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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.

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    • 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.

    '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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Dave Chang Thanksgiving Playbook | My Opinion Is Fact

    The Dave Chang Thanksgiving Playbook | My Opinion Is Fact

    At T-minus ten days, Dave breaks down a few of his favorite Thanksgiving strategies—from turkey prep, to fridge logistics, to the exciting but unfairly neglected world of bonus proteins. With hard lessons drawn from both home kitchens and high-end ones, this is one to listen to as you build out your own battle plan—or as you sit back and feel thankful that you're going out to eat this year instead. Plus: Gus Chang's daily routine, sumo-wrestler stew, Dave's lost Budweiser commercial, styrofoam plates, spicy gravy, the spatchcock moment, basting vs. brining, honey-baked ham, expanding the turducken paradigm, and a Thanksgiving trend-forecast lightning round.
    Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying
    Producers: Sasha Ashall and Jordan Bass
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Billion-Dollar Dreams and Jedi Kitchen Interventions | #AskDave After Dark

    Billion-Dollar Dreams and Jedi Kitchen Interventions | #AskDave After Dark

    With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, the latest delirious #AskDave turns toward a bevy of holiday-navigation questions—while also considering Squid Game (Chris Ying Edition), the on-set artist-trailer lifestyle, a stuffing recipe to unite America, fish sauce and palm sugar, picture-book protagonist permanence, Michael Keaton, getting blocked on the Powerball app, the C+ scholarship, choosing between remodeling your kitchen and burning your house down, the Wittgenstein gambit, Thanksgiving in Australia, Japanese KFC, the Prime Directive vs. the Dulles Doctrine, and a 'Dave Chang Show' spice-drawer challenge.
    Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying
    Producers: Sasha Ashall and Jordan Bass
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    • 57 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

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MOIF

Best episode ever!

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