The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

By The Ringer

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.

Episodes

The Magic Tap, Platonic Ideal of a Breakfast Burrito, and Jollibee Spaghetti | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave and Chris share some big news before they get into an interesting mailbag: What five liquids would they have on tap at all times if that tap could dispense anything? The duo then dives into a MOIF about a surprisingly underrated sport, the perfect breakfast burrito, and the merits of eating at multiple restaurants for one meal. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/02/24·56m 51s

Letting Go of Smartphones and How to Menu With Holbox in Los Angeles

Dave and Chris get into an episode fresh off of a recording of 'Dinner Time Live,' going into detail about some of the inner workings of the show. Dave and Chris also ponder the recent major cellular service outage and whether moving to a dumb phone is possible (including one comedian friend who manages without a smartphone). The episode wraps up with an edition of How to Menu with Yucatán-style seafood specialist Holbox 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
26/02/24·53m 9s

Three Go-To Celebration Restaurants and Revisiting Dave’s Unified Theory of Deliciousness

Dave is solo in this episode, which begins with Dave sharing three restaurants that he went to for celebrations as a kid and where he takes his family for celebrations now. He then answers an AskDave on knowing when it's time to move on from a new idea as an entrepreneur. Davestradamus sees Dave revisit his “unified theory of deliciousness” in a discussion on the importance of challenging the way diners think about food. Host: Dave Chang Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/24·46m 52s

An NFL Lineman's Diet, Growing Up Samoan and Australia vs. Philadelphia with Jordan Mailata

NFL offensive lineman Jordan Mailata of the Philadelphia Eagles joins Dave and Chris Ying at the Super Bowl to judge and select the winner of the Toyota Tailgate Challenge. The 6'8" 374-pound Jordan then breaks down a couple of his average meals during the season, engages in a debate about Philadelphia vs. Australian desserts and names the one food he will never eat before a game out of superstition. Hosts: David Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Jordan Mailata Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/24·33m 41s

Top 5 Asian Cuisines, Rotisseries vs. Trompos with Nico de Leon and Chase and Steff Valencia

Chef Nico de Leon and Chase and Steff Valencia of Lasita join Chris Ying and Dave at the Super Bowl to talk about their entry in the Toyota Tailgate Challenge. Dave and Chris judge the Lasita crew's visit to a Vegas buffet before they are joined by a surprise guest to debate the Top 5 Asian Cuisines. The episode rounds out with a quick debate about trompos vs. rotisseries. Hosts: David Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Nico de Leon, Steff Valencia, Chase Valencia, and Roy Choi Producers: Victoria Valencia, Euno Lee, and Ira Chute Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/24·43m 34s

The History Behind Mister Jiu's and Debate Club: Dumplings vs. Noodles with Brandon Jew

Chef Brandon Jew and Chris Ying join Dave at the Super Bowl to talk about Brandon's entry in the Toyota Tailgate Challenge, MSG, a debate between dumplings and noodles and har gao vs. shengjianbao and the historic significance of the location of his restaurant, Mister Jiu's. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Brandon Jew Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/24·40m 41s

Dumplings Vs. Noodles, the Official Lunar Zodiac Ranking, and PFFW: Super Bowl Edition

Dave dishes on Lunar New Year topics, including whether dumplings or noodles are a better play and his official lunar zodiac sign rankings. Other topics covered include a Super Bowl edition of PFFW, what to bring to a Super Bowl party, and the most memorable Super Bowl halftime show. Host: Dave Chang Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/24·43m 41s

Dave’s Theoretical Vegan Menu and Tips for Maximizing Home-Cooking Ingredients

Dave is joined by Chris Ying as the pair discuss recent developments with 'Dinner Time Live' and their stress levels (and what Dave does to relieve stress) before creating a theoretical dream vegan menu for producer Victoria Valencia. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/24·54m 14s

Making Great Soups and Mise en Place at Home

Dave discusses the importance of mise en place for the home cook and goes solo and names, from memory, all of the contents of his freezer and fridge. Other topics include theoretical Dinner Date with Tom Brady, and an all-time FMK of egg preparations. Host: Dave Chang Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/24·47m 15s

Dave’s Jiu-Jitsu Experience, and the Episodic TV Mount Rushmore

Dave goes solo and talks about his Mount Rushmore of scripted TV shows. Other topics include Anthony Bourdain and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which martial art reigns supreme, and why chefs (and eaters) should be more discerning about participating in “food festivals.” Host: Dave Chang Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/24·53m 48s

'Dinner Time Live With David Chang': Preopening Diaries

Dave is joined by Chris Ying for a preview of Dave’s new Netflix show, 'Dinner Time Live With David Chang.' Topics covered include the challenges of recording (and broadcasting) live and how the show is similar to opening up a new restaurant. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/24·49m 39s

Talk Show Cooking Foibles, and the Pronunciation Bee

Dave is joined by Chris Ying, Chris Bianco, and Kelly Meinhardt for Part 2 of a two-part episode. Dave and Chris Bianco talk about their experiences going on talk shows to cook, before getting into a live version of the Pronunciation Bee. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Chris Bianco and Kelly Meinhardt Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/01/24·1h 2m

Chris Bianco’s Instagram Weakness and the Traffic Conundrum

Dave is joined by Chris Ying, Chris Bianco, and Kelly Meinhardt for the first of two episodes. Part 1 deals with an interesting traffic-based conundrum, a check-in on Master of Your Domain, and Chris Bianco’s secret Instagram weakness. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Chris Bianco and Kelly Meinhardt Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/24·48m 41s

Eating Low-Carb on the Go, Partners: Diet Edition, and How to Menu

Dave and Chris continue to thrive through their Master of Your Domain challenge while playing How to Menu with Chicago’s Anelya (the new Ukrainian spot from Parachute’s Johnny Clark and Beverly Kim) and Curtis Stone’s Gwen in Los Angeles. Later in the episode, the two have a low-carb-themed MOIF. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/24·43m 25s

Success in Situations, How Not to Criticize a Restaurant, and Price Fixing

Dave and Chris kick off the pod with a check-in on their Master of Your Domain challenge. They later play a game of Price Fixing (or Culinary Battleship), which covers the menus at afternoon tea icon the Wolseley in London, Haitian newcomer T’chaka in Oakland, and sleek-and-chic Lebanese restaurant Leila in Detroit. Dave and Chris also discuss how context and situations can determine the perception of someone’s success. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/24·58m 38s

Davestradamus: 2024 Food and Restaurant Predictions

Dave and Chris get into a forward-looking discussion about food and restaurant trends they think they’ll see in the coming year. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/24·55m 53s

Dave’s New Year's Resolutions and Master of Your Domain (Pt. 1)

Dave and Chris kick off the new year by reflecting on 2023’s New Year’s resolutions, setting some new goals for the coming year, and giving some clarifications on the Master of Your Domain challenge. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/24·51m 1s

Buy or Sell with Chris Bianco and Kelly Meinhardt

Dave is joined by Chris Ying, Chris Bianco and Kelly Meinhardt for a game of Buy or Sell: 2024 Food Trends edition. Topics covered include: espresso martinis, SPAM, buckwheat, the Tesla Cyber Truck, sleep wellness, and scamorza cheese.Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Chris Bianco and Kelly Meinhardt Producer: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Additional Production Supervision: Cory McConnell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/23·1h 21m

Atlas: San Sebastián With Kevin Patricio

Dave is joined by Basqueland Brewing cofounder and CEO Kevin Patricio to discuss travel and eating tips in the resort city of San Sebastián. Host: Dave Chang Guest: Kevin Patricio Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/23·1h 10m

Dave’s Favorite Bites, Restaurants, and Cities in 2023

It’s time for a year-end roundup as Dave revisits his year in eating and time on the road. He gives his favorite bite of food, favorite restaurant, and favorite city visit in a year filled with traveling. Host: Dave Chang Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/12/23·53m 25s

The Best Chinese Food in the U.S., and Beating Inertia

Dave opens the episode talking about a conversation he had with a friend’s teenage son, leading to him giving some timeless advice about getting through high school. Pro Football Food Weekly gets into a heavyweight matchup between two of Dave’s All-USA First-Team Eating cities: Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Dave picks a winner and makes a bold proclamation about which city has the best Chinese food in the States. Dave breaks down the matchups (giving some major restaurant recommendations along the way). Other topics include Dave’s Spotify Wrapped, his favorite comedians, and eating around Yokohama. Host: Dave Chang Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/23·43m 44s

Dads: Holiday Edition, and What to Get Your In-Laws | My Opinion is Fact

Chris Ying joins Dave for a holiday-themed episode. The two share a Dads segment where they talk about what to get their kids, whether putting coal in a stocking would be frowned upon, and Dave’s biggest tool when it comes to keeping the kids in line during the holidays. Other topics discussed include Christmas songs, Dave’s surprise pick for best holiday movie, best holiday smells, and what to get Korean and Chinese in-laws (or potential future in-laws) for the holidays. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/23·51m 32s

Mr Chow and Black Exceptionalism With Van Lathan

Dave and Chris are joined by guest Van Lathan as they discuss the impact of TikTok food critic Keith Lee, the concept of Black exceptionalism (and its signifiers), as well as the cultural impact and legacy of restaurateur, designer, and artist Michael Chow and his eponymous restaurant, Mr Chow. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Van Lathan Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/23·1h 20m

The Right Way to Make an Omelet, and How to Make Every Sport Better

Dave gets into the episode talking about his experience in Abu Dhabi. His encounter with a 6,500-year-old stone bust causes him to ponder: What would humanity look like in 6,500 years, and how trivial do things seem given what might actually be remembered? Three Things sees Dave talk about the things he looks for in cooks—and the level of resourcefulness required from cooks to impress legendary chef André Soltner. Other topics covered include Dave’s opinions on fireplaces, various noodle soups, hot chocolate, ice skating, and hot tubs. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Additional Production Supervision: Cory McConnell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/23·51m 29s

The Influence of Troisgros, Systems vs. Seasonal Cooking, and How to Pick a Place to Eat

Dave kicks off the episode with a theory: Are Japanese and Italian restaurants and steakhouses more ubiquitous worldwide because of the scalability of labor? He ponders the implications of these types of restaurants, and the impact they might have on creatively ambitious restaurants. Three Things sees Dave answer the prompt, “If he could travel in time and ask three historical figures anything, what would he ask?” One of the answers leads to Dave explaining the profound influence of the salmon with creamy sorrel dish developed at Troisgros restaurant in Roanne, France. Partners sees Dave answer the age-old question: How do you and your partner decide on a place to eat? The episode concludes with an abbreviated Pro Football Food Weekly and Dave talking about his experience at Amazon’s coverage of the Black Friday game. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/23·38m 41s

Dave’s Potluck Dream Team, Cashing in on Korean New Year, and Bad Yelp Reviews

Dave waxes nostalgic about the best Christmas gift he ever received as a kid before getting into a quick aside about a Korean tradition that many children look forward to. The episode continues with a segment where Dave reads (and responds to) a couple of reviews left by Yelp Elite members. He rounds out the episode with a Theoretical Potluck where he tries to think of who would be invited to his dream potluck—and in doing so, he names some of his favorite cooks in the industry. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/23·1h 3m

Dave’s Ironclad Rule on Thanksgiving

Chris Ying joins Dave as they talk about Dave’s experiences working at the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix. Three Things sees Dave come up with a guide to conquering Thanksgiving as a guest, and one major rule all cooks need to institute on the big day. Dave and Chris then get into a game of Restaurant Balderdash, where they try to guess which of these individuals had actually been to the restaurant they’re describing. 'The Dave Chang Show' would like to wish everyone a safe, delicious, and happy Thanksgiving! Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/23·1h 18m

Easy Dishes to Make at Home, the Power of Broth, and the Mind of a Home Cook | DCS Mailbag

Dave checks the mailbag from the F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix. Questions include how to do one’s honeymoon in Europe (and the best places to visit in late spring), the one condiment he would choose for the rest of his life (if it couldn’t be Momofuku chili crunch), and his take on Japanese vs. Scottish whiskey. A listener asks if anything like Lucky Peach exists in today’s food media environment, and Dave ruminates on whether it would actually work given the way media has evolved. The episode rounds out as Dave is asked about easy dishes to make at home; the question provokes another discussion on how Dave thinks about making food at the studio. Dave goes into detail about his deductive process, including the factors he considers to inform his decisions. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/23·53m 33s

Dark Arts Thanksgiving Tips, Old Bay and J.O., and the Judas Principle

What are the best ways to plan (and maybe cook) your Thanksgiving feast in advance? Dave weighs in with a couple of tips out of the Culinary Dark Arts textbook. Dave also talks about the awkward political bargaining that occurs when a chef decides to step out of the kitchen and into the dining room to visit guests. Pro Football Food Weekly pits Cincinnati against Baltimore—does the city of Old Bay and J.O. Spice have what it takes to overcome Dave’s love of Graeter’s ice cream? Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/23·40m 8s

Three New Thanksgiving Traditions and So You Wanna … Be a Football Film Analyst? With Ben Solak

Dave starts the episode off with three Thanksgiving foods he thinks should be replaced, including his annual anti–pumpkin pie rant and a controversial protein replacement. Dave is joined later in the episode by Ben Solak, host of 'The Play Sheet,' to discuss how Ben became one of the foremost football film analysts in the country. The two also touch on work-life balance (and why Ben isn’t sure he wants to work for an NFL team) and how Ben’s upbringing played a role in his career path. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Ben Solak Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/23·1h 13m

Finger Foods for Toddlers, Dad Feeding Fails, and Dave’s Hypothetical Day of Eating With Taylor Swift

Dave kicks off the episode talking about his experience at the Momofuku corporate retreat, where he exercises restraint in making a witty quip—and ponders what that says about himself. Chris Ying joins the pod and the two get into an Ask Dave/Dads hybrid segment about the best finger foods to start feeding a toddler, and some of the rookie mistakes they’ve made as dads when it comes to feeding their kids. Pro Football Food Weekly features a matchup between Carolina and Chicago, and the results are surprising—including some delicious foods from the Carolinas that deserve more shine. The Mini-MOIF has Dave attempt to create a day of eating with Taylor Swift in New York … things take a turn when Dave completely bombs the assignment by listing what he would do if he were completely alone. Finally, Dave, Chris, and Euno talk about three popular Chinese American fast-food options, and which one reigns supreme. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Additional Production Supervision: Cory McConnell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/23·1h 19m

