Mark Emil

Empirical Spirits



Social anthropologist who worked as manager of the restaurant Noma, chosen as the best in the world by the magazine Restaurant, and was one of the responsible people for the development of MAD, a NGO that promotes, among other actions, an annual symposium of chefs, held in Denmark. Having also worked in the Nordif Food Lab, important institute of culinary research, the focuses of his studies are matters such as terroir, identity, food and cultural landscapes. In 2017, he created, alongside Lars Williams (Noma’s chef and head of research and development), Empirical Spirits, a platform that investigates flavors, traditions, technologies and techniques for creating innovative beverages.