The Mind of a Chef: David Chang (Season 1) DVD

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From ramen to rotting bananas, Copenhagen to Kansas City, pork buns to golf clubs, 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 over the course of 16 half-hour episodes inside the mind of noted Korean-American chef and restaurateur David Chang, a ... More
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From ramen to rotting bananas, Copenhagen to Kansas City, pork buns to golf clubs, 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 over the course of 16 half-hour episodes inside the mind of noted Korean-American chef and restaurateur David Chang, a New York Times best-selling author and chef/owner of the Momofuku restaurant group. Chang brings a voracious appetite for food knowledge and a youthful exuberance to cooking and travel, whether cooking in his kitchens in New York and Australia or traveling for inspiration to Japan, Denmark, Spain or Montreal.

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 examines how alkalinity makes noodles chewier and less prone to dissolving in broth.

Episodes include…

1. David Chang makes instant ramen dishes and tsukemen. He travels to Japan for a bowl of the original tsukemen and visits a noodle factory.

2. Explore David Chang's relationship to the pig. He travels to San Sebastian to discuss pork bushi, prepares pork belly and tonkotsu, and visits Montreal with comedian Aziz Ansari for Wilensky's fried bologna sandwich.

3. This episode explores David Chang's past: dishes from childhood, summer eating, his time in Japan and golf.

4. Learn all about Spain's influence on David Chang's career.

5. There's something rotten in David Chang's kitchen - and that's a good thing. Rotten is delicious: katsuibushi in Japan, XO sauce, rotten bananas with Chef Christina Tosi, and kimchi.

6. David Chang hangs out with one of his best friends, Rene Redzepi - who happens to be the world's top chef.

7. David Chang travels to Japan for some yakitori and high-end sushi; his pal Daniel Patterson prepares beets.

8. It's gluttonous goodness in this episode - over-the-top indulgence with Joe Beef chefs Federic Morin and David McMillian's foie gras sandwich, a whiskey tasting mayhem with Chef Sean Brock at Buffalo Trace in Kentucky and the classic dish ""Hot Brown"" served up three ways.

9. David Chang prepares eggs with his chef pals, and makes his Ko egg.

10. David Chang travels from Tokyo to Kyoto to meet and eat with friends.

11. Enjoy this all-New York episode with the Torrisi boys, oysters, carrot dashi and farming. David Chang visits native New Yorker Ivan Orkin in Tokyo, where he's making ramen that's taking the city by storm.

12. This episode explores the idea of fresh in the kitchen: instant broth, pea agnollini, fresh and aged steak with Chef Tien, and ""ike jime"" with Dave Arnold and Chef Murata in Kyoto.

13. Savor an entire episode devoted to soy.

14. David Chang's protégé Christina Tosi makes corn cookies three ways and her three-layered Arnold Palmer cake. Chef Burns makes ice cream and Chang goes strawberry picking.

15. David Chang profiles regional BBQ in North Carolina, Texas and Kansas City and the other-worldly smoky bacon from Allen Benton in Tennessee.

16. David Chang cooks and goofs around with his friends Peter Meehan in Japan, Laurent Gras, Sat Bains, and Rene Redzepi in Copenhagen.

Executive Producer: Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Michael Steed
Production Company: Zero Point Zero Production, Inc.
Production Year: 2013
Copyright Year: 2012
Host: David Chang
Narrator: Anthony Bourdain
Actors: David Chang
Discs: 2
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

5 Reviews
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Gypsy L.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great Series
Review by Gypsy L. on 07/17/20 review stating Great Series
I did not experience any of the problems mentioned by the other 3 reviewers. Ive never had a problem with any PBS video, and I order a lot. I ordered The Mind of Chef for my HS food science students. Its been great. Harold McGee even makes a very nerdy appearance! Some episodes contain things familiar to them and other episodes expand their ideas of food. Students can relate to this somewhat cool guy who loves new things. Then I can use what he does as a springboard to the chemical changes in food.
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Chef A.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Amazing Show!! Best food show on TV.
Review by Chef A. on 07/17/20 review stating Amazing Show!! Best food show on TV.
Hands down, the best food show ever produced.
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Brian
Anonymous User
1.0 star rating
07/17/20
Dont Buy!! Doesnt even work?
Review by Brian on 07/17/20 review stating Dont Buy!! Doesnt even work?
I love the series on Tv, so much that I bought immediately. The first copy I received didnt even work so I sent back, and now the second copy doesnt work either! There is no selection cursor, it just stays frozen on the main screen. I have tried in multiple DVD players and still nothing. Very disappointed.
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Lees
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Love the series-no problems with my dvd
Review by Lees on 07/17/20 review stating Love the series-no problems with my dvd
I ordered it in December, didnt arrive until almost Easter. Other than that the dvd has worked fine and we love the series.
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Chef F.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Watch this show
Review by Chef F. on 07/17/20 review stating Watch this show
Anthony bourdain produced and narrated cant go wrong.david Chang is awesome and a great chef.need to do another season.watch it!,


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