place, via The Atlantic Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine

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