Mad Mondays Food Culture Series Comes To New York City

A community of chefs, cooks and farmers "with an appetite for knowledge," known as Mad, will host a community discussion; for the first time ever outside of Copenhagen, Denmark, amongst prominent folks in food culture at the Drawing Center in New York City on Monday, March 10th.

The first Mad Monday event in New York will cover "What we talk about when we talk about being a chef," and will feature panelists Mario Batali, Gabrielle Hamilton, Riad Nasr, Lee Hanson and Bill Buford. Food writer Peter Meehan will serve as the event's moderator. The event's original line-up included Wylie Dufresne, but he will be unable to attend.

Mad was originally founded in 2011 in Copenhagen by René Redzepi of the acclaimed Noma and the Nordic Food Lab. Mad's annual food industry symposium brings together chefs and culinary figures from around the world, for two days of talks that are posted online, for free.

In the same spirit of open access to all those who wish to participate in the exciting world of food, all Mad Monday talks are free and open to the public. Food for the March 10th discussion will be provided by Feel Food, and beverages by Sixpoint Brewert. Sadly, all tickets for the first New York City dialogue are sold out, but the ongoing series is well worth keeping on your radar. Full audio and coverage of the discussion will be posted in the following week. 

Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy