The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Sat, 11/10/2012 - 12:30pm
In the series premiere, David dissects the roots of his passion for ramen dishes and tsukemen on a trip to Japan.ď»ż From ramen to rotting bananas, Copenhagen to Kansas City, and pork buns to golf clubs, PBSâ€™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).ď»żď»ż
â€śThe Mind of a Chef is a reinvention of a travel-cooking show,â€ť says Bourdain. â€śThis 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.â€ť
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 worldâ€™s â€ś100 most influential people,â€ť David is the creative force behind New York Cityâ€™s wildly popular Momofuku restaurants. Along the way, heâ€™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 noodleâ€™s color. Other season highlights include traveling to Montreal with comedian Aziz Ansari of NBCâ€™s Parks and Recreation,visiting one of the worldâ€™s top chefs, Rene Redzepi, and traveling on a BBQ tour of Texas, North Carolina, and Kansas City.ď»ż