The Mind of a Chef Episodes

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The Mind of a Chef Season 1 episodes

Buddies Season 1, Episode 16

In the Season 1 finale, David Chang has fun with food writer Peter Meehan in Japan and chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen. Also: chefs Laurent Gras and Sat Bains. read more

Smoke Season 1, Episode 15

David Chang explores the approaches to barbecue in North Carolina, Texas and Kansas City. Also: the tasty bacon of Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams in Tennessee. read more

Sweet Spot Season 1, Episode 14

Chef Christina Tosi makes corn cookies and a three-layer Arnold Palmer cake. Also: ice cream; strawberry picking. read more

Soy Season 1, Episode 13

Tofu and miso factories in Japan; burnt-miso apple pie; classic corn miso; making tofu vs. making mozzarella. read more

Fresh Season 1, Episode 12

The notion of fresh is discussed. Included: instant broth; pea agnollini; fresh vs. aged steak; ikejime. read more

New York Season 1, Episode 11

New York is highlighted. Included: oysters; carrot dashi; and farming. Also: native New Yorker Ivan Orkin, whose ramen is a hit in Tokyo. read more

Japan Season 1, Episode 10

Tokyo and Kyoto are visited. Included: a Tokyo street market; Kikunoi, a Michelin three-star restaurant in Kyoto. read more

Chef Season 1, Episode 9

Different ways to prepare eggs. read more

Gluttony Season 1, Episode 8

Over-the-top indulgences, including a foie-gras sandwich and a whiskey tasting. Also: three ways to prepare the classic Hot Brown dish. read more

Simple Season 1, Episode 7

Deceptively simple dishes are discussed. Also: traveling to Japan for yakitori and sushi; preparing beets. read more

René Season 1, Episode 6

A visit with chef René Redzepi. read more

Rotten Season 1, Episode 5

Making good-tasting dishes from rotten food. Included: katsuibushi; XO sauce; rotten bananas; kimchi. read more

Spain Season 1, Episode 4

The Spanish influence on David Chang's career is explored with help from two of his idols: chefs Juan Mari Arzak and Andoni Aduriz. He also makes fideos, a salt-cod omelet and, with chef Albert Adrià, a sponge cake. read more

Memory Season 1, Episode 3

David Chang revisits his favorite dishes from childhood and reflects upon summer eating, his time in Japan and golf. read more

Pig Season 1, Episode 2

In San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, David Chang discusses pork bushi and prepares pork belly and tonkotsu. Later, he and comedian Aziz Ansari head to Montreal to enjoy a fried bologna sandwich at Wilensky's. read more

Noodle Season 1, Episode 1

The travel-cooking show opens with Korean-American chef David Chang making instant ramen dishes and tsukemen. He also travels to Japan to taste original tsukemen and tour a noodle factory. Food scientist Harold McGee also explains alkalinity and its role in ramen. read more

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