Late-Night Eats, Preparing for Stress as an Entrepreneur, and Public Phone Etiquette

Dave weighs in on the state of Korean food, and ruminates on whether giving the cuisine the “modern” treatment makes sense given its rustic and highly intuitive roots. He also weighs in on current plating practices, and his preferences when it comes to how the food shows up to the diner (including a distaste for trendy geometric shapes). "Ask Dave" sees Dave offer encouragement and practical advice (as well as some commiseration) to an entrepreneur who is facing significant challenges with securing investors. For "Slice," Dave adjudicates on the public use of cell phones – including the right time to use Facetime in public, the one dude on a conference call using his air pods at the coffee shop, and the one magic zone where all public phone etiquette rules go out the window. Finally, the discussion turns to the best late night foods and how to think about eating while drunk as opposed to more “civilized” late night eats – and some potential hangover cures. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Additional Production Supervision: Cory McConnell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/23·58m 45s

The Drunkest Town in America, How to Eat Mochi Ice Cream, and Burrito Stories

Dave is joined by Chris as the pair ruminate further on the direction of the restaurant industry, particularly as it relates to the ability to emulate live experiences. Dave circles back on his experience with the Apple Vision Pro headset, and tries to forecast what diners will prioritize out of their restaurant experiences. If Dave could do three other jobs for one day, what would he do? The answer to the question leads to Dave uncovering a possible new calling. Chris and Dave get into a Pro Football Food Weekly and the focus is on Nashville, Tennessee. Dave sings the Music City’s praises for its contributions to American cuisine while also pondering if it’s the drunkest city in America. Finally, Chris and Dave play a game of Overrated/Underrated, and get into the world of airport lounges, Chipotle burritos, and the proper way to eat a mochi ice cream. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/23·1h 26m

The Changing Landscape of Dining and Eating, NBA Players Analogized to Chefs, and Top Five Spanish Tourist-Trap Foods

It’s a DCS After Dark (kind of) as Dave weighs in on the current state of the restaurant industry and the way people think about eating versus dining—and why people might want to take a moment to meditate on what the difference between the two concepts means to them. Three Things sees Dave drop some wisdom for young cooks and aspiring chefs in the form of three (OK, four) things cooks should be practicing. Slice gets into a very relatable (and equally awkward) conundrum: What do you do when someone cooks something for you and it’s just not that tasty? Dave recounts a story about a cupcake from his grade school days that threw him into that position and the lengths he went to to preserve a new classmate’s feelings. Dave is asked by Euno about who, if anyone, could be the “Victor Wembanyama of chefs.” After declaring that there is no genius among chefs (and explaining his rationale), Davestradamus turns the conversation to comparing NBA players to chefs. Finally, Dave answers an Ask Dave about Spain’s biggest tourist-trap foods, in addition to the Spanish foods he wishes he could eat right now. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/23·1h 3m

So You Wanna … Build a YouTube Culinary Empire? With Andrew Rea

Dave dials in from New York City to talk about the things he misses about the city he considered his home, including the experience of feeling like a stranger. Things get poignant as Dave talks about how much he misses walking through the streets and about feeling like New York wasn’t his home for the first time in more than two decades. Slice talks about an interesting conundrum that Dave is facing—being in town and not telling any of his friends about it, and the pangs of guilt (or not) that follow. Pro Football Food Weekly breaks down a surprisingly close matchup between Tampa Bay and Buffalo, as Dave sings the praises of the beef on weck but gives Bern’s Steak House of Tampa Bay some much-overdue national attention. Dave is then joined by Andrew Rea, the host of Binging With Babish, and the two catch up and talk about perfectionism, learning to accept and take advantage of mistakes, and Rea’s new cookbook, 'Basics With Babish.' Host: Dave Chang Guests: Andrew Rea and Euno Lee Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/23·1h 12m

Meat and Threes, Underappreciated Po’boys, and Dave’s Boba Order

Dave and Chris Ying hop on the pod “fresh” off the flight from New Orleans. The two bring up an unlikely hero in the New Orleans sandwich debate—the roast beef and cheeseburger po’boy, which Dave suggests is superior to the fried oyster and fried shrimp versions. Dave recounts his experience eating with 'Thursday Night Football' analyst, former All-Pro offensive tackle, and Louisiana native Andrew Whitworth, before getting into a quick Slice about how he appreciated the charm of operational inefficiencies at Domilise’s. The fellas then get into a mini MOIF and assemble their meat-and-three dream teams, their favorite boba orders, and how essential it is to eat sushi at the bar (and not a dining room table). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/23·1h 5m

Dave and Chris Eat in New Orleans, the Worst Type of Diner on the Planet, and New Orleans Vs. Jacksonville

It’s the return of Dave After Dark: New Orleans edition as Dave records from Louisiana and gets into traveling with Chris Ying to the Big Easy. He kicks off the episode by naming the three dishes he must eat every time he visits New Orleans. Dave and Chris then recount a story of eating at a restaurant and overhearing possibly the worst type of diner on the planet; and they discuss why Dave wants to meet more of these types of people. The week’s Pro Football Food Weekly gets into the matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars, but New Orleans’s robust representation in the five Ss proves far too much for the humble offerings of northeastern Florida. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/23·1h 25m

Dave’s Favorite Seasonal Ingredients, the Grocery Store Price Conundrum, and the Future of Restaurant Service

Dave kicks off the episode by talking about his favorite seasonal ingredients—from matsutake mushrooms to chinook to ramps, and his reasons for each. This episode’s Ask Dave segment gets into the high prices Americans are facing in grocery stores, and whether Dave, as a former chef, is any more or less susceptible to them. Finally, Dave gets into a Davestradamus where he talks about the future of restaurant service, and whether automation is capable of eliminating the need for servers (and if the self-checkout at the grocery store is ever going to reach critical mass to replace checkout clerks). Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Additional Production Supervision: Cory McConnell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/23·1h 4m

Dave’s 'Thursday Night Football' Experience, Revisiting London, and PFFW: Kansas City Vs. Denver

Dave kicks off the show by talking about his experience filming 'Thursday Night Football,' including his amazement at the production work that goes on behind the scenes. He then moves on to his recent 48-hour trip to London for work; he recounts his old days and explains his discomfort with the stark differences in wealth on display. The episode’s Slice covers an awkward foray into remembering to read posted boarding notices as Dave commits a travel faux pas (and Chris Ying gleefully piles on). Pro Football Food Weekly sees a potentially lopsided matchup, both in food and football, between Kansas City and Denver. Chris and Dave both drop their upset picks of the week, including a massive sandwich mismatch between NYC and Buffalo. Dave brings it home with a quick Ask Dave about kimbap, answering the question: Are you supposed to eat kimbap in one bite? Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Additional Production Supervision: Cory McConnell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/23·1h 17m

So You Wanna Be … a Hunter? With Steven Rinella

It’s a meaty episode as Dave talks about the three things he looks for in a steak house before being joined by hunter, conservationist, and MeatEater founder Steven Rinella. Steven and Dave discuss a variety of topics, including meat consumption, demystifying the meaning of “gamy” when it comes to the taste of wild meats, and Steven’s aversion to store-bought meats. The two also talk about their hunting and fishing adventures and then get into the ethics of hunting and the public perception of the hobby, as well as some tips for beginning hunters. Host: Dave Chang Guest: Steven Rinella Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/23·1h 25m

The One Tailgate Dish to Rule Them All, What Dave Buys at the Korean Grocery Store, and L.A. Vs. Philadelphia Sandwiches

Dave kicks off the pod remotely from Washington, D.C., where he’s spent the week on assignment with the 'Thursday Night Football' team. The episode begins with some Majordomo updates and the three things he always buys at the Korean grocery store. Dave and Chris also break down their favorite places to get prepared foods, produce, and frozen goods among the different Asian supermarkets. Pro Football Food Weekly kicks off with a big announcement before getting into a matchup between Washington, D.C., and Chicago. The week’s upset alert gets into a heavyweight bout between Los Angeles and Philadelphia. The episode rounds out with an Ask Dave about tailgating. Dave talks about the one dish that is easily prepared ahead of time and sure to please a crowd at any gathering. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia and Euno Lee Additional Production Supervision: Cory McConnell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/23·56m 31s

How Dave Picks Where to Eat, When to Give Up Your Seat on a Plane, and Top Five Rice Dishes

Dave is joined by Euno Lee for this episode, and they kick off the show by talking about Dave’s tips for finding a place to eat—including using people watching to your advantage. Slice dives into the conundrum of when to give up your seat on an airplane—and why there seems to be moral judgment about refusing to give up your assigned seat. Dave also addresses why more ambitious restaurants might be reluctant to put up merchandise for sale in his Ask Dave segment before transitioning to a quick Top Five Rice Dishes. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Euno Lee, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/23·1h 13m

Bratwurst vs. Coneys, Crystal Chargers, and the Best Restaurant Bathrooms

It’s another edition of Pro Football Food Weekly, or as one astute listener complained, “just another excuse for Dave and Chris to argue about food.” This week’s matchup focuses on Green Bay vs. Detroit, and particularly on the bratwurst vs. the Detroit-style coney, as well as other local eats in and around Detroit and Green Bay (35:00). Three Things sees Dave take a peek into restaurant bathrooms, and some of the things he looks for when he goes into a restaurant bathroom (3:54). The discussion also covers a slice about Dave’s experience with automatic faucets and soap dispensers, and the fanciest toilets in the world (23:00). Ask Dave gets a little supernatural, as the pair talk about ghosts, one belief that might disqualify you from winning a Fields medal, and whether it’s appropriate to eat across the street from a cemetery (54:00). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Euno Lee, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/23·1h 11m

Picking Restaurants for Groups, the Best Airports for Food, and the One Bar Game Dave Wants to Master

Dave takes the reins solo on this episode and gets into Three Things he sees in a restaurant’s cutlery and dishware—and what it says about the restaurant. Slice of Life takes a “turn” as Dave talks about a high-pressure situation every driver likely faces on a daily basis. Dave then gets into an AskDave segment, with a question about eating in a larger group in New York—and offers ideas for other large groups of diners and some of the best restaurant meal ideas. My Opinion Is Fact covers a wide variety of topics, including one question Dave calls “the best MOIF question [Euno] has ever come up with”: Which bar and pub game would Dave want to be the best at? The surprising answer involves some playful sniping at the Podfather (and perhaps an open challenge). Dave also covers his favorite airports to eat at, his favorite things to prep as a cook, and a FMK of custard-based desserts. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Euno Lee, Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/23·1h 13m

New York Vs. San Francisco, Things Dave Looks for in Restaurant Menus, and the Greatness of Graeter’s

Chris joins Dave for a novel way of looking at NFL matchups: The Pro Football Food Weekly (or “PFFW”), where Dave and Chris debate which team will win based on the food in a given city. The pair break out the competition into the “Five S’s”: sandwiches, steakhouses, seafood, sweets, and special teams. The inaugural edition sees Dave and Chris square off in a classic battle between New York and San Francisco where they break down the Five S’s and which city takes home the win in each. Other NFL matchups get an abridged treatment of the Five S’s matchup, as we see Cincinnati vs. Los Angeles tussle for ice cream supremacy, and New England vs. New York devolves into a rant on Manhattan-style red chowder. The episode continues with three things Dave looks for on restaurant menus, and Dave picks out key details that can be uncovered just by looking at a menu—and what they might tell the diner about a restaurant. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/23·1h 28m

The Great Road Trip Convenience Store Draft, Three Moments to Time Travel to, and Can I Get a Drink?

Dave and Chris kick off the episode by discussing three moments in time they’d like to travel back to. Slice delves into an “addendum to the hefeweizen principle”—Dave’s theory that bartenders are able to tell what drinks a patron wants before they actually order them. Ask Dave asks: Has Dave fallen out of love with some of his signature dishes? Dave talks about one of his most famous dishes, the Momofuku pork bun, and how he no longer wants to eat it or prepare it, and he draws a parallel to musical acts that have to play their hits. MOIF gets into a road trip convenience store draft, where Dave and Chris have to pick one savory snack, one sweet snack, and one drink. The MOIF rounds out with an overrated/underrated on attending live events, including NFL games, magic shows, and tennis matches. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Euno Lee, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/23·1h 15m

Dave’s Solution for Beating Cold Callers, Favorite Action Movie Franchises, and Juice Rankings

Dave opens the episode with three things he did after school instead of homework—including using a certain video game system that might have taken up a lot of time. The episode segues into a Slice about robocallers and cold callers—and Dave’s wildly inefficient method of possibly putting an end to cold callers once and for all. He continues the episode by discussing issues he’s encountered with saying no to requests made by strangers in person. The episode continues with an AskDave about a sticky situation at a Michelin-starred restaurant, before getting to a quick MOIF about action movie franchises. Dave dishes on his favorite action movie franchise now that he’s reached his 40s. Dave then goes into an exploration of commonly consumed fruit juices—and which one he finds most helpful in the kitchen. The episode lands with Dave waxing poetic about a lesser-known Korean noodle dish and what its presence on a menu might say about a Korean restaurant. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/23·49m 8s

The Most Ambitious Restaurants in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, and Cantonese Cuisine’s Survival

Dave and Chris wax nostalgic at the top of the episode talking about three things they ate in high school. Dave talks about his secret love of shepherd’s pie and his not-so-secret love of microwaveable cheeseburgers. Chris weighs in with his clandestine love affair with “RIB-B-Q” at the Cal Dining Hall. The two also share a moment about a certain past food item at Taco Bell. For Slice, Dave talks about his run-in with a foul ball at Dodger Stadium and the internal monologue that led to him missing out on the catch. The conversation turns a bit more serious as the two discuss the state of Cantonese cuisine, one of the most technically demanding cuisines to execute. They talk about its future and how a cuisine survives over time. The episode rounds out with a MOIF distinguishing “dining” versus “eating,” and going through some of the most ambitious restaurants in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Euno Lee, Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/23·1h 48m

Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Dave and Euno dig in on NFL kickoff weekend for an extended Three Things that Dave is looking out for in the upcoming NFL season. The episode draws parallels between NFL schools of thinking (including the rise of the mobile quarterback and the run pass option) and how changes in the NFL relate to changes in the food and restaurant world. The episode then takes a personal turn as Dave looks back and reflects on his personal competitive drive, the way he’s approached his work, and whether or not this approach will make sense for him as a father and is something he wants to pass down to his kids. Euno weighs in on his recent conversations with Dave and talks about how Dave’s ability to overcome great odds has given him a unique level of grit and perspective—and how belief from someone with that experience can be inspiring. The episode concludes with Dave's NFL hot takes and discussion of how he’s finally embracing the Washington Commanders … in a way. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/23·1h 7m

