Lisa Abend


The Secret Staff Rule that's Key to Noma's Hospitality Game

How the legendary restaurant makes sure you enjoy more than just the food.
Lisa Abend
New York

Fear and Loathing in New York's Ten Best Ramen Shops

Eating a bowl of pork fat and noodles for ten meals in a row is less satisfying than it sounds—even when it means visiting all of New York's most obsessed-over ramen shops, from Momofuku to Ivan.
Lisa Abend

How Catalonia's Fight for Independence Is Impacting Local Restaurants

"Already, reservations are down and cancellations are up across the region."
Lisa Abend
hot dogs

What's It's Like to Judge the Hot Dog World Cup

Bovine genitalia, chicken hearts, and raw langoustines are all fair game.
Lisa Abend

Noma's Head of Culinary Research Tells Us How She Got the Gig

Preventing dishes from melting is a big part of the job.
Lisa Abend

Why This 3-Star Restaurant Has a 3-Day Workweek

In stark contrast to the industry's 15-hour shifts and 85-hour weeks, Maaemo gives its chefs four days off in a row.
Lisa Abend
Invasive species

Why Noma Is Trying to Cook Venomous Fish in Mexico

The only way to combat the highly invasive lionfish is to eat it. But is it tasty enough for the apostles of Nordic cuisine?
Lisa Abend

Copenhagen Is the World Capital of Weird Frankenfoods

A wanton mixing of cuisines—a single menu containing Chinese, Thai, and frikadeller (Danish meatballs)—is everywhere on Copenhagen's Amager district.
Lisa Abend

We Feasted on Crocodile Fat Inside Noma Australia’s Kitchen

A narrative visual guide to what's on the plate at Noma Australia, from crocodile fat to a green fruit that looks like a phallus.
Lisa Abend

Mexico's Chefs Are Fighting a Future of Genetically Modified Corn

In August, a Mexican federal district judge repealed a two-year-old ban on genetically modified maize, leading many of the country's chefs to worry about GM corn replacing indigenous varieties.
Lisa Abend

How Mission Chinese Transformed noma into a Wonderland of Fried Chicken and 'Titanic'

I watched Danny Bowien and Angela Dimayuga transform the world-renowned restaurant noma into a Gonzo-esque space where beautifully composed dishes including koji-fried chicken paired with weed were served alongside the Titanic soundtrack. The...
Lisa Abend