Primitive X Modern
Public Lectures

Primitive X Modern

Primitive X Modern: Cultural Interpretations of Flavors Featuring Alex Atala April 17, 2013 Chef Alex Atala joined Science & Food to discuss his approach to food, how his cooking has been impacted by science, and how cooking is fundamentally tied to larger issues of natural conservancy and humanitarianism. Atala is renowned for pioneering regional cuisine … Continue reading

Microfuku
Public Lectures

Microfuku

The momofuku team, led by chef/owner David Chang, swung through town during our week on microbes. David Chang and Peter Meehan produce the literary magazine Lucky Peach. Dan Felder and Veronica Trevizo are chefs who work in the momofuku kitchen lab. For LA Weekly’s rundown of the public lecture, see here. For more photos, see … Continue reading

René Redzepi and Lars Williams on Deliciousness
Public Lectures

René Redzepi and Lars Williams on Deliciousness

René Redzepi and Lars Williams of Noma and Nordic Food Lab finally made it to UCLA! We had quite an adventure leading up to their lecture, which involved mole crabs, sand fleas, live crickets, lost luggage, liquid-nitrogen-seaweed ice cream, and much more. René Redzepi spoke about the pursuit of ‘deliciousness’: “It’s not about creating dishes, … Continue reading