The Proper Way to Eat Oysters, Eating in Stockholm, and Personal Airspace

Dave and Chris kick off the episode talking about a … strange … take from the 'Ringer Fantasy Football Show' and question their fantasy football knowledge based on their food preferences. The episode continues with a Slice where Dave declares the space of one’s airplane seat to be “personal airspace” and an experience with a pushy passenger. "Ask Dave" sees Dave encounter a problem that plagues chefs and restaurateurs everywhere: What do you do if a former chef copies the dishes from their former employer at their new job … and the new job is down the street from their old one? The episode turns to Cory McConnell and Victoria Valencia’s experience at the Spotify headquarters in Stockholm, and their meal at Ekstedt. Dave and Chris pay their respects to Copenhagen and Stockholm’s dining scene. Finally, the two land on a MOIF where they talk about the best seafood tower selections, and the proper way to enjoy an oyster. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/23·1h 19m

Dave’s Best Day of Eating in Tokyo, Cooling Down With Hot Food, and the Most Important Thing to Know for Aspiring Cooks

Dave kicks off the episode with a SLICE containing an interesting conundrum: What happens when a group needs to split a check and one person didn’t consume as much as the others (or didn’t drink)? Ask Dave sees Dave answer a couple interesting questions. He starts off with the one thing he would teach high schoolers before they go to culinary school (or enter the workforce as cooks). Dave then walks through the perfect day of eating in Tokyo (“Pitching a Perfect Game”), including skipping breakfast and eating THREE pizzas at the legendary Seirinkan and more. He also talks about his real-life “epic day” through Tokyo with famous Instagram gourmand Little Meg. Things close out with an abbreviated MOIF, including Dave’s hot (?) takes on Korean food, declaring Korean cold noodles to be the best, and a discussion on the best hot foods to eat to cool down. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/23·1h 12m

Best Breakfast Foods and Shohei Ohtani Is the Sexiest Man Alive | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave and Chris pick up their conversation from the previous episode with a discussion of Shohei Ohtani’s greatness (and Dave’s persistent man crush on the Angels’ two-way phenom).  The conversation turns to a breakfast-themed MOIF. Dave and Chris assemble their absolute best box of donuts, poke fun at Chris’ bagel preferences, the Asian cuisines that do breakfast best, and a big rant about the proper (only?) way to serve hash browns.  Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/23·53m 27s

Why Chefs Wear Chef Coats, Dave’s Worst Cuts and Burns, and IQ Tests

Dave is joined by Chris, and he opens up the show with an excuse for being late: a story about cooking breakfast for Hugo. The conversation detours into a reflection on the work ethic of bees. Ask Dave sees a question about wearing chef coats and other chef equipment, and Dave explains the functional importance of a chef uniform, including the chef coat. Dave also reflects on his worst cut and burn stories in the kitchen. The two then discuss IQ tests and scores, the implications of a high or low IQ score, and the (scientifically dodgy) debate on whether it correlates to a higher EQ score. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/23·1h 7m

Mischa, Death Metal, and the Relentless Drive to Innovate With Alex Stupak

Dave’s Three Things segment starts off with three things he loves about the show’s guest: a world-class chef and the owner of the Empellón restaurant group, Alex Stupak. Stupak catches up with Dave (whom he hasn’t seen since before the pandemic) and reflects on his culinary journey, including his admiration of Albert Adrià, his time at Grant Achatz’s Alinea, and his experience helming the pastry program at Wylie Dufresne’s WD-50. The two ponder the dampening effects of restaurant criticism on creativity—and Dave suggests that Stupak is a culinary Prometheus for his constant innovation of new culinary techniques. The two continue talking through Alex’s journey of making Mexican food, culminating with a discussion of Alex’s new critically acclaimed restaurant, Mischa, in New York. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Alex Stupak Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/23·1h 8m

Don’t Ask Dave For Last-Minute Tables, and Which Group Would You Dine With?

Dave takes a Slice of Life segment talking about wedding attendance—and how his eagerness to attend a wedding has significantly changed with age. The Ask Dave turns into a “Would You Please Stop” as Dave talks about being asked for a last-minute table as a favor—and why he’s unwilling to fulfill these requests. Finally, Euno and Dave break down various stereotypical diners, and assess which dining group they’d like to eat with the most. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/23·1h 10m

Debate Club: Sandwiches, Being Late to Things, and When to Cancel a Restaurant Reservation

Dave starts the top of the show by talking about his personal journey through being punctual—and what specific type of meeting he’s been late for or missed entirely. The discussion veers into Zoom etiquette and “flexes.” Ask Dave sees Dave tackle a highly problematic practice: booking multiple restaurant reservations for the same time and canceling with minimal notice (or no-showing!). Dave walks through the havoc that a canceled reservation can wreak on a restaurant's profitability and implores diners to cancel reservations with as much notice as possible. Euno joins the show for a Debate Club With Dave, where the two argue about which sandwich reigns supreme. Tensions pile high in the battle for sandwich supremacy: banh mi (Dave) vs. the muffuletta (Euno). The two also list their favorite sandwich countries—with Dave having a surprising pick for no. 1. Dave caps off the episode with his mixed feelings about tteokbokki’s rapid rise in popularity. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/23·1h 11m

How the Super Rich Eat at Restaurants, Three More Reasons to Stay Indoors, and Dental Hygiene

Dave and Chris kick off the episode with a quick update on the goings-on in the studio. Dave answers an Ask Dave question about a couple industry terms he uses on the show and what it’s like to have extremely wealthy people dine at his restaurants. My Opinion Is Fact takes an extended look at dental hygiene—including flossing in public, what a hotel’s dental kit says about the hotel, and the foods to avoid if you don’t want something stuck in between your teeth. Finally, the episode closes out as Chris reads some fan mail from an 8-year-old listener. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/23·1h 17m

Who Wears Pajamas? Plus, Top Five Asian Cuisines Updated and Sleeping Quirks.

Dave kicks off the episode with three things about 'Oppenheimer'—including some recommendations to help with understanding the film. Ask Dave addresses a question about where to work in the restaurant industry and how to approach a shift into a culinary career. Dave then launches into a Slice about sleeping habits, with a particular eye on pajamas, and he plays a new game where Dave, Euno, Cory, and Victoria try to guess what celebrities wear to bed (pajamas, basketball shorts, or nothing). The episode continues with a MOIF on all matters of sleeping, including fighting jet lag, showering habits, and the late-night refrigerator degustation. Finally, the episode concludes with Dave's revision to his Top Five Asian Cuisines (with some very surprising exclusions) and a new segment where Dave professes his love for toum. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/23·1h 16m

Best Pizza Topping Combination, Authenticity in Food, and the Future of Ingredient Sourcing | My Opinion is Fact

Dave is reunited with Chris Ying, and they kick off the episode by talking about ice cream on a trompo (and the subsequent social media reaction) and their mutual hatred of dark chocolate. Dave also drops a hot take on one of his favorite dishes to order at Nobu (or the original Matsuhisa). The episode continues with a mini Ask Dave, covering everything from the best chef knives to order on Amazon, to when to book tickets to a bachelor party, to Dave’s rebuttal to his seemingly contradictory takes about the importance of food authenticity. Dave shifts gears to a Davestradamus (or Nostradaveus?) prediction about restaurant purveyors and the expensive future of ingredient sourcing at high-end restaurants. Dave and Chris then jump in on a MOIF that covers optimal pizza topping combinations, UFOs, full-service movie theaters, and a certain beloved sandwich in the Los Angeles area. The episode concludes with Dave making a helpful suggestion to writers of wine lists everywhere. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/23·1h 41m

Beer and Wine on Ice, Identifying Talent and Atlas: New York City with Brian Koppelman

Dave kicks off the segment talking about his first take, and how he misses recording with his co-host Chris Ying. Dave then sounds off on putting beer and wine on ice, and telling his friends to take the word “chef” out of their social media handles. The podcast then turns to Dave dishing on pop-up restaurants and how to identify talent. He’s then joined by screenwriter, director, producer and noted gourmand Brian Koppelman to talk about Brian’s favorite restaurants in New York City. The podcast rounds out with producer Cory McConnell talking about a red flag he sees on resumés, Dave’s “Ferran Adria Test,” and an attempt at a new segment: Word of the Day. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Brian Koppelman Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/23·1h 31m

In Search of the Perfect S’mores Method, Quenelles, and Human-Centered Design With MJ Truong

Dave and Chris start the episode off with the Approval Matrix, where they discuss their approval (or disapproval) of various things, including Matty Matheson’s performance on 'The Bear.' They also discuss making quenelles at home and then segue into their search for a foolproof s’mores method. Guest MJ Truong of Meyer Cookware joins the episode for a discussion on human-centered design and a Top Five: Dim Sum Dishes. Finally, Dave ponders on a Slice: What do you do when your friend has something on their face in a group situation?Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: MJ Truong Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/07/23·1h 42m

Have We Reached Peak Korean Food? Plus, How to Menu: Nolia Kitchen

Dave and Chris kick things off with a "How to Menu" of chef Jeffrey Harris’s Cincinnati restaurant, Nolia Kitchen. Things take a turn as Dave does a mini-MOIF where he declares the single greatest restaurant menu hack (when it’s available). After the break, the discussion shifts to Korean food and whether America has reached peak Korean food, transitioning into a discussion of ethnic enclaves throughout America, with particular emphasis on the Korean American community in Fullerton, California. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/23·1h 8m

The Perfect First-Date Restaurant and So You Wanna … Be One of the Best Restaurant Operators in the World? With Ron Parker

Dave and Chris start off with an Ask Dave question, where a listener asks about the perfect first-date restaurant. Highlights include the best dinner-date restaurant, whom you should go to a Michelin-starred restaurant with, and the hidden meaning of going out for sushi. They’re joined by Ron Parker, COO of the José Andrés Group and founder of HMx, later in the episode to discuss what it takes to be a world-class restaurant operator. Ron also talks about HMx and his motivation for starting the global hospitality database. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/23·1h 30m

What “Excuse Me” Really Means, the Hefeweizen Principle, and the Bar Order Apotheosis

Dave and Chris open up with an observation about the true meaning of the phrase “excuse me,” before moving on to an exploration of the journey of American drinking culture and the way alcohol preferences change with age. Along the way, the two establish the “Hefeweizen Principle” (a way to point out minor degrees of cultural snobbery), before the discussion (and journey) culminates in the one drink that signifies true bar order enlightenment. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/23·1h 10m

Why You Should Stay Indoors, Reservation Hacks, and So You Wanna … Be an Expediter?

Dave opens up the show with jobs he would have wanted to do if he was 22 years old, which turns into speculation on the personality traits it might take to be a pyrotechnic engineer. The show continues as Dave provides strong evidence for why everyone should stay indoors and discusses (likely related) the channels he’s watching on YouTube. Dave and Chris then discuss some hacks for how to get a reservation at busy restaurants. Things round out with So You Wanna … Be an Expediter? where Dave and Chris show their appreciation for the unsung heroes of a restaurant. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/23·1h 21m

Inside the MDM Studio With Dave and Chris ... and Shelf-Stable Crab Cakes

Dave and Chris record an episode of the podcast from the Majordomo Media Studios, where they talk about everything from proper oil handling to crab cakes. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/23·1h 8m

Neighbors, a Change of Heart on Instapot, and Iru With Tunde Wey

Dave and Chris talk themselves into a change of heart on the Instapot. The conversation then turns to Dave talking about his neighbors, and suggesting an alternative to astrology. Afterward, they are joined by special guest writer and artist Tunde Wey to talk about Nigerian iru and the interesting numbers that led to the pricing of his new spirit, Since. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Tunde Wey and Euno Lee Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/23·1h 43m

So You Wanna … Go to Culinary School?

Dave explores the decision to go to culinary school, including alternatives to the system in countries outside of the U.S. The episode also goes over Chris’s forays into the gym (and Dave, the personal trainer?), as well as a new segment where the hosts read bad Yelp reviews. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/23·1h 10m

Nikola Jokic and Spotting Latent Talent With Kevin O’Connor, Plus Learning to Live With Blindness With Andrew Leland

It’s a double-guest extravaganza as The Ringer senior staff writer Kevin O’Connor joins Dave and Chris to talk about Nikola Jokic’s recent NBA championship win, and how to identify talent. Later, writer (and Chris’s first boss out of college!) Andrew Leland joins the pod to talk about his experience with retinitis pigmentosa and common misconceptions about blind people. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Kevin O'Connor and Andrew Leland Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/23·1h 26m

Courting NBA Free Agents, the Flatulence Window for Partners, and Theoretical Dinner Guest: NBA Edition

Dave kicks off the show with a serious conundrum faced by couples everywhere: the optimal time to fart in front of your partner. Chris, Cory, Euno, and Victoria all weigh in with their answers. The episode continues with an NBA edition of Theoretical Dinner Guest, where the group names the Starting Five of Dinner Guests from throughout NBA history. The episode wraps up with Dave’s story about recruiting an NBA free agent to New York. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/23·1h 9m

Slice: Corporate Lunches, Southwest Airlines, and Sidewalk Hot Dogs

Dave introduces a segment called Slice with Chris and Euno, where he talks about moments from his life that raise questions. He talks about the unique phenomenon of kindness and consideration found in a Southwest Airlines boarding line. He also introduces his “friendship score” and promptly deducts points from people who use neck pillows. The conversation then turns to his experience at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CA, including some of the best corporate lunch food he’s ever had. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/23·1h 13m

The Hypothetical MDM Vending Machine and Dads: Foibles in Literacy

Dave, Chris, and Euno sit down for a mailbag episode that covers a range of topics, including what would go into a hypothetical MDM vending machine. Things take a turn when Dave and Chris describe their misadventures with teaching their kids how to read. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/23·1h 4m

Dave’s Vision and What It Means for Food in the Future

Dave describes his experience with the Apple Vision Pro, including all of the applications he can envision (and some he can’t even conceive). He continues to speculate about the headset’s effect on the future of entertainment and doubles down on how experiential eating is the future of restaurants. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/23·1h 6m

