354 episodes

Dave Chang has a few questions. Besides being the chef of the Momofuku restaurants and the creator and host of Netflix’s 'Ugly Delicious,' Dave is an avid student and fan of sports, music, art, film, and, of course, food. In ranging conversations that cover everything from the creative process to his guest’s guiltiest pleasures, Dave and a rotating cast of smart, thought-provoking guests talk about their inspirations, failures, successes, fame, and identities.

The Dave Chang Show The Ringer

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 8K Ratings

Dave Chang has a few questions. Besides being the chef of the Momofuku restaurants and the creator and host of Netflix’s 'Ugly Delicious,' Dave is an avid student and fan of sports, music, art, film, and, of course, food. In ranging conversations that cover everything from the creative process to his guest’s guiltiest pleasures, Dave and a rotating cast of smart, thought-provoking guests talk about their inspirations, failures, successes, fame, and identities.

    The Glory of Complicated, Simple, Crazy, Beautiful, Stupid Art (and Life), With Jerry Saltz

    The Glory of Complicated, Simple, Crazy, Beautiful, Stupid Art (and Life), With Jerry Saltz

    Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic, beloved 'Dave Chang Show' guest, and 'Art Is Life' author Jerry Saltz returns to the show to survey the state of art and food in 2022, and to deliver a bracing dose of motivation to Dave, Chris, and anyone else out there embarking on a potentially terrifying creative endeavor. Also: ancient DNA, private psyches, Chris Ofili, Laurie Anderson, zombie formalism, the end of linear time, dirty shamans, Jasper Johns, caveman cooking, F. Murray Abraham, Ai Weiwei, "The Raft of the Medusa," Dolly Parton, fighting your demons, Neal Brennan, Thomas Kinkade, art vs. craftsmanship, Cy Twombly, Jason Polan, and a Coen Brothers debate.
    Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying
    Guest: Jerry Saltz
    Producers: Sasha Ashall and Jordan Bass
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Air-Fryer Experiments and Pasta Dark Arts

    Air-Fryer Experiments and Pasta Dark Arts

    With the holiday-cooking hurricane behind them—for now!—Dave and Chris take stock of how they weathered the storm. Appraised in the post-mortem: Dave’s pie-making grade, how to make a turkey drink water, quadruple-decker puff pastry, bear-fat apple pie, the Josh Skenes potluck shock wave, 'Scarface'-ing the kitchen, forgetting your homemade feuilletine, guest list–cut day, Shandong chicken, Norman Rockwell meets Mama Chang, pancake revelations, and the excruciating beauty of brutal food honesty.
    Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying
    Producers: Sasha Ashall and Jordan Bass
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 56 min
    'Noma 2.0': No Compromises, With René Redzepi

    'Noma 2.0': No Compromises, With René Redzepi

    Dave and Chris welcome back their old friend René Redzepi, chef at the ever-adventurous and likely epoch-defining Noma, to catch up after three years apart and discuss the just-released 'Noma 2.0: Vegetable, Forest, Ocean.' Plus: the limitations of success, the fermentation pigeonhole, fear in Europe, what happens when your restaurant’s energy costs go up 700 percent, a rink on the brink, the book you want vs. the book they want, Redzepi’s first restaurant job, an epiphanic pineapple, cooking with a true Viking, musk ox tartare, the candelabra era, George Orwell’s dishwasher days, moss sushi, harvesting wild kiwis, Noma goes to Kyoto, and René and Dave make a few predictions about the cutting-edge restaurants to come.
    Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying
    Guest: René Redzepi
    Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Aleya Zenieris
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Dave Chang Thanksgiving Kickoff Show

    The Dave Chang Thanksgiving Kickoff Show

    While other podcasts take a holiday, Dave Chang delivers a last-minute motivational episode covering everything the home cook needs to remember in the hours ahead—and then recruits Chris for the return of a classic 'Dave Chang Show' debate: how to navigate the extensive temptations of an L.A -area Chinese-restaurant menu. Plus: the state of the supermarkets, putting on the eye paint, teaching your children to swear, potluck dream teams, asking your guests to bring the turkey, buying the worst possible pumpkin pie, chasing your main course to the other side of fear, the Rambo mindset, Potemkin menus, top-tier Peking duck, skipping the abalone section, a solo order of fried bones, and a crispy-noodle secret.
    Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying
    Producers: Mike Wargon, Jordan Bass, and Lala Rasor
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Dave Chang Thanksgiving Playbook, Part 2 | My Opinion Is Fact

    The Dave Chang Thanksgiving Playbook, Part 2 | My Opinion Is Fact

    With the holiday just days away, Dave takes stock of his culinary game plan, and of the potential perils that still lie ahead—and then jumps into a gravy-soaked MOIF with Noelle and Chris. Included in the table-buckling spread: the full Dave Chang Thanksgiving Menu lineup, emptying the fridge by any means necessary, the six essential starches, za’atar-dusted kabocha with labneh, breaking down squash with a band saw, 'Dances With Wolves,' how Dave makes gravy, beurre noisette, the Big Aristotle, and taking a stand against appetizers.
    Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying
    Guest: Noelle Cornelio
    Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Lala Rasor
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 49 min
    The Strangeness of Memory and the Weird Ecstasy of Youth

    The Strangeness of Memory and the Weird Ecstasy of Youth

    Dave and Chris sit down with author and critic Hua Hsu to talk through his new book, 'Stay True'—a searing memoir of friendship disrupted by sudden tragedy, and (for Dave) an almost unsettlingly relatable portrait of 1990s life. Also: vocal aromas, circular breathing, feeling like the stuff you like is better than everything else, defining yourself through arcana, going on the internet for the first time, Berry Gordy’s 'The Last Dragon,' East Coast Asian friction, distributed Chinatowns, raw marinated crab, teaching at a factory for hip young people, being really into quinoa, Dave Chang at 18, the doomsday outlook, Stephen Malkmus and George Clinton, EQ love languages, 'Gilmore Girls,' Gavin Rossdale, Y2K fears, and listening to the 'Pulp Fiction' soundtrack from beginning to end.
    Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying
    Guest: Hua Hsu
    Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Lala Rasor
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8K Ratings

8K Ratings

wrd30 ,

Thanksgiving show

Thank you. I really needed this laugh!

Engprofft ,

Never disappoints

I come and go as a podcast listener and the only constant is this one. I love the funny conversations
as well as the more serious. MOIF is the best

fcustodio2 ,

MOIF

Best episode ever!

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

American Public Media
iHeartPodcasts
Glennon Doyle & Cadence13
Shawn Johnson + Andrew East
CNN
Joe Rogan Experience Review podcast

You Might Also Like

The Ringer
Ed Levine
The Ringer
KCRW
Dan Pashman and Stitcher
Bon Appétit

More by The Ringer

The Ringer
The Ringer
The Ringer
The Ringer
The Ringer
The Ringer