Acme’s Mads Refslund Digs New York

Elemental. Photo: Acme Bar & Grill

Navigating a dense network of street vendors on the streets of Hong Kong, the Noma co-founder and current chef at Acme Mads Refslund takes the opportunity to talk about how decentralized food systems are changing the nature of what ends up on the dinner plate back in his adopted hometown. “New York is getting into organic foods, farmers’ markets, foraging,” he says. “Why go to a supermarket and buy a cucumber when you can go to a farmers’ market, or a beautiful field?” [NYT, Earlier]