Chef Magnus Nilsson

Magnus Nilsson on Culinary Creativity, Leadership and the Industry

As the director of the MAD Academy, Chef Magnus leads programming, promoting leadership and important industry topics like sustainability. On the heels of releasing his recent tome, “Fäviken: 4015

Maki presents Venezuelan hallacas

The History of Corn’s Prominence in Venezuelan Cuisine

Growing up in a Venezuelan-American household, arepas were a staple of our daily breakfast. This typical South American comfort food is made using a handful of simple, household ingredients like

Zaiyu Hasegawa and Emi Hasegawa

Omotenashi: The Art of Japanese Hospitality

At a virtual event with ICE students, the Den team shared its notion of omotenashi, the philosophy of Japanese hospitality, which has kept those tables hard to secure even during the pandemic. “We

beef vindaloo curry

The History of Curry

The word curry always mystified me as an Indian, partially because I never made or ate curry growing up. It wasn’t until I got to college and studied the history between Britain and India that seeing

ICE student Connor Kalantari works with Rethink at Eleven Madison Park

Five Food Philanthropy Stories from the ICE Community

Offering food has been seen as an act of love since the dawn of human history. It is a gift above all others for its potential to both bring joy and nourish those on the receiving end. When the many

Mattia Corbia delivers prepared meals to health care workers.

Feeding the Front Lines in Los Angeles

In mid-March, only four weeks into his Culinary Arts studies, Mattia was already working in a professional kitchen where he’s spent his entire life: Mauro Cafe. The Italian restaurant inside the Fred

Rolled kimbap

Kimbap: Colorful Korean Rolls Fit for a Picnic

Growing up in a Korean household, there were good meals and really good meals. And then there were the meals that sparked a specific kind of joy because it felt special even though it was just another

Toques in Black

Black Culinary Stories Matter

The idea of American cuisine is inseparable from Black culinary culture, as some of our most well-defined, most celebrated regional traditions are rooted in the African diaspora. High-visibility black

Valencian Gold gives back by delivering bagels to first responders

ICE Alum Feeds First Responders in Las Vegas

A couple of weeks ago, Paras and Jeffrey were watching TV after a day of applying for small business grants and loans. With the sudden restaurant industry shutdown, they were trying to figure out a

Noma fermentation lab

Fermentation: A Framework for Culinary Discovery Reconstructed at Noma

Fermentation is something that has been around us for thousands of years. It has been at the epicenter of human survival and has had a marked effect on the success story that has been human progress

Grant Achatz at Alinea as featured on "Spinning Plates"

Food Films to Binge while Staying Home

Kings of Pastry This documentary follows the journey of a group of world-class chefs competing for the elite award: Meilleur Ouvrier de France, which is given to the most distinguished craftsmen in

Snickerdoodle cookies

Bake it Forward with Snickerdoodles

There has never been a better time to work as a community. We have all seen the power of action in our neighborhoods, while social distancing has led to isolation. I have always loved to bake for

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