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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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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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English


Episodes
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‘Best of Dave Chang Show’: The Origins of Fat Washing, Top Five Fruits, and the Bar Test With Dave Arnold

7/22/2024
Dave is revisiting some of his favorite episodes and interviews for his ‘Best of Dave Chang Show’ series. In this episode, Dave Arnold joins Dave and Chris to talk about fat washing, which leads to a conversation about the merits of originality and innovation in the culinary world. Dave Arnold deciphers fancy-sounding bartending techniques and describes the “bar test” he uses to determine whether a bar’s cocktails are worth ordering. Plus: an all-time rant about foams on cocktails, and top five fruits, including the best pears money can buy. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Dave Arnold Producer: Victoria Valencia, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Additional Production Supervision: Cory McConnell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:09:40

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‘Best of Dave Chang Show’: Food, Farming, and the Climate Crisis

7/18/2024
Dave is revisiting some of his favorite episodes and interviews for his ‘Best of Dave Chang Show’ series. In this episode, Dave and Chris sit down with 'Speed & Scale' authors and venture-capital veterans John Doerr and Ryan Panchadsaram to discuss what their new book has to tell the food world about climate change and what we can still do to solve it. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: John Doerr and Ryan Panchadsaram Associate Producers: Sasha Ashall and Victoria Valencia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:10:46

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'Best of Dave Chang Show': Greg Blonder Returns to Discuss the Science Behind Cookware

7/15/2024
Dave is revisiting some of his favorite episodes and interviews for his ‘Best of Dave Chang Show’ series. In this episode, after appearing in one of our most popular episodes ever—“Debunking Microwave Myths”—Boston University professor Greg Blonder rejoins the show to discuss the science behind nonstick pans, stainless steel, and other household cooking items. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Greg Blonder Producers: Isaac Lee and Victoria Valencia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:15:36

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'Best of Dave Chang Show': The Glory of Complicated, Simple, Crazy, Beautiful, Stupid Art (and Life), With Jerry Saltz

7/8/2024
Dave is revisiting some of his favorite episodes and interviews for his ‘Best of Dave Chang Show’ series. In this episode, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic, beloved 'Dave Chang Show' guest, and 'Art is Life' author Jerry Saltz returns to survey the state of art and food in 2022, and 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, Jordan Bass, and Victoria Valencia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:44:08

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'Best of Dave Chang Show': Cooking as an Art, With Jerry Saltz

7/1/2024
Dave is revisiting some of his favorite episodes and interviews for his ‘Best of Dave Chang Show’ series. In this episode, Dave was joined by Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Jerry Saltz to talk about the parallels between art and food in both abstract and concrete ways. Host: Dave Chang Guest: Jerry Saltz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:48:45

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Best of EeeeeatsCon, Ireland’s Greatest Culinary Contributions, and Four Walls Whiskey With Glenn Howerton

6/13/2024
Dave and Chris are live from Infatuation L.A.’s food festival, EeeeeatsCon, with special guest 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' star Glenn Howerton. The show kicks off with a tasting of Glenn’s Four Walls whiskey and a discussion on its origin before the guys dive into Three Things (2:55). Three Things sees the group share their thoughts on the greatest culinary contributions from Ireland (15:34). Later, they judge food at EeeeeatsCon by splitting the dishes into three categories: best foods paired with whiskey, best grilled, and best sweets. They taste and debate over bites from Toma, Tacos Los Cholos, Le Great Outdoor, Si! Mon, Community Goods, Kanomwaan, Mini Kabob, Kuya Lord, and more (23:24). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Glenn Howerton Producers: Victoria Valencia, Ira Chute, Chris Ying, Infatuation L.A. Additional Production Supervision: Cory McConnell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:51:19

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Overrated French Foods, Where to Eat in Copenhagen, and Delete Yelper: Benu SF

4/29/2024
Dave is joined by Chris Ying as the two kick things off with a Delete Yelper: Benu. The analysis of an old one-star review of Corey Lee’s three Michelin-starred institutions gets into a discussion of attitudes about dining and how they’ve shifted in the past 10 years. The pair then turn to pitching a “perfect game” in Copenhagen, as Dave runs down some of his favorite restaurants in the city. Finally, the pair play Overrated/Underrated with various French foods in anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:48:59

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Rules of a Restaurant Playlist, Dave Returns to Hamlet’s Kitchen, and Price Fixing

4/25/2024
Dave is joined by Chris Ying for an episode in which the two discuss the Courvoisier club, the enduring greatness of Hamlet’s Kitchen, and rules for a restaurant playlist before they get into a game of Price Fixing. The two guess the prices of items on menus at Jiquitaia in São Paulo, Brazil; Khaluna in Minneapolis; and Duly’s Place in Detroit. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:54:42