Cooking in the Microwave, Dishes With Things to Say, and Top Summer Foods

Dave and Chris recap their time cooking with Lil Nas X onstage at BottleRock Napa. They also recap some of their recent travel experiences and their time overbuying chicken at a Lakers game. They pivot to a discussion about their evolutions in the ways they think about cooking and maturing as a chef. They wrap up with a discussion of their top five summer foods. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/23·1h 26m

The Ideal Summer Playlist and Hall of Fame Moments in Food

Dave and Chris discuss the ideal summer playlist and debate the appropriate vibe for summer. The two then discuss Hall of Fame moments in food, where Chris takes partial credit for the invention of “spillover nachos,” and they explore the incredible stories behind foods we take for granted. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/23·1h 14m

Grilling Dos and Don’ts, Plus the Next Great Burger Invention

Summer is upon us! Dave, Chris, and Euno take a deep dive into optimal grilling foods and argue why hamburgers don’t make the list. They stay focused on the hamburger as they discuss optimal burger toppings. Plus, an interesting note from Chris about how a burger should feel as you eat it (note: pay attention to the bread!). The episode then turns to the next big thing in hamburgers—a simple but genius solution that will mark the dawning of a new age for hamburgers. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/23·1h 8m

The Best Table at a Restaurant, the 'Pretty Woman' Move, and Teppanyaki Everything

Dave talks about getting seated at possibly the worst table he’s ever seen. The discussion turns to the politics of restaurant tables and the best solution for navigating them, including the 'Pretty Woman' move. The discussion then turns to the trend of experiential restaurants with a particular focus on teppanyaki, and other cuisines that might benefit from a similar treatment of food as performance art. Host: Dave Chang & Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/23·1h 4m

Taiwanese Pizza Hut, In the Weeds, and Dave’s Favorite Dinner Guests

Dave kicks off the episode by talking about his eating experience in Taiwan. Chris and Euno marvel at the menu at Taiwanese Pizza Hut. Dave talks about famous dinner guests, and Chris and Euno add memorable celebrity dining stories. The episode concludes with an epic In the Weeds story from Dave at a previous Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producers: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/23·53m 7s

Debate Club: Culinary Intellectual Property and Giving Credit Where It’s Due

Dave and Chris are joined by Euno to debate whether culinary inventions should have intellectual property protection. Plus, Chris follows up on the tragic conclusion of his Luv2Eat order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/23·1h 5m

Dave’s Great Crepe Invention, How to Menu at Tatiana, and Ordering Thai Food for Chris’s Family

It’s a How to Menu extravaganza as Dave and Chris talk about how to look at and break down a menu in general, before applying it to Kwame Onwuachi’s critically acclaimed restaurant, Tatiana. Dave talks about stumbling upon a great crepe invention, and the show wraps up with Dave and Chris trying to figure out a Thai food order for Ying’s family from Luv2eat Thai Bistro. Host: Dave Chang & Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/23·1h

Tiptoeing Around Tipping, Creating the Best Chef of All Time, and the Restaurant Next Door

Dave and Chris discuss tipping etiquette, including Chris’s not-at-all-shameful “college bar tip” situation, before giving a rundown on creating the Ultimate Chef, taking multiple elements of being a chef and highlighting the best. Finally, Euno joins the pod to introduce a new game: the Best, Most Essential, Hottest, Sexiest, Crispiest, Juiciest, Must-Try Restaurant Guide, a.k.a. Restaurant Next Door. Host: Dave Chang & Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/23·1h 1m

Breaking the Algorithm (and Parking Lines), Dave Eats INPARADISE, Sleeping on the Couch, and Solo Dad

Dave and Chris kick off the show talking about advances and limitations in AI and ways to break from the algorithm. The conversation then turns to Dave’s atrocious parking job at the Spotify Studios, foibles in pronunciation, and Dave’s experience at Taiwanese buffet INPARADISE. The show rounds out with a segment about sleeping with partners (literally), in which Chris perilously flirts with sleeping on the couch for the rest of his life. Dave caps it off with Solo Dad tips, including a bath time splash zone. Host: Dave Chang & Chris Ying Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/23·1h 16m

The Origins of Fat Washing, Top Five Fruits, and the Bar Test With Dave Arnold

Dave Arnold joins Dave Chang and Chris Ying 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 gives his “bar test” that 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, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler, and Euno Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/23·1h 5m

Majordomo Media Studio Update and How to Menu at Hat Yai in Portland

Dave gives an update about his commencement speech at USC, not being invited to the South Korean state dinner, and developments for content at the Majordomo Media Studio. Later, Dave and Chris try to come up with the optimal order for four at Hat Yai Restaurant in Portland. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Euno Lee Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/23·56m 50s

Mexico’s Top Five Locations for Mexican Cuisine, Asada Invites, and Taco Madness With Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral

This episode begins with an introduction to two very influential figures in Oaxacan cuisine and Mexican food culture in the U.S., Mexican-American authors Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral. Oaxacan restaurateur Bricia brought food for Dave and Chris from her Los Angeles restaurant, Guelaguetza. As they enjoy chile relleno and tamale mole, a discussion sparks about proper etiquette when ordering food in a foreign language. Javier, who is the editor-in-chief of L.A. Taco, then shares his advice with the group. Dave asks the coauthors to share their top five locations for food in Mexico, which leads to a discussion that journeys through the beautiful country and its cuisine. Later, they share all of the details of their new book ‘Asada: The Art of Mexican-Style Grilling.’ Bricia describes an asada for Dave and Chris, and extends an invite along with rules for attendance. The pambazo conversation from last episode continues as the guests taste test Dave’s recommendation for pombazos in L.A., and give their blessing. The conversation wraps with Javier sharing that L.A. Tacos' Taco Madness 2023 is coming up on May 6th. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral Producer: Victoria Valencia, Cory McConnell, Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/23·1h 40m

Speaking About Food With Authority I Pambazos, Food Snobs, and Food Ranking Culture

This episode begins with Dave and Chris taking us on a journey through their favorite snacks at Spotify headquarters. Dave then realizes that he could make a delicious pozole using one of the snacks found in the lobby. This discovery then sparks a discussion about whether or not chefs should create their own take on cultural favorites. Dave, Chris, and Euno later share that they came upon a random food truck where Dave ended up discovering a new dish to love: pambazo (a Mexican sandwich made with pambazo bread, and dipped and fried in red sauce). This led Dave to wonder when a person has the right to recommend and/or rank food for others. The guys also discuss whether or not “best of” lists help or hurt restaurants. They wrap up the episode by discussing Dine L.A. Restaurant Week and when it's time to introduce or scrap food dishes at a restaurant. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producer: Cory McConnell, Victoria Valencia, Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/23·1h 6m

Film vs. Food Criticism I Top 5 Culinary Cultures & Pizza with Maia and Alex Shibutani

Dave and Chris are joined by two-time Olympic medalists, figure skaters Maia and Alex Shibutani. The “Shib Sibs” dropped in to talk about their new children’s book titled ‘Amazing: Asians and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All,’ which Dave is on the cover of. They also bring mystery gifts from Japan and chat all things pizza. The episode begins with a comparison of film vs. food criticism and consumption. Later Euno Lee joins the discussion for a new segment called Top 5. This week they rank the top five culinary cultures, as well as the top five Asian countries for cuisine. Hosts: Dave Chang & Chris Ying Guests: Maia and Alex Shibutani, Euno Lee Producer: Cory McConnell and Victoria Valencia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/23·2h

Baseball, Culinary Battleship, and Consumer Product Goods With Melissa Facchina and Marguerite Mariscal

Dave and Chris deliver a very special episode as they are joined by Momofuku CEO Marguerite Mariscal and Siddhi Capital co-founder Melissa Facchina to talk about consumer product goods, and to take an in-depth look at the finance aspect of working in the food industry. Before that discussion, they introduce a new segment—a game called Price Fixing With Euno Lee. For this game, Dave and Chris take turns guessing the cost of menu items at different restaurants listed by Euno. Also included in this episode is a discussion about the evolution of baseball, and the lack of evolution with food that you can buy at a baseball game.Hosts: Dave Chang & Chris Ying Guests: Marguerite Mariscal, Melissa Fachinna, and Euno Lee Producer: Cory McConnell, Victoria Valencia, Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/23·2h 7m

Buying and Selling Current Food Trends With Noelle Cornelio and Euno Lee

Dave and Chris are joined by Euno Lee and Noelle Cornelio to play a game of “culinary arbitrage,” otherwise known as buying and selling. The group, moderated and judged by Euno, takes turns justifying the reasons to buy or sell current trends in the food world. Instacart, boneless wings, buffets, and butter flights are all on the chopping block in this episode. Plus: a discussion surrounding the best city in the U.S. for Japanese food, and Japanese baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani takes off after the game. Dave also talks about delivering a memorable commencement speech at an upcoming graduation.Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Noelle Cornelio and Euno Lee Producers: Cory McConnell, Victoria Valencia, Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/23·1h 32m

Medical Avengers Are a Real Thing

Are chefs athletes? Is cooking a sport? These are all questions that Dave and Chris tackle during this episode, which leads to a discussion around whether or not restaurants should release a kitchen staff injury report for consumers akin to an athlete injury report. Later, Dr. Sarah Burgdorf joins the conversation to discuss all things infectious diseases due to Dave’s 2x bout with shingles. They also discover that UCSD is not a party school, and that assisted living might be better than it sounds. Hosts: Dave Chang, Chris Ying Guest: Dr. Sarah Burgdorf Producer: Cory McConnell, Victoria Valencia, Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/23·1h 13m

Part 2 of Hoops and Hops at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Dave, Chris, and Jeff Ma continue to break down the March Madness of bar foods live from the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Plus, the guys announce the 'Dave Chang Show' scavenger hunt competition: Las Vegas edition. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Jeff Ma Producers: Gabi Marler and Tucker Tashjian When the fun stops. Problem gamblers helpline. 1-800-522-4700 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/23·1h 4m

Hoops & Hops at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Dave, Chris, and Jeff Ma break down the March Madness of bar foods live from the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Plus, the guys talk about the development of sports betting, Vegas becoming a sports hub, and some hidden food gems around Sin City. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Jeff Ma Producers: Gabi Marler and Tucker Tashjian When the fun stops. Problem gamblers helpline. 1-800-522-4700 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/23·1h 9m

Vegas Recap, Golden Deli How to Menu, and Ask Dave Questions

Dave and Chris recap their trip to Vegas for Hoops & Hops, a Château Margaux dinner, and producer Gabi’s first time at Momofuku. Then, Dave and Chris discuss How to Menu at Golden Deli in Los Angeles. Plus, Ask Dave questions, including favorite late-night snacks, favorite ice cream and milkshakes, greatest final courses Dave’s ever had, and much more. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Gabi Marler and Tucker Tashjian Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/23·1h 43m

March Madness of Bar Foods, Bar Bathroom War Stories, and Dave's Space Cake Experience

Dave and Chris react to the Oscars and Dole Whip coming to grocery stores. Then Dave tells a WILD story about his space cake experience at an Amsterdam lounge. The guys talk about spicy food challenges and bar bathroom war stories, before Chris reveals the brackets for the March Madness of bar foods.Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall, Gabi Marler, and Tucker Tashjian Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/23·1h 43m

Sports Bar Food Power Ranking

After a quick Dads discussion about the negative consequences of bargaining with your children, Dave and Chris are joined by Euno Lee to explore the world of food eaten when watching sports. They go through qualities of all the foodstuffs you might find at a tailgate or sports bar then power rank their favorites. Other topics include deceptive mise en place, the unknown whereabouts of Baby Hippo, podcast bros, bargaining with Hugo, Aussie rules football, and the thrill of the flatbread chase. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producers: Sasha Ashall and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/23·1h 39m

The Price Is Ripe and the Unwritten Rules of Bringing Food to Work

Dave and Chris explore the concept of pungent foods, from their childhood experiences of kimchi-scented ice cubes to the distinctly adult experience of smelling a coworker’s pungent meal. Then they play The Price Is Ripe, in which they rate different pungent foods based on smell and taste, then decide whether they're worth the stink. Other topics include out-of-body farts, stinky tofu, Jerusalem fart-ichokes, the worst banana nut muffins Dave’s ever eaten, the kimchi fermentation scale, Gilroy garlic fries, and how a cold brew coffee dispenser destroyed productivity. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/03/23·1h 9m

Dave’s Detainment in the Cabo San Lucas Airport and Siloing Food Based on Ethnicity

Dave recounts the thrilling tale of his trip to Cabo San Lucas, during which he was detained in the airport for bringing a suitcase full of food into the country, and the golf injury that has sidelined him for weeks. Then Dave and Chris go into Food News, where they talk about Los Angeles’s hottest new restaurant trend, Spanish food, and the siloing effect of always labeling food based on ethnicity. Other topics include eating kimchi for the probiotics, the immigrant urge to never spend money, extra wide Warby Parker glasses, Japanese Starbucks, Wendy’s chili, the Chris Rock special, and McDonald’s on a Saturday morning. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/23·1h 10m

So You Wanna ... Be a Creative Producer?

Special guest Isaac Lee joins to cap off the Japan vs. Masa sushi experience debate and participate in a new segment called “So You Wanna …" during which he explains what it actually takes to be a creative producer and musician. Other topics include axe throwing, the egg fertilization process, the finer points of making limoncello, Taco Bell Cantina, the largest white truffle Dave’s ever seen, the evolution of vocals in pop music, auto-tune, and more. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Isaac Lee Producers: Sasha Ashall and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/23·1h 32m

Dave’s Trip to Mexico City, Theoretical Dinner Party, and Culinary Arbitrage

Dave recounts all the amazing things he ate in Mexico City, including one of the best last courses he’s ever eaten at Pujol and the timeless excellence of Contramar. Then Dave and Chris introduce a couple of new segments, "Theoretical Dinner Party," in which they draft aging rock stars to eat dinner with, and "Culinary Arbitrage," in which they dissect the value of live shellfish and New York City sushi. Other topics include white lying to your friends, the importance of colonoscopies, ice baths in the morning, the benefits of routine, and spot prawns vs. lobster. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/23·1h 47m

How Does Something Unexpectedly Become of Value?

