With the symposium only a few weeks away, its time for another round of speakers for this year’s MAD:
Raised in working class South Boston, Barbara Lynch bailed on high school and was a runner for local bookies before nestling under the wing of celebrated chef Todd English. A James Beard Award-winner, she has built Barbara Lynch Gruppo into a more than $10 million enterprise of six restaurants and food businesses.
Born and raised in Denmark, Knud studied comparative literature at university. After years spent as a self-professed failed writer – he entered the advertising industry where he became very successful. However, he soon developed problems with drugs and alcohol that led to the eventual lose of his job and home. Having hit rock bottom, he wrote a renowned novel and is now often featured on discussion panels and is a frequent radio commentator.
Daniel Klein & Mirra Fine
Activist Filmmakers, USA
This couple make up ‘Perennial Plate’ - an online, weekly documentary video series devoted to socially responsible and adventurous eating around the world. Daniel has spent time at some of the world’s best restaurants (St John, Mugaritz, Fat Duck included), Daniel went on to study at NYU before beginning a career in film. Mirra comes from a background in marketing and graphic design - she is also a vegetarian.
See the full released line-up on the MAD website