The Store x 180 The Strand
180 Strand
WC2R 1EA London

For the culminating event of our MAD Mondays x Dispatches series, we head to London for MAD’s British debut. Together with our local host, The Store X, we invite you an evening of inspiring conversations, food, and drinks to celebrate the release of MAD’s new book and very first publication, MAD Dispatches.

With insight from local chefs and community leaders, we’ll explore the themes found in the first volume of our new series, Dispatches. Entitled You and I Eat the Same, the book proposes that immigration is fundamental to the development of cuisine.

For proof, we need only look to London, our host city, and home to people from all corners of the globe. Its markets and pantries are stocked with produce from Europe and America, whilst its grills and woks teem with the fragrant spices of Asia and Africa. In a world more divided than ever, its kitchens remain a refuge of cultural diversity. As Brexit nears, we’ll look at how we as an industry can protect and even enhance that diversity, so that London continues to set an example of how food and cooking connect us across cultural and political borders.

After the talk, we invite you to continue the conversation and over snacks and drinks inspired by the book.

You will hear from

Bee Wilson, Author, Journalist & Historian
Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, University of London
Jeremy Chan, Chef and Co-owner of restaurant Ikoyi

with more to be announced.

Hosted by Chris Ying, Editor of MAD Dispatches.

Zijun Meng and Ana Gonçalves of TATA Eatery will present a menu of light bites influenced by their Chinese and Portuguese heritage. Drinks by Redchurch Brewery, Fine Cider and Jarr Kombucha.

About MAD

MAD, Danish for food, inspires and empowers cooks, servers, and eaters to create sustainable change. From luminaries in the field to young apprentices, we’re connecting individuals and equipping them to make a difference in their restaurants and the world.