After an extensively meandering conversation, Dave and Chris construct historical fiction describing how humans could possibly come to eat a sea cucumber or accidentally make cheese for the first time. How does something so weird or stinky or strange become a delicacy? How does something that on the face of it is relatively worthless become of value? Other topics include the proper way to eat a burger, a depressing turkey club sandwich, Ta Nahisi-Coates’ ‘Black Panther’ run, ‘Armageddon’ vs. ‘Deep Impact,’ the fabled Momofuku bullshit book club, and guessing the Noma Kyoto menu. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall, Aleya Zenieris, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/23·1h 19m

Resolved: Dining Should Require a Special License | Debate Club

After Chris and Dave lead you through the dreaded chain reaction of what occurs in a restaurant kitchen when a table is five minutes late to their reservation, they do their very first Debate Club on whether dining should require a special license on the diner's part. Other topics include kids as the death of punctuality, burying “friends of Dave” on the waitlist at Momofuku Ko, and what it takes to be a respectful diner. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall, Aleya Zenieris, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/23·1h 4m

Predicting Success and Reaching Your Full Potential With Matt Higgins

Dave and Chris examine the systems and criteria we use to decide who we think is going to be a winner, whether that is in sports, business, music, or beauty pageants, and why they're such terrible predictors of success. Then, they invite Matt Higgins, venture capitalist and executive fellow at Harvard Business School, to ask about what he looks for to predict success, hear about his incredible life story, and talk about his new book, ‘Burn the Boats: Toss Plan B Overboard and Unleash Your Full Potential.’ Other topics include ‘Physical: 100,’ rooting for the underdog, the original ‘Ninja Warrior,’ Brock Purdy, useless high school extracurriculars, and choosing the difficult path. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Matt Higgins Producers: Sasha Ashall, Aleya Zenieris, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/23·1h 14m

How American Pragmatism Can Facilitate Environmentalism With Tyler Huggins

After a drop-in visit from the Podfather, who then proceeds to rejoice in the pleasures of populist food and culture, Dave and Chris speak with Tyler Huggins—CEO and cofounder of Meati Foods. He brings his unique point of view on environmentalism and sustainable food systems to address the problem of a potential global protein shortage with Meati: a meat alternative made out of mycelium. Other topics include ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ (again), backcountry splitboarding, and what to do with a year’s worth of elk meat. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Tyler Huggins and Bill Simmons Producers: Sasha Ashall, Aleya Zenieris, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/23·1h 43m

The Past, Present, and Future of Food Writing

After an illuminating game in which Dave asks Chris to guess which 2023 food trend listicle was written by ChatGPT vs. a real person, they debate the relevancy of food writing in a world ruled by social media and where food media will go from here. Other topics include the diet changes that aging brings, being the Tom Brady of eating, and how to update the James Beard Foundation Awards for our times. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall, Aleya Zenieris, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/23·1h 8m

Buying and Selling 2023 Food Trends With Chris Bianco and Euno Lee

Chris and Dave have enlisted their good friends Euno Lee and Chris Bianco to trade in the cultural stock market. Euno pitches food trends that he predicts will hit the market in 2023, including high-end mortadella, experiential dining in theme parks, fried chicken skins, A5 Wagyu, and mushroom coffee, to Dave, Chris Ying, and Chris Bianco. They then have two minutes to justify why they are buying or selling the trend. Other topics include Arby’s, Musso & Frank Grill, and how to introduce your kids to pastrami sandwiches. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Euno Lee and Chris Bianco Producers: Sasha Ashall, Aleya Zenieris, Eduardo Ocampo, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/23·1h 47m

Vegetable Prep 101, Dave’s Oscar Wish, and Top Five Citrus Fruits | Ask Dave

Chris and Dave dive into the Discord to answer your burning questions, such as what to do with old cooking oil, what’s the best kind of vegetable peeler, mayo vs. butter on grilled cheese, and how to learn knife skills at home. Other topics include the proper way to brunoise a shallot, the 'Avatar' sequel, 'Top Gun: Maverick' vs. 'Everything Everywhere All At Once,' culinary catfishing, kitchen shears, and Dave’s top five favorite citrus fruits. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall, Aleya Zenieris, Cory McConnell, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/23·1h 2m

The New Celebrity Chefs and the Art of Waiting in Line | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave and Chris feel their age with a conversation about morning pills, how they will approach hair loss and graying when it comes for them, and the new celebrity chefs that are taking over the food world, from Mr. Beast to Keith Lee. Then, Noelle joins them to talk about the art of waiting in line and how to act when forced to wait unnecessarily, as well as ugly vitamin packs, and the new Sierra Mist reboot Starry. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producers: Sasha Ashall, Aleya Zenieris, Cory McConnell, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/23·1h 40m

The Future of the Ratings System, and How Gambling Could Change the Food World

Dave and Chris explore Dave’s thoughts from his time in a homemade sensory-deprivation chamber (a New York apartment with blackout blinds), including why stars are the ratings system of choice, Vlad the Impaler, and ‘The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House’ on Netflix. Then, they theorize about how gambling and betting could change the world of food, from the James Beard Awards to futures betting in restaurants. Other topics include Pokémon supremacy, the pure joy of Mario Bros., the best sauce for french fries, and kimchi made via genetic algorithm. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall, Cory McConnell, Richie Bozek, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/23·1h 29m

Media Distortion and Lobster vs. Crab

Dave and Chris discuss the outsized response to Dave’s comments about Costco rotisserie chicken and how clickbait media distorts our views. Then, they go over everything Dave ate in Boston, including comparative oyster studies and the age-old debate of lobster versus crab. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall, Cory McConnell, Richie Bozek, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/23·1h 9m

Talking Wastewater Treatment With an Expert, and Ranking the Best Eating Cities in the U.S.

Dave and Chris are first joined by environmental wastewater treatment expert Marylee Santoro to discuss how sewage systems work and what can go wrong. Then, they talk about the recent wave of laws banning gas lines in new buildings, and the benefits and drawbacks of induction cooking, before ranking the best eating cities in the U.S. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Marylee Santoro Producers: Sasha Ashall, Aleya Zenieris, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/23·1h 36m

Predicting Trends in the Cultural Stock Market

As Dave and Chris begin by predicting which U.S. cities will house the next generation of restaurants, they engage in a game of buying or selling pieces of culture. Other topics include an hour-long argument with Ivan Orkin over $50,000 meals, Dave’s betrayal at the hands of tinned fish, and the endless headache of restaurant plumbing. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/23·1h 23m

Food Is Art. So Why Do People Treat It Differently?

Dave and Chris dive into the rich and complex topic of food as art and chefs as artists. As they continue their speculation about how the restaurant industry will change to meet this moment, they ask the question of why food experiences are treated differently from other forms of art. It wouldn’t be crazy to spend $60,000 on a painting, so why isn’t there a food experience at that price point and why are people stubbornly against it? Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall, Aleya Zenieris, and Gabi Marler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/23·1h 37m

Dave Chang Goes to Costco and Unraveling the Truffle Conundrum

Dave and Chris buckle in for an odyssey across southern California, from the potentially drug-addled haze of Joshua Tree to the deal-induced fervor of Costco. Other topics of conversation include Domino's Pizza, food health and safety standards, the opening of Torrisi in New York City, and whether it’s okay to like tikka masala. Then, they discuss the differences between commercial truffle products and the real thing and how truffle has become more of a status symbol than a delicious thing to eat. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall and Aleya Zenieris Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/23·1h 49m

Dave Chang's New Year's Resolutions

Dave Chang shares his New Year's resolutions for the upcoming year, then Dave and Chris swap stories about their holiday celebrations. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall and Noelle Cornelio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/23·1h

Savoring the Old, But Craving the New | My Opinion Is Fact

In Part 2 of our epic year-end MOIF, Dave, Chris, and Noelle reveal, at long last, their favorite meals of 2022—and then attempt to understand how diners and critics might reshape the conversation around the most celebrated restaurants in the world. Also: where Dave ate the most this year, the Keens-MSG combo, a Korean quadrinity, Noelle's Philadelphia picks, Cantonese pork belly, New York sushi, European BBQ, spooning with Dave, and the gang's New Year's resolutions. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/22·53m 40s

A Year-End Visit from Restaurant Nostradamus | My Opinion Is Fact

In Part 1 of a holiday-straddling year-end double episode, Dave, Chris, and Noelle review a few cultural and personal high points of our latest spin around the sun—and then leap ahead to read the tea leaves on the culinary trends of 2023. Tune in next week for their favorite meals of the year, but first, in Part 1: ugly Ewok sweaters, holiday canapés, killing your palate to make it stronger, the incredible length of 2022, Dave's top song on Spotify, predicting Noelle's response to Avatar 2, springing for the plunge pool, the filet mignon of TV shows, a walkalator PSA, and a dorayaki augury. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/22·50m 46s

A Very Dave Chang Christmas | My Opinion Is Fact

Fill up your eggnog cup and start peeling those roasted chestnuts, because it’s time for a guide to Christmas, the Dave Chang way: what to eat, what to avoid, and how to maneuver your way around hungry guests, restless kids, and the inner desire to spend several days prepping a duck. Assembled around the auditory Yule log: Rutger Hauer, hummus forecasting, Faviken tobacco, alternative GORP recipes, Inka Corn, how Keith Ying eats dumplings, Christmas cookies vs. gingerbread houses, huaraches that got away, pro-Scrooge attitudes, Dave’s matzo ball soup, what Hugo wants for Christmas, mall Santas, advent calendars, and the worst holiday job to have in a restaurant kitchen. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/22·57m 40s

Deal-Hunting at Disneyland, and Deliciousness in the Age of AI

According to OpenAI’s ChatGPT program: “In this episode of the ‘Dave Chang Show,’ Dave and Chris recount their recent trip to Disneyland and share their experiences navigating the park while trying to eat turkey legs without making a mess. They also discuss the potential for AI to revolutionize the way we think about food and the culinary industry, and touch on the classic film ‘Demolition Man’ and its predictions for the future of dining. Finally, Dave and Chris talk about recent breakthroughs in fusion energy and the potential for this technology to change the world. Tune in for a fun and informative conversation with Dave and Chris.” Not bad, robot friend! Thank you so much. Please don’t hurt us. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/22·1h 1m

Prime Rib, Pop Stars, and Dave Chang’s Holiday Hotline | My Opinion Is Fact

Wedged between a week of on-set cooking and the next wave of holiday meals, Dave, Chris, and Noelle reflect on reindeer snacks, chuck-roast frontiers, and the large-format meals for which the season provides a reason. Plus: Croatia vs. Brazil, geopolitical penalty kicks, Andrew Luck, Olivia Rodrigo, armchair therapist Chris Ying, home cooking vs. pro cooking, shioyaki fish, Yorkshire pudding, hot pot vs. fondue, anti-elf sentiment, dealing with a Christmas tree in NYC, FaceTiming Santa, the Feast of the Seven Fishes vs. Bò bảy món, abalone sauce, and another Chinese-restaurant-menu debate. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producers: Sasha Ashall and Jordan Bass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/22·1h 3m

The Glory of Complicated, Simple, Crazy, Beautiful, Stupid Art (and Life), With Jerry Saltz

Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic, beloved 'Dave Chang Show' guest, and 'Art Is Life' author Jerry Saltz returns to the show to survey the state of art and food in 2022, and to 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 and Jordan Bass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/22·1h 32m

Air-Fryer Experiments and Pasta Dark Arts

With the holiday-cooking hurricane behind them—for now!—Dave and Chris take stock of how they weathered the storm. Appraised in the post-mortem: Dave’s pie-making grade, how to make a turkey drink water, quadruple-decker puff pastry, bear-fat apple pie, the Josh Skenes potluck shock wave, 'Scarface'-ing the kitchen, forgetting your homemade feuilletine, guest list–cut day, Shandong chicken, Norman Rockwell meets Mama Chang, pancake revelations, and the excruciating beauty of brutal food honesty. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall and Jordan Bass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/22·56m 34s

'Noma 2.0': No Compromises, With René Redzepi

Dave and Chris welcome back their old friend René Redzepi, chef at the ever-adventurous and likely epoch-defining Noma, to catch up after three years apart and discuss the just-released 'Noma 2.0: Vegetable, Forest, Ocean.' Plus: the limitations of success, the fermentation pigeonhole, fear in Europe, what happens when your restaurant’s energy costs go up 700 percent, a rink on the brink, the book you want vs. the book they want, Redzepi’s first restaurant job, an epiphanic pineapple, cooking with a true Viking, musk ox tartare, the candelabra era, George Orwell’s dishwasher days, moss sushi, harvesting wild kiwis, Noma goes to Kyoto, and René and Dave make a few predictions about the cutting-edge restaurants to come. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: René Redzepi Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Aleya Zenieris Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/22·1h 5m

The Dave Chang Thanksgiving Kickoff Show

While other podcasts take a holiday, Dave Chang delivers a last-minute motivational episode covering everything the home cook needs to remember in the hours ahead—and then recruits Chris for the return of a classic 'Dave Chang Show' debate: how to navigate the extensive temptations of an L.A -area Chinese-restaurant menu. Plus: the state of the supermarkets, putting on the eye paint, teaching your children to swear, potluck dream teams, asking your guests to bring the turkey, buying the worst possible pumpkin pie, chasing your main course to the other side of fear, the Rambo mindset, Potemkin menus, top-tier Peking duck, skipping the abalone section, a solo order of fried bones, and a crispy-noodle secret. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Mike Wargon, Jordan Bass, and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/22·1h 5m

The Dave Chang Thanksgiving Playbook, Part 2 | My Opinion Is Fact

With the holiday just days away, Dave takes stock of his culinary game plan, and of the potential perils that still lie ahead—and then jumps into a gravy-soaked MOIF with Noelle and Chris. Included in the table-buckling spread: the full Dave Chang Thanksgiving Menu lineup, emptying the fridge by any means necessary, the six essential starches, za’atar-dusted kabocha with labneh, breaking down squash with a band saw, 'Dances With Wolves,' how Dave makes gravy, beurre noisette, the Big Aristotle, and taking a stand against appetizers. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/22·49m 39s

The Strangeness of Memory and the Weird Ecstasy of Youth

Dave and Chris sit down with author and critic Hua Hsu to talk through his new book, 'Stay True'—a searing memoir of friendship disrupted by sudden tragedy, and (for Dave) an almost unsettlingly relatable portrait of 1990s life. Also: vocal aromas, circular breathing, feeling like the stuff you like is better than everything else, defining yourself through arcana, going on the internet for the first time, Berry Gordy’s 'The Last Dragon,' East Coast Asian friction, distributed Chinatowns, raw marinated crab, teaching at a factory for hip young people, being really into quinoa, Dave Chang at 18, the doomsday outlook, Stephen Malkmus and George Clinton, EQ love languages, 'Gilmore Girls,' Gavin Rossdale, Y2K fears, and listening to the 'Pulp Fiction' soundtrack from beginning to end. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Hua Hsu Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/22·1h 19m