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Underrated/Overrated: ’90s Edition, Book Tours, and How to Menu: Kopitiam With Rachel Khong

4/22/2024
Dave is joined by Chris Ying and Rachel Khong to discuss Rachel’s latest novel, 'Real Americans,' and her upcoming book tour. The trio then play Underrated/Overrated with ’90s trends before going into a How to Menu of Kopitiam in New York’s Lower East Side. Topics covered include learning parents’ stories as an Asian American, Dave’s love of 'The Matrix,' and the culinary definition of a foam. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Rachel Khong Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:08:30

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Dave’s Masters Champions Dinner Theory, Effective Plating, and Menu Formatting

4/18/2024
Dave’s Masters Champions Dinner Theory, Effective Plating, and Menu Formatting Dave is joined by Chris Ying for an episode covering the principles behind effective plating and Dave’s theory on Masters Champions Dinners, plus the one menu item that determines whether you are (allegedly) an unpopular champion. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:45:33

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Pizza Potluck and Buy or Sell With Chris Bianco and Kelly Meinhardt

4/15/2024
Dave is joined by Chris Ying and friends of the show Kelly Meinhardt and Chris Bianco. The group discusses what they’d bring to a hypothetical pizza and pasta potluck before getting into a game of Buy or Sell. Topics include the proposed Apple home robot, hot food vending machines, and the future of sugar (and sugar substitutes). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Chris Bianco and Kelly Meinhardt Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:04:23

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Discussing Momofuku Chili Crunch, With Marguerite Mariscal

4/12/2024
Dave is joined by Momofuku CEO Marguerite Mariscal to talk about challenges and next steps with the name “chili crunch.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:20:04

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Reservation Cancellation, and the Glory of an All-You-Can-Eat French Buffet | My Opinion is Fact

4/8/2024
Dave and Chris Ying discuss the pros and cons of charging a cancellation fee for reservations, three alternative things they would have done in college, and Dave’s fixation on an all-you-can-eat French buffet. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:44:02

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Seasoning Do’s and Don’ts and How to Menu at Town Hearth

4/4/2024
Dave is joined by Chris Ying as the two discuss some principles of seasoning and eating at bachelor/bachelorette parties. The two get into a How to Menu at Dallas chophouse Town Hearth before getting into a match of Culinary Arbitrage. Restaurants featured include: San Francisco Greek specialist Kokkari Estiatorio, Nashville's casual fine-dining hotspot Hathorne, and Southern California Korean cold noodle specialist Mo Ran Gak. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:00:59

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Primary Source: Beef With Katie Flannery

4/1/2024
Dave is joined by Chris Ying as the two discuss three things they look for in oysters. The two then get into a new segment, Primary Source, where they hear from experts in sourcing various foods, starting with beef with Flannery Beef COO Katie Flannery. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Katie Flannery Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:00:21

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Dave’s Michelin Guide Tip, Dads: Eating Clean, and Restaurant Weight Classes | Ask Dave

3/28/2024
Chris Ying joins Dave for a 'Dave Chang Show' After Dark as Dave answers mailbag questions on a variety of topics, including how he uses the Michelin Guide, trying to eat clean as a dad, and his three “restaurant weight classes.” Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:08:23

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OG Moves at a Korean BBQ and the Legacy of David Bouley

3/25/2024
Dave is joined by Euno Lee to discuss the legacy of David Bouley and a step-by-step guide on how to impress the staff at a Korean BBQ with the perfect order. Host: Dave Chang Guest: Euno Lee Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:54:58

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Quantifying Cooking Performance, and How to Menu: Musso & Frank’s Grill

3/21/2024
Dave is joined by Chris Ying as the two discuss attempts to quantify the performance of cooks, both at the restaurant and industry level. Chris then asks Dave how to menu at Musso & Frank’s Grill in Los Angeles. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:56:15

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Dave’s Ideal Restaurant Setup, and Planning Menus for 'Dinner Time Live'

3/18/2024
Dave is joined by Chris Ying as the two discuss what happens behind the scenes, menu conception, and Dave’s ideal restaurant setup ahead of their next episode of 'Dinner Time Live.' Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:39:36

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The Donut Dessert Origin Story and the Worst Season Finales in TV | Dave After Dark

3/14/2024
Dave is joined by Chris Ying for a 'Dave Chang Show' After Dark. In this episode, Dave discusses a possible theory around the final season of 'Game of Thrones,' another theory about 'Road House,' and the origin story of the donut dessert made famous on 'Dinner Time Live.' Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:09:46