Mind of a Chef: Season 1 - David Chang

Mind of a Chef: Season 1 - David Chang

In season one of THE MIND OF A CHEF we’ll explore the food-centric world of Chef David Chang. Whether cooking in his kitchens in New York and Australia, or traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain or Montreal, Dave brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful exuberance to cooking and travel. Named by Time Magazine as one of the world’s top “100 most influential people”, his NYC restaurants are perpetually jam-packed and he’s racked up just about every major cooking award. But David Chang isn’t satisfied. He’s a driven man with an unparalleled thirst for knowledge and a need to constantly push boundaries - both with the way he cooks and thinks.

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Mind of a Chef: Season 1 - David Chang

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  • Season 1, Episode 1: Noodle - David Chang

    Chang makes instant ramen dishes and tsukemen, takes a trip to Japan for a bowl the original tsukemen, a visit a noodle factory, and Harold McGee explains alkalinity.

  • Season 1, Episode 2: Pig - David Chang

    This episode explores Chang’s relationship to the pig. He travels to San Sebastian to discuss pork bushi, explores the role of bacteria and fungus in food, and travels to Montreal with his pal Aziz Ansari to get fried bologna sandwiches with Joe Beef’s Fred Morin and Dave McMillan.

  • Season 1, Episode 3: Memory - David Chang

    This episode explores Chang’s past: dishes from childhood, summer eating, his time in Japan, Old Fashioned with Edward Lee, Julian van Winkle, and Sean Brock, and golf at Callaway with Dan the Automator.

  • Season 1, Episode 4: Spain - David Chang

    This episode is all about Spain’s influence on Chang’s career. He visits with some of his idols, Juan Mari Arzak and Andoni Aduriz, makes fideos, salt cod omelet, and a sponge cake from chef Albert Adria.

  • Season 1, Episode 5: Rotten - David Chang

    There is something rotten in David Chang’s kitchen and that’s a good thing. Rotten is delicious. Chang explores katsuobushi in Japan, XO sauce, rotten bananas with Christina Tosi, and kimchi.

  • Season 1, Episode 6: Rene - David Chang

    Chang hangs out with one of his best friends -- who happens to be the world’s top chefs -- Rene Redzepi of Copenhagen’s Noma.

  • Season 1, Episode 7: Simple - David Chang

    Dishes in this episode are deceivingly simple. Chang travels to Japan for yakitori, high-end sushi with Peter Meehan, and a silent ramen meal with Ivan Orkin, and his pal Daniel Patterson offers his take on beet salad.

  • Season 1, Episode 8: Gluttony - David Chang

    It’s gluttonous goodness in this episode. Chang engages in over-the-top indulgence with comedian Aziz Ansari and Joe Beef’s Federic Morin and David McMillian, including the chefs’ fois gras sandwich, a whiskey tasting mayhem with chef Sean Brock and Julian van Winkle at Buffalo Trace Distillery i...

  • Season 1, Episode 9: Chef - David Chang

    Chang hangs and compares egg dishes with a bunch of his chef pals -- Wylie Dufresne (eggs benedict), Daniel Patterson (egg swirl), and Rene Redzepi (gull egg) -- and engages in a conversation on mediocrity with Dufresne and Anthony Bourdain.

  • Season 1, Episode 10: Japan - David Chang

    Chang travels from Tokyo to Kyoto to meet and eat with friends, including a trip to a street market, lessons in mixology from Hidetsugu Ueno, a reading from a fortuneteller, and vegetarian fare at Yoshihiro Murata’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant Kikunoi.

  • Season 1, Episode 11: New York - David Chang

    This episode is all about New York, with cavatelli from Torrisi Italian Specialties’ Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, oysters, carrot dashi, and farming at Hilly Acres Farm. Plus Chang visits native New Yorker Ivan Orkin in Tokyo, where his ramen is taking the city by storm.

  • Season 1, Episode 12: Fresh - David Chang

    This episode explores the differences between fresh ingredients, including instant broth, pea agnollini, dry-aged steak with Tien Ho, a trip to Kyoto’s fishmarket with Hideki Shimoguchi, and “ikejime” with Yoshihiro Murata.

  • Season 1, Episode 13: Soy - David Chang

    Chang visits tofu and miso factories in Japan, Christina Tosi makes burnt miso apple pie, Rene Redzepi offers his take on tofu, Chang makes his classic corn miso, and the Torrisi boys compare making tofu to making fresh mozzarella.

  • Season 1, Episode 14: Sweet Spot - David Chang

    Christina Tosi makes corn cookies three ways and her three layered Arnold Palmer Cake with Courtney McBroom, Daniel Burns makes ice cream, Moutain Sweet Berry Farm’s Rick Bishop discusses his tri-star strawberries, and Alex Supak offers insight to foams.

  • Season 1, Episode 15: Smoke - David Chang

    Chang profiles regional BBQ in North Carolina, Texas, and Kansas City, plus the other-worldly smoky bacon from Allen Benton in Tennessee, before taking a trip to the Louisville Slugger Factory with Sean Brock.

  • Season 1, Episode 16: Buddies - David Chang

    Chang cooks and goofs around with his friends Daniel Patterson, Claude Bosi, Sat Bains, Rene Redzepi, and Laurent Gras.