The Dave Chang Thanksgiving Playbook | My Opinion Is Fact

At T-minus ten days, Dave breaks down a few of his favorite Thanksgiving strategies—from turkey prep, to fridge logistics, to the exciting but unfairly neglected world of bonus proteins. With hard lessons drawn from both home kitchens and high-end ones, this is one to listen to as you build out your own battle plan—or as you sit back and feel thankful that you're going out to eat this year instead. Plus: Gus Chang's daily routine, sumo-wrestler stew, Dave's lost Budweiser commercial, styrofoam plates, spicy gravy, the spatchcock moment, basting vs. brining, honey-baked ham, expanding the turducken paradigm, and a Thanksgiving trend-forecast lightning round. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall and Jordan Bass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/22·1h 2m

Billion-Dollar Dreams and Jedi Kitchen Interventions | #AskDave After Dark

With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, the latest delirious #AskDave turns toward a bevy of holiday-navigation questions—while also considering Squid Game (Chris Ying Edition), the on-set artist-trailer lifestyle, a stuffing recipe to unite America, fish sauce and palm sugar, picture-book protagonist permanence, Michael Keaton, getting blocked on the Powerball app, the C+ scholarship, choosing between remodeling your kitchen and burning your house down, the Wittgenstein gambit, Thanksgiving in Australia, Japanese KFC, the Prime Directive vs. the Dulles Doctrine, and a 'Dave Chang Show' spice-drawer challenge. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall and Jordan Bass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/22·57m 57s

Cooking Without a Net

In our second State of the Studio episode, Dave and Chris sit down with their MDM partner Dave “DOC” O’Connor to size up food TV from both sides of the screen—what it’s like to make it, and what’s missing by the time someone tunes in to watch it. Then, before a lightning-round of Ask Dave (but double-the-Dave), they break down the new kind of programming Dave C. wants to bring to the medium. Plus, stay tuned for: Taxicab Confessions, pitching YouTube with Tony Bourdain, HBO nondisclosure agreements, going to Durham to sit with Coach K, dropping your hairnet into the soup, making a cooking show for someone from the 1600s, auto-tune cooking, learning through failing, BeReal planning, landing in the poseur pile, rating the Spotify office building, a Ralph Wiggum moment, and Dave’s pastry quest. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Dave O’Connor Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Aleya Zenieris Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/22·1h 7m

From Chopped Cheese to Chengdu, With Ghetto Gastro

The quartet behind 'Black Power Kitchen', the first book from Ghetto Gastro, sit down in the studio with Dave and Chris to discuss the long road from the Bronx, and the power of breaking bread. Also: Dave’s lost cookbook collection, Clive Cussler, Thomas Kinkade, comic-con for food nerds, the pan-African pantry, takoyaki and conch fritters, chili-lime liberation, Chino-Latino cuisine, the corn pancakes at Rosetta, St. Lucia saltfish, Jamaican curry, and Hailey Bieber sea-moss smoothies. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao, Lester Walker, and Osayi Endolyn Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Aleya Zenieris Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/22·1h 8m

Dave Chang Predicts the Future (of Restaurants)

He’s been right (and wrong!) many times before, and now Dave’s stepping up to the crystal ball once again. What sort of strategies, service styles, and so-stupid-they’re-smart concepts will restaurants reinvent themselves around in the years to come? Tune in for the blizzard of predictions, and consider stealing an idea or two to make the prophecy come true. Discussed along the way: invite-only restaurants, the end of food photography, Dave’s Korean-BBQ buffet, the point-forward model, convergent evolution, the sushi-bro scourge, eating good food while you’re watching Tiesto, Charlie Chaplin, the dinner at the beginning of 'Goodfellas,' the 'Memento' approach to dating, the zhug moment, beef wellington, Oriental Garden, and throwing down the live-cooking gauntlet. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producers: Sasha Ashall, Jordan Bass, and Aleya Zenieris Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/22·53m 3s

The Power of Being Unreasonable

Dave calls up Will Guidara, the front-of-house half of the partnership that took Eleven Madison Park to the top of the hospitality stratosphere, to talk about Will’s new book (‘Unreasonable Hospitality’), how he reshaped EMP, and what the next generation of cutting-edge restaurants might look like. Also: coffee that tastes like soup, instant-ramen ratios, oomori servings, the fruit-medley gambit, macaroni ephemerality, waiting for grunge in the disco age, Jasper Johns, Danny Meyer, Bill Belichick, going hard in the paint, the Dreamweaver, rolling out the Budweiser cart, exceeding your mentors, Sean Brock, a croissant parable, and changing before you have to change. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Will Guidara Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/22·1h 5m

When Fear of the Unknown Meets the Need to Change Your Life

With the do-or-die plans for MDM’s next phase finally in motion, Dave, Chris, and Noelle sit down for a soul-baring state of the union. They discuss how Dave thinks about big swings in the face of existential risks, in restaurants, and everywhere else. Also: the coming XLB strain, Dave building his ark, restaurant problem-solving vs. real-life problem-solving, Rob Dyrdek, the one-basket strategy, “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” what gives restaurants a pulse, enjoying the moment when you have a deprivation mentality, throwing your phone in the trash can, billionaire indicators, and the crucial importance of an uncompromising vibe. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Cory McConnell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/22·55m 59s

SteakTok, Tasting Menus, and the Next DC Show Challenge

Venturing behind the scenes of the best kitchens of the world and Dave’s own decidedly uneven TikTok feed, Dave and Chris map out the best ways to navigate over-the-top marathon dinners, social media pseudo-experts, and several other perils of modern life—and then debate how and when the Wheel of Constraint might rear its spinning head again. Plus: Nobu water, temperance menus, surviving the French Laundry wine pairing, Kool Moe Dee, brutally hard canapé stations, bailing after the bread course, moonlighting in WWE, steak-prep superstitions, going to war with Gordon Ramsay, caveman artists, Max Verstappen, yam-shaming, onigiri stuffing, and imagining a world history fantasy league. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass, Cory McConnell, and Aleya Zenieris Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/22·56m 20s

How Chefs Eat

Midway through their eating careers, how do Dave and his fellow food obsessives appraise the dishes they first loved, and how do they find new ones to rank as great? Dave lays out what he looks for now, then he and Chris compare notes on the do’s and don’ts of shopping at Asian grocery stores. Also: recording in the pillow room, Dave’s football career, foie gras dreams, the lost art of sauces, a perfect pluot, Nantua crayfish, Grace’s favorite K-town market, navigating the five chives, 99 Ranch, Chinese burritos, evaporating furniture, Ikea food, nutmeg theft, the Dave Chang Millennium Prize, overnight oats, and shopping like you’re in the 1800s. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/22·56m 32s

Becoming a Tourist in Your Own City | My Opinion Is Fact

Looking at a hopefully post-pandemic New York from all different angles—the vibe-drenched streets of Dimes Square, a festival stage in Chelsea, Jean-Georges’s lastest masterwork in the South Street Seaport, and the moments after a could-have-been-worse car crash on the West Side Highway—Dave’s offering up some predictions of what’s next for his hometown. Then, to round things out, Chris and Noelle tag in for a whirlwind MOIF, covering such timeless topics as driving snacks, post-apocalyptic In-N-Outs, National Yorkshire Pudding Day, Dutch babies, and the beauty of Kidz Bop K-pop. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/22·53m 36s

Extremely Spicy Noodles and the Raw Crab Frontier | #AskDave

Dave and Chris are breaking in the new MDM office with an on-the-fly #AskDave, covering all the topics other shows are afraid to talk about: fear in Home Depot, MacGyver-ing your own podcast studio, treating scimitar wounds, NASA-approved hot sauces, the problem with tater tots, bachelor pad grocery budgets, Transitions lenses, burping your kimchi jars, psilocybin butter sauce, and Dave’s favorite vegetable. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/22·57m 19s

You Catch It, I’ll Cook It

Chasing the thrill of a DIY meal from Nairobi to Japan to Alhambra, Dave and Chris ponder hot-pot economics and then call up 'Chefs vs. Wild' host Kiran Jethwa for a closer look at what its contestants were up against—and at where it might go next. Also encountered along the way: unapologetically Asian farmers markets, jalapeño cream cheese rolls, cooking a whole ostrich, watching George Clinton at the Hartford jai alai center, WC dad fails, cabbage arbitrage, not getting trampled by an elephant, the survival bubble, a big pile of delicious matsutake mushrooms, cooking over fire, diving the fjords, barbecued goat, Kenyan chapatis, and the best place to go out to eat with your kids in L.A. 'Chefs vs. Wild' is out now on Hulu. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Kiran Jethwa Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/22·58m 42s

Pizza in the Morning, Pizza at Night | My Opinion Is Fact

With another new MDM show out on Hulu, Pizzana chef and 'Best in Dough' judge Daniele Uditi weighs in on great pizza, bizarro pizza, and pizza that should probably be called something else entirely. Then Dave, Chris, and Noelle dive into their own 'Best in Dough'-inspired pizza reveries. Plus, working in kitchens vs. working in TV, Manhattan cyclist Dave Chang, breakfast pizza, matzoh pizza, the wellspring of pizza authority, when a game becomes your life, dipping some bread in the Sunday gravy, the Neapolitan formula, sushi on pizza, baked-bean pizza, Daniele’s inner Super Mario, why fermented dough is like a 5-year-old child, Anthony Mangieri, NYC water, and the Proustian pizza Dave still dreams of. 'Best in Dough' is out now on Hulu. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Daniele Uditi and Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/22·59m 24s

Desperation and Deliciousness on 'Chefs vs. Wild'

In celebration of Majordomo Media’s newest Hulu show, 'Chefs vs. Wild,' Dave, Chris, and Noelle appraise their own chances of making it through a multi-day, survivalist-foraging gauntlet in the remote Canadian wilderness—and Chris calls up contestant Viet Pham to hear how intense the adventure really was. Also: 'Survivorman,' 'Naked and Afraid,' imagining what would happen if the people on 'Alone' could cook, Dave volunteering as tribute, bringing out Perkins’s tent for Season 2, hermit Chris, camping vs. glamping, building your own wizard staff, cinnamon rolls on a stick, the whole-ham gambit, foraging in Central Park, Nicolai Nørregaard, the 'Rambo IV' workout, getting tantalized by matsutakes, elk broth tea, the rotisserie-chicken sleeping method, and the very best oyster you’ve ever had in your life. The first four episodes of 'Chefs vs. Wild' are out now on Hulu. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Viet Pham and Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/22·1h 9m

The Rings of Power and a Perfect Sandwich | My Opinion Is Fact

Inspired by the last episode, Dave went fishing—and returned with stories of crushing defeat on the high seas and exhilarating victory at the hotel restaurant. Plus: a toast to Chris Bianco, angering the Mayan gods, a little lobster shack near Punta Allen, searching for John Borda, thermo-irreversible gels, confidence cooking, Mr. Beast Burger, skiing the quadruple black diamond, watching elves on your iPad, explaining Númenor on a boat, potato salad sandwiches, befriending paleontologists, Son Heung-min, watching the Great British Bake-off on the treadmill, and the long-awaited return of Isaac Lee. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Isaac Lee Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/22·1h 1m

What It Takes to Find Great Fish | My Opinion Is Fact

Determined to eat more seafood but dismayed by what he sees on the shelf, Dave surveys the state of the seascape for the American home cook, and offers a few of his rules for steering clear of the second-rate stuff. Also: restaurant fish vs. supermarket fish, breaking out the yanagi, the deliciousness of fish skin, shellfish protocol, spicy tuna rolls, dining-room aquariums, swordfish au poivre, 'A Fish Called Wanda,' my friend pompano, Bordier butter, citrus partisanship, serving anchovies to guests, and Noelle weighs in on Wetzel’s. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/22·54m 20s

Expiration Dates, Sandwich Risks, and Ice and Fire Eating | #AskDave

In a rare before-sunset Q&A, Dave fields a new volley of listener questions—and returns fire with takes on mori soba, typhoon summers, masochistic salarymen, the permafat tonkotsu layer, kimchi fridges, Idaho shrimp, Pharrell Williams, a Chris Ying dancing meme, baked ziti, Korean-mom rumor networks, blanching beef, lemur puffs, egg rafts, gelatin wizardry, deploying the giant ice ball at the hot pot spot, bringing your air fryer to McDonald’s, craft-service sandwiches, and a lunch-mystery Matlock moment. Plus, listen to the end for the table-turning debut of #DaveAsks, in which our host has a few questions of his own. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/22·53m 8s

The Next Wave of Korean Cuisine

With summer over and school in session, it’s officially a new year for restaurants—and Dave has a few soon-to-open places on his must-visit list, and a few predictions to make about where things might go next. Plus: Hugo escape tactics, pre-K John Bonham, fake Momofuku menus, the no-PR approach, making bad situations happen, befriending your nemesis, the return of Superiority Burger and Torrisi Italian Specialties, Kwame Onwuachi, Mariscos Jalisco, the rise of hwe, grocery-store kimbap, crossing the soondae threshold, the stew restaurant Dave dreams of, a kung pao pastrami pipeline, the CIA, Josh Giddey, the other CIA, and the beauty of restaurants that own their own real estate. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/22·1h 7m

Introducing Kids (and Ourselves) to New Foods and New Flavors | Clean Plate Club

With a passel of hungry, up-and-coming eaters to please, Dave and Chris face a big question every day: Can their cooking help their kids embrace new tastes and new combinations? (And: Is it too late to expand their own deeply seasoned palates, too?) They call up “disgust studies” expert Dr. Paul Rozin to learn more, and offer up an array of their own takes on flying with kids, the A-Team, condensed Hanukkah, the milkshake cow, Dave’s older brother, sea cucumber fried rice, imagining the next uni, getting rejected from the intergalactic senate, ikura as forbidden fruit, Gus going against eggs, and the exalted, trip-off-the-tongue omega-3 that is docosahexaenoic acid. With the help of our friends at buybuy BABY, this is Round 3 of ‘Clean Plate Club.’ Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Dr. Paul Rozin Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass, Noelle Cornelio, and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/22·1h 8m

