Rene Redzepi, Chris Ying
Dispatches is the inspired and ambitious collaboration between MAD, the international nonprofit organisation founded by René Redzepi, the chef and co-owner of Noma, and Lucky Peach cofounder and editor in chief Chris Ying. Each edition of this new series of single-subject books will encourage readers to think about food in new ways and take action to make food better. Each book will unpack a single urgent and interesting topic, from the history of creative cooking to farming in a world changed by global warming.
The first book - You and I Eat the Same: On the Countless Ways Food and Cooking Connect Us to One Another - proposes that immigration is fundamental to cuisine, and that good food is the common ground between different cultures. The book comprises long-form writing about the ways in which immigration has shaped food, and shorter features that point to our similarities, including the many ways we wrap meat in flatbreads, a basic primer on fire, and a catalog of all the species of animals that we eat. Dispatches is poised to take all our ideas about food to the next level.