The Mind of a Chef

The Mind of a Chef

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 12:30pm

Pictured: Chef, author and host David Chang

Credit: The Mind of a Chef

In the series premiere, David dissects the roots of his passion for ramen dishes and tsukemen on a trip to Japan. From ramen to rotting bananas, Copenhagen to Kansas City, and pork buns to golf clubs, PBS’s new series The Mind of a Chef combines travel, cooking, history, science, and humor into an unforgettable journey. Join executive producer and narrator Anthony Bourdain as he takes viewers inside the mind of noted Korean-American chef and restaurateur David Chang in the new series The Mind of a Chef, premiering Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

 

The Mind of a Chef is a reinvention of a travel-cooking show,” says Bourdain. “This season we go inside the kitchen, the world, and the mind of chef David Chang. This show is a chance to explore that mind in all its tangled glory.”
 
Over the course of 16 half-hour episodes, Season One examines the food-centric world of Chef David Chang. David is enjoying an incredible run in the culinary world. Named by Time Magazine as one of the world’s “100 most influential people,” David is the creative force behind New York City’s wildly popular Momofuku restaurants. Along the way, he’s racked up just about every major cooking award. Whether cooking in his kitchens in New York and Australia, or traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain, or Montreal, David brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful exuberance to cooking and travel.

In the series premiere, David dissects the roots of his passion for ramen dishes and tsukemen on a trip to Japan. Learn the history of this famous noodle as David visits a ramen factory, has a bowl of the original tsukemen, and sees how alkalinity determines a noodle’s color. Other season highlights include traveling to Montreal with comedian Aziz Ansari of NBC’s Parks and Recreation,visiting one of the world’s top chefs, Rene Redzepi, and traveling on a BBQ tour of Texas, North Carolina, and Kansas City.

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