Mall Food, the Chef Who Changed the Game, and Getting Better As You Get Older

A week by the seaside has Dave finding inspiration at both Wetzel’s Pretzels and Nobu Malibu, and thinking about all the shapes the second half of a creative career can take. He catches Chris up on his misadventures, and contemplates Robuchon potatoes, the Santa Monica promenade, hot dogs on tasting menus, spirulina boosts, stroller dogs, vampire rules, knockoff mercenaries, fried rock shrimp, what some restaurants can get away with, the Nobu Goodbye, Peruvian sushi, storing your knife rolls, LCD Soundsystem, and attempting the impossible. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/22·56m 30s

Brigades, 'The Bear', and How Kitchens Work

With a couple more 'Bear' episodes under his belt, Dave dives into a breakneck elucidation of one of the show’s dramatic engines—the classical Escoffier kitchen brigade system, and the huge role it still plays in top-tier restaurants today. Analyzed along the way: Frank Ceruti, the two types of CDC, piano ranges, coal runners, sabotaging Chris at the poissonnier station, fish fumet, meat-roast squires, simplifying your playbook, telepathic collaboration, kitchen design remorse, cooking with a miracle maker, food dying at the pass, Jürgen Klopp, gambling with ducks, the first-turn bomb, and making food so good that no one’s talking in the dining room. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/22·1h

Eating at the End of an Era, and Where Restaurants Will Go Next

Culture moves in cycles, and so too do the ways we eat—which has Dave looking for early warning signs of what’s around the corner. He fills us in on what he’s hearing from peers, what the arc of modern plating presages about the turns to come, and a whole lot more, including: pizza-shop paninis, top-tier bodegas, trompe-l’oeil grill marks, New York in the mid-'90s, analog cooking, the Nirvana–Nickelback cycle, what Fergus Henderson likes to drink, Russian service, sorrel salmon, vertical food, spoon drags, Ernesto’s ham and chips, a quenelle chronology, square duck breast, Joey Fatone, and the impact of the vanishing middle. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/22·55m 8s

What 'The Bear' Gets Right About the Time Warps Within Restaurants

Fresh off finally watching the first episode of 'The Bear,' Dave breaks down what the show reveals about the surreal ways time can move inside an ambitious kitchen. Plus: a nail-biting moment at Fresh Brothers Pizza, the Golden Idol, Julian Jaynes, Delta-lounge buffet medleys, steak-for-two-for-one, seven-minute family meal, night porters, Hainanese chicken rice, the beauty of Greek pizza, the eureka-moment dish-creating golden hour, and an inspiring night at L.A.’s boundary-breaking Yangban Society. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/22·1h 8m

Seafood Shacks, Magical Food Temperatures, and Going Down the Coffee Rabbit Hole

A Cometeer-fueled trip to the Codfish State has Dave buzzing with new discoveries about how to make familiar things just a little bit better—and how to make the modern-day airport experience a good bit worse. Also covered: what to eat near Gloucester, Joe Versus the Volcano, Spider-Tracers, a shout-out to Claud, Tristar strawberries, Jimmy Nardellos, gourmet Cold Stone, Dave becoming a coffee taster, making miso in Kyoto, three-buck Chardonnay, Wrigley’s gum, haddock bites, sublime Rhode Island chowder, and Dave Chang’s seafood shack commandments. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/22·1h 5m

Cheese Foam, Carb Combos, and a Perfect Restaurant Moment | #AskDave After Dark

Altered-state Dave and Chris embark on another late-night Q&A, covering the sublime, the agonizing, and everything in between—including Aaron Rodgers’s offseason activities. Also, Dave’s thoughts on the Road House remake, Conor McGregor taking up acting, the boba flavor Blade Runner test (and Dave’s current order), extra dense oat milk, near-future gorgonzola, irrational food aversions, imperial deer tendon, Dave’s senior thesis, a Momofuku Christmas dinner, five-hour tea ceremonies, drinking Guinness in Kyoto, Shake 'N Bake chicken, culinary chimeras, table crumbers, and being present for each tortilla chip. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/22·59m 43s

Sneaking in Nutrition When You’re Cooking for Kids | Clean Plate Club

Every parent dreams of giving their kids a perfect mix of the delicious and the nutritious—but once those kids begin to get other ideas about what they’d like to eat, the most important ingredient might be a little misdirection. With the help of our friends at buybuy BABY, Dave and Chris present our second Clean Plate Club summit on the highs and lows of surreptitious nutrition. Plus: parent theory vs. parent reality, bento box success rates, Dave’s case for chocolate milk, pre-K peer pressure, emergency SPAM, dolsot bibimbap, taking Hugo to McDonald’s, tantric parenting, and Chris’s highly effective sneaky meatball method. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass, Noelle Cornelio, and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/22·56m 19s

Dave’s Birthday, Over-Ordering, and a Definitive Diet-Beverage Ranking | My Opinion Is Fact

There’s no better way to celebrate Dave Chang’s forty-fifth trip around the sun than an end-of-summer MOIF, featuring such hot-button topics as: Mike Birbiglia, a flawless visit to Providence, mid-meal malingering, touching the stew, Dion Waiters, dish traffic control, the In-N-Out-order phantom zone, shrimp heads, seasonal restaurants, Midwest supper clubs, fear of teenagers, and the farmers’ market hummus guy Hydra. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/22·58m 5s

Into the Order-Ticket Matrix

Before Neo learned to read the green rain of code that made up the Matrix, before even Sherlock Holmes devised a way to describe a man based on a glance at a forgotten walking stick, restaurant kitchen staff were doing pretty much the same thing every time a new order ticket came into their kitchens. Dave, Chris, and Noelle dig into what can be gleaned from those black-and-white lines listing entrées and appetizers and share a few stories about how it's gone right and wrong for them, before Dave lays out a guide for diners who want to do better, and pulls back the curtain on the rare jewel that is the Money Piece.Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Chelsea Stark-Jones Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/22·59m 12s

Dave's Ramen Origin Story, Chewing Our Way Through Language Barriers, and Tips for Seeking Out the Delicious

Food may be a universal language, but how much gets lost in translation when you're eating in a place where you're not a native speaker? Dave shares a few of his recent linguistic travails, and compares notes with Noelle and Chris, before revisiting the rural Osaka ramen-shop moment that very likely changed his life. Also: Dave as the Park's BBQ shepherd, locals-only restaurants, a return to Duck House, Chris in Las Vegas, inauspicious fork drops, velveting the shrimp, doing whatever it takes to win over the waiter, OG smørrebrød, Golden Century, Hop Woo's trilingual menu, and Dave's tips for avoiding the tourist tax. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Mike Wargon Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/22·1h 9m

Cooking Tips, French Fry Rankings, and Restaurants That Celebrate the Absurd

On a bounteous, bento box-style multi-segment episode, Dave delves into a few recent home-cooking successes before turning to a whirlwind assessment of the fast-food french fry landscape (23:00) and finishing off with a few ways forward for restaurants in our image-saturated age (41:45). Also discussed: cultural chewiness preferences, Dave's favorite protein, family-friendly jangjorim, mapo tofu, 'Top Gun', 'The Birth of Tragedy', Jean-Georges's steakhouse, the next dining hotbeds, and making food that people will wait in the rain for. Host: Dave Chang Producers: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/08/22·1h 9m

52 Dishes

On an episode for the ages, Dave Chang takes us through a full deck of unforgettable dishes—the ones he never stops thinking about. He covers 50-plus brushes with culinary perfection, from childhood up through trips to Tokyo and Texas and Sao Paulo and Mumbai. It's a core-memory highlight reel like no other, the benchmarks Dave uses to measure everything else, never assembled in one place beyond his brain—until now. Host: Dave Chang Producers: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/22·1h 25m

Dave’s Home Alone, How Food Follows Fashion, and a Reality-Altering Moment at Noma Tokyo

Did one ramen chef’s last-minute decision to photograph the very first service at Noma Tokyo's pop-up … irreversibly change the course the restaurant world has been on ever since? To investigate, Dave sends roving correspondent Chris Ying to talk to Ivan Orkin himself about the day in question—and then hunts for parallels in the far reaches of high fashion. Also: the state of Dave’s fridge, solo eating at home, Shakey’s PIzza, pickled jalapeños, pork chop prep, Margaret Zhang, Art Culinaire, setting up a tripod in the dining room, Moleskine sketches, the Ko black hole, and the diner-photographer Uncertainty Principle. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Ivan Orkin Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/07/22·1h 4m

The Most Memorable Meals Dave Has Ever Had, the Power of Not Knowing, and the Lure of the List

How the heck are we supposed to figure out where to eat in 2022 anyway? On the heels of an unforeseen but absurdly good Peking duck dinner, Dave and Chris consider the ever-expanding restaurant-recommendation complex, and the risks and rewards of going off the grid. Plus: mummy innards, not watching the trailer, crispy shrimp, the penicillin principle, Ben Wallace, eating turbot at Elkano, an L.A. restaurant trinity, Dave in Japan, Kappabashi yakitori, Oriental Garden, on-set lunch, overlooking the good-to-great, and the culinary version of Jimi Hendrix. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/22·1h 3m

Astrophysics, What’s Good, and a Double-Take-Worthy Dispatch from Atlanta

After spending the first half of the show grappling with the existential questions, from the prehistory of the known universe to the future of going out to eat, Dave and Chris collect some on-the-ground intel from two longtime experts on life in the ATL: Stephen Satterfield and, of course, Steven Satterfield. Also covered: Gaten Matarazzo, Ina Garten, physicist sellouts, infinite Big Bangs, Fishman Lobster Clubhouse, good meals at bad restaurants, Noma Tokyo, Copenhagen Chinese food, fried mozzarella and caviar, fast-forwarding through the scary parts, and Chris moving to LA. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Stephen Satterfield and Steven Satterfield Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/07/22·1h 6m

Are We In or Out on In-N-Out?

In-N-Out Burger has had an almost unparalleled run as one of the most beloved operations in the western U.S., but there’s still one holdout rolling doubtfully past the drive-thru. His name is Dave Chang. Dave, Chris, and Noelle break down what In-N-Out does so well, and why he can’t just let love in. Also discussed: all-out waffles, North Korean noodles, Dave’s Park’s BBQ order, Southern California mumbo-jumbo, small-town athleticism, jalapeño poppers, the perfect iceberg lettuce, eating a hamburger at 10:30 a.m., Noelle’s In-N-Out instructions, data-driven drive-thrus, faith-based French fry preferences, the world’s tiniest toaster oven, orbital ordering systems, the In-N-Out Art of War, and the best thing to eat in your car. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/22·1h 9m

Chris Bianco Interview Decoded

In a brief respite between his travels, Dave Chang teaches you everything you need to know about making dashi at home, then decodes his interview with Chris Bianco. He explains the classic-to-modern chef spectrum, the significance of legendary chefs Roberto Donna, Jean-Louis Palladin, and David Tanis, Bianco's gumption in the face of titans of industry, the lifecycle of perfecting a new dish, and how failure is a crucial part of the creative process. Host: Dave Chang Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Chris Ying, Jordan Bass, and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/22·54m 28s

You Learn Things When You Burn Things

With a new restaurant open in L.A. and 30 years of gorgeous pizzas bearing his name in Phoenix, AZ, Chris Bianco has a lot of stories to tell. He returns to the pod to talk with Dave about building the most beautiful tower you’ve ever seen, bringing the sequel without the prequel, getting paid a barrel of beer on the Lower East Side, arming yourself with science, salads telling you what they want to be, Jean-Louis Palladin, a huge box of loquats, cutting bread toward your heart, what he imports from Italy vs. what he finds just beyond his doorstep, Deborah Madison, desperation melons, and a pizza inspired by Ligurian focaccia, New York bialys, and Southern Arizona pistachios. Host: David Chang Guest: Chris Bianco Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/22·1h 9m

Dave Chang Goes to Italy

With his trip to Italy in the rearview, Dave takes to the mic to break down the surprising highs and occasional luggage-related lows of a week or so overseas, as well as: hotel-room tipping, Italian airport food, looking at the countryside from a train, bringing salumi on the flight back, Friulian wine, simple trattorias in the middle of nowhere, Negroni spritzes, not taking photos, Vecchia Roma, carciofi fritti, Gambero Rosso, eating oxtail and antipasti at Cesare al Casaletto, wedding vongole, Safi Bahcall, sizing up the Sistine Chapel, gelato vs. ice cream, and a pizza-pocket meal at a Roman mall McDonald’s. Host: Dave Chang Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/22·1h 2m

What It Takes to Make Great Pasta With Evan Funke

Six months in, Evan Funke’s Mother Wolf is one of the hottest tables in Hollywood—but getting there took 15 years of obsession with the practice of pasta, where lessons are learned one tortelloni at a time. Evan and Dave discuss the long climb to the mountaintop, plus: George Carlin, Thomas Bernhard, staying true to your vision, Hosteria Giusti, L.A. glamour, eating pasta for analytical purposes, what a Caprese salad tastes like on Capri, a priori deliciousness, Jimi Hendrix, tagliatelle mouthfeel, using failure as your North Star, the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, and where Evan wants Dave to eat in Rome. Host: Dave Chang Guest: Evan Funke Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Chris Ying, Jordan Bass, and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/22·1h 8m

Picky Eaters, the Baby-Product Universe, and Dave Chang Kids’ Meal Tips | Clean Plate Club

What do you do when your kid only wants plain rice—or worse, rice with American cheese? With the help of our friends at buybuy BABY, Dave and Chris kick off 'Clean Plate Club,' our new series on cooking for kids, with a conversation about the toughest diner out there: the picky eater. Also: going from dad of one to dad of two, unreliable advice, first-year fears, steel-wool slinkies, chicken nuggets and pesto macaroni, naturally occurring dinosaurs, the pain points of parenting, the pure joy of Gus, and what happens when a grain of rice touches the sauce. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/22·1h 4m

Turning Creativity into Culture With John Jay

After spending 20 years crafting campaigns for the likes of Nike, John Jay jumped into a new role as President of Global Creative for Uniqlo—and there’s a lot more he wants to do yet. Dave calls up John to talk about finding inspiration in unexpected places, DJing at Space Lab Yellow, learning from Juan Mari Arzak, the glory years of Bloomingdale’s, an invitation from Ralph Lauren, invisible improvements, Mark Parker, skaters as food scouts, Ja Morant, Tadashi Yanai, omotenashi, pairing instant ramen with fresh abalone, and the problem with being obsessed with success. Host: Dave Chang Guest: John Jay Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/22·1h 2m

Why Travel Anywhere? | My Opinion Is Fact

With a trip to Italy on the horizon, Dave’s wondering what it is we’re looking for when we fly halfway around the world—and Noelle and Chris are here to help him find some answers. Also on the itinerary: Clark Griswold, the lunacy of restaurant week, meeting at the painting next to the clock under the bridge, Noelle à Bordeaux, dodging the guided-tour junket, the Balthazar equation, traveling vs. sightseeing, the power of not knowing anything, backfilling the minibar, and Dave’s baggage strategy. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/22·1h 3m

Plunging Into Pizza With Wylie Dufresne

Wylie Dufresne blazed a relentlessly creative trail for a generation of adventurous restaurants—and more recently, he’s been making pizza. It was only a matter of time before he returned to the show to tell Dave and Chris what he’s learned, and why there might be hope for the homemade-pizza practitioner after all. Also: taking salads off the menu, post-grunge food, Wylie’s slice order, holding pizza like a teacup, folding a hamburger in half, reverse-engineering TJ’s cacio e pepe, Chris’s pizza-shop pitch, and a glimpse of Wylie’s red-sauce formula. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Wylie Dufresne Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/22·1h 2m

Living an Earned Life With Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith works as an executive coach with some of the most successful people alive—and finds they’ve often mastered everything except how to be happy. He returns to the show to talk with Dave and Chris about his new book, 'The Earned Life,' and what it tells us about how to be grateful, achieving everything and being miserable, fulfillment vs. regret, an infinite set of previous Daves, not stereotyping yourself, learning to be happy for one second, American pragmatism, and what to order when the fish is bad and the steak is worse. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Marshall Goldsmith Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/22·1h 2m

SF and NY Eating, Coconut Coffee, and a Few of Dave’s Favorite Recipes | My Opinion Is Fact

After a vintage ‘Dave Chang Show’ solo intro and a bicoastal dining update, Dave ushers in Chris and Noelle for a rapid-fire run through the rest of the Required Eating checklist—featuring thoughts on Chinese herbal digestifs, premium nighttime cereal, restaurant economics, scallion hyperinflation, Noelle’s calamari marketwatch, ordering three-quarters of a sandwich, 108-hour beet preparations, Noelle’s mom’s kare kare, inadequate vampire camouflage, and the ever-spreading scourge of Potemkin Biscoff. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/22·1h 1m

House Spice, How to Cook Crawfish, and Forging a New Cuisine With Kwame Onwuachi and Joshua David Stein

Chris and Dave call up the pair behind the best-selling 'Notes from a Young Black Chef' to discuss their brand new cookbook 'My America,' and what it reveals about how we’ll all be eating in the years to come. Also: Playing to your strengths, giving birth to a word baby, cross-country recipe testing, re-upping on jambalaya at the dog park, Kwame’s Harry Potter House, a yin-yang of dolphins, Maggi seasoning, Miami oxtail prices, high-resolution recipes, the guy who created curry goat, what Kwame wants to eat on a book tour, North Korean noodles, and surfing the seafood stock danger zone. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Kwame Onwuachi and Joshua David Stein Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/22·1h 1m

Multiverse Dave in Search of the Sasquatch | My Opinion Is Fact

After last week’s Dave-induced derailment, it’s time at last for the gang to relay their Required Eating reports—and suddenly, everyone’s putting up numbers. Also encountered along the way: misleading fish marketing, a diner deep dive, Bobby Van’s, Noelle the Fanpire, 10 a.m. mozzarella sticks, a delightful eggplant parm, Hawaiian-style rib eye, a belated lemon-pepper defense, Elite Yelper Chris Ying, a rookie visit to Hillstone, the magic of Pierre Gagnaire, and Dave’s application for 'Iron Chef.' Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/22·1h 6m

Unreasonable and Radical Ideas With Lucas Mann

Dave and Chris call up Acre Venture Partners co-founder Lucas Mann to talk about how a future-focused VC firm engages with the tough-to-change worlds of food and agriculture—and about why Dave and Acre decided to work together. Plus: Patagonia vests, alternative protein, brilliant and world-changing people doing totally off-the-wall shit, getting a degree in Tibetan Buddhism, pork cocoons, 3D-printed fish grown in a car trunk, Slow Food, the sugar-industrial complex, the Island of Dr. Moreau, and a last-minute shark-tank pitch from Dave Chang. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Lucas Mann Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/22·1h 7m

Steakhouses, Dishwashers, and Keeping Up With the Late-Night Coffee Drinkers | My Opinion Is Fact

The MOIF team reconvenes to review the Required Eating challenges handed down last week—and what was meant to be a finale turns into more of a cliffhanger. But then, Dave, Chris, and Noelle dust themselves off and dive into: celebrity hotel-room cooking, Dave’s Batman rankings, a disappointing shrimp cocktail, bacon-to-lettuce ratios, when to wake up, dreams of hyper-efficiency, the Michael Pollan effect, feeling like a Quaker, taking a rocket ship to Hell for 20 minutes, Dave’s grade in Friendship 102, and the old bait-and-switch. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/22·1h 4m

Biscuits, Brisket, and Big Pizza Energy With Bryan Ford

The Great Pizza Debate continues with Recipe Club veteran and New World Sourdough author Bryan Ford stepping up to contend with unrepentant homemade pizza skeptic Dave Chang—but when the doppio-zero dust clears, whose pizza path will the world choose to follow? Plus: haircut narcolepsy, pan de coco, Dave making Jamaican food, heirloom Hot Pockets, putting bread on a pedestal, pulling up to the retirement community with the wood-fired pizza oven, open-crumb shots, Brian Scalabrine, and an honest assessment of Chris’s pasta salad. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Bryan Ford Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/22·1h 4m

Airport Food, Zabar's Tactics, and a New MOIF Challenge | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris, and Noelle are shaking up the show with a newly kinetic, activity-driven MOIF format—and if you're reading this, we're roping you into it, too. Also discussed: Diet Dr. Pepper, ordering London broil at a diner, Iron Chef, Dave's spinach-artichoke dip, encountering Biscoff cookies beneath 35,000 feet, asking for a second meal on a flight, restaurants making their own charcoal, fried-rice windfalls, and a farewell to Dave's mom. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/22·1h 5m

A Master Brewer Takes on Nonalcoholic Beer | Demystified

John Walker was earning accolades for his work as a brewer in Santa Fe when he heard about a different kind of challenge—starting up a first-class nonalcoholic brewery. He tells Dave and Chris about what drew him to Athletic Brewing, amid a conversation covering temperance pairings, shift drinks, the Am-I-Stupid test, mowing the lawn in a shirt and tie, the great taste of cheap beer, Mosaic hops, capturing aromatic compounds, Joe Biden's favorite Gatorade, standing in line for Pliny the Younger, the sparkling water glut, beer regionality, and Dave's ongoing crusade against IPA. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: John Walker Producers: Sasha Ashall and Mike Wargon Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/22·1h 9m

Shoestring Fries, Sous Vide Thoughts, and Food Gifts for Your Boss | #AskDave After Dark

The gang returns for another late-night Q&A—but first, as a little warm-up, we recap Dave’s visit to Pizzeria Bianco, Chris’s Newport Seafood birthday experience, dinner-course deluges, and what happens when the kitchen writes Hufflepuff on the ticket. Then the questions begin. Confronted on this episode: potato antimatter, figs on a plate, gas station Jojos, curly fry engineering, the beauty of a properly poured Guinness, wedding registry advice, Kewpie mayo, booze that comes in a pleather case, Deanna Troi, and really, really good fruit. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Jordan Bass Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/22·1h 6m

The Rise of West Coast BBQ (and Where Dave Wants It to Go Next) with Matt Horn

Eighteen months after opening the doors at West Oakland’s Horn BBQ, Matt Horn has lines down the block, a second restaurant, and a new cookbook out this week—but finding that success was far from easy. Matt talks to Dave and Chris about the many long nights and moments of truth along the way, as well as the meal in Japan that Dave can’t stop thinking about, hangover salvation, bloomin’ onions, the 3 a.m. internal BBQ monologue, repo man Heston Blumenthal, burning the boats behind you, BBQ omakase, cooking hot links until they burst, Coke vs. Pepsi, where Matt’s eating in Oakland, and having faith in the fire vs. just wanting to eat the brisket already. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Matt Horn Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/22·1h 14m

Secret Burger Intel, Banchan Abundance, and the Opposite of ASMR | My Opinion Is Fact

On their latest fact-finding expedition, Dave, Chris, and Noelle criss-cross the Western U.S. to consider becoming a carrot-cake household, 'Harry Potter' geography, fish maw soup, Peking-style pork chop, Chris and Noelle’s recent visit to Vegas, Bang Bar walking snacks, bathtub eating, wasabi-pea rice krispies, Dave taking another swing at Soylent, Chris’s Popeyes order, John Cougar Mellencamp, and the ominous, apparently unstoppable advance of the Seattle Dog. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/22·1h 2m

Infinite Energy Is an Understatement, With Christina Tosi

What was life like for a young New York chef chasing a dream in the early 2000s? Milk Bar founder and Dave Chang chosen-family member Christina Tosi was there to see it, and her latest book, 'Dessert Can Save the World,' relays a lot of what she learned then and since. Christina calls up Dave and Chris to consider what she and Dave were like in their 20s, the smile vs. the grimace, the power of not having a plan, barbecue soft serve, the everything-bagel influence of Wylie Dufresne, proving Dave wrong, rainbow sprinkles, work-life ratios, eating multiple bowls of Honey Bunches of Oats, Dave discovering chocolate milk, and what might happen if Christina Tosi faced off against the Wheel of Constraint. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Christina Tosi Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/22·1h 11m

Birthday Banquets, High-Speed Early-Bird Dinners, and Europe the Dave Chang Way | My Opinion Is Fact

With a crab-or-prime-rib-driven 80th birthday party to plan, Dave, Chris, and Noelle set out to survey the Southern California seafood-banquet landscape, and attempt to chart the ideal parameters of a celebratory family meal. Also explored: Dave’s body falling apart, a real-life candy draft, whether Veggie Straws are vegetables, Brodard Chateau, Dave’s thoughts on Renaissance architecture, Noelle’s dinner at HaiDiLao, table-side cooking, and Recipe Club returning tomorrow! Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/22·55m 5s

'The Wok', Recipes, and Letting Go of “The Best” With J. Kenji López-Alt

The eminent author of 'The Food Lab' and the just-released 'The Wok' joins Dave and Chris to talk about life as a lodestar to a generation of cooks, being a dad, and how he feels about making food at home. Plus: debunking the restaurant-burner requirement, our collective no-recipe moment, encountering your mom’s YouTube history, Googling jambalaya, perfection vs. discovery, Harold McGee, canon vs. fan fiction, and Kenji’s take on the Seattle Dog.  Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: J. Kenji López-Alt Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/22·1h 9m

Ice Cream, Late-Night Dining, and the 2022 Chain-Restaurant Draft | My Opinion Is Fact

After comparing notes on their latest LA exploits, Dave, Chris, and Noelle step into the My Opinion is Fact arena once again—before deciding that the time is right for an impromptu assessment of the national chain-restaurant landscape. Discussed along the way: frozen langoustines, Dave eating clean, double-fried kakiage, another visit to Disneyland, the mainstreaming of birria, mustard martinis, gambling on diner paella, and the Dave Chang Show Third Eye Blind cover band. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/22·1h 5m

Shame Wizards and Ambition Gremlins, With Nick Kroll

'Big Mouth' and 'Human Resources' creator (and Dave’s old friend!) Nick Kroll is back on the show to talk about new projects, new parenthood, and all the internal juggling and existential turmoil these achievements entail. Also: Staten Island pub crawls, working with Mel Brooks on 'History of the World, Part II,' making babies use Waze, appeasing your inner demons, terrible kitchen analogies, the person you are at work vs. the person you are at home, watching 'The Exorcist' at age 5, and constructing the ultimate new-dad cooler. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Nick Kroll Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/22·57m 46s

If It’s Nice Outside, It’s Nice Inside, Too | #AskDave After Dark

Powered by half a glass of Hibiki, it’s time for Dave to go toe to toe with the latest listener questions plucked from the Majordomo Media Discord—and tonight, he’s determined to take down the Picnic Industrial Complex once and for all. Also swept up in the battle: sleeping in the goal at soccer practice, admitting to being a lurker on your own Discord server, eating in bed vs. eating outside, catching Dave glamping, mayonnaise-based salads, picking the locks at vacation homes, making Caesar dressing with fish sauce, dipping French fries in your Frosty, shopping-cart shot put, and the outlandish action-movie understanding of how people eat Chinese food. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/22·1h 3m

The Secret, Extremely Spicy Recipe for Talk Show Success

Dave and Chris call up Sean Evans, the hot-sauce-hardened host of 17 seasons of 'Hot Ones,' to find out exactly how he puts together one of the best interview shows out there. Discussed: disarming your guests with pain, believing in the show before it caught on, rappelling down a waterfall with Bear Grylls, the preternatural serenity of Lorde, the Dave Grohl approach, Japanese game show levels of sadism, the 'Quiz Show' ripple effect, Sean’s post-wing ritual, the ranch-dressing gambit, and pondering the next frontiers of hot sauce. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Sean Evans Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/22·1h 3m

Food Abstinence, Food Orgy | My Opinion Is Fact

It’s the end of a revelatory month on the Wheel of Constraint, and our hosts have convened to assess their achievements, consider some potentially transcendental spins on the challenge, and celebrate very nearly making it through—but not before wrestling with a potentially life-threatening Discord debate. Also: Milk Bar ice cream, Dave’s duplicate-shirt strategy, going all in on dinner, recipes that require a fire extinguisher, the Arrakis approach to rice making, bringing your own mini-burritos to a restaurant, the beauty of Jamaican food, and a three-way takeout banquet featuring the very best their downtown L.A. delivery radius has to offer. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/22·1h 2m

Dave Goes to Disneyland, and a Talk With the Director of 'Turning Red'

After a debrief on the ups and downs of Dave’s first tour of dad duty at the Happiest Place on Earth, Dave and Chris call up Domee Shi, the director of Pixar’s latest release, to hear about how her new film came together. Discussed: Dole Whip, Toronto Chinatowns, the emotions inspired by boy bands, early 2000s nostalgia, getting kicked out of boarding school, eel fried rice, art-directing pork slices, the Pixar development method, drawing vs. cooking, art review stank face, how to pronounce “Ghibli,” Chris resisting getting into anime, Grace’s take on the movie, and betting on the next ride to debut at Disneyland. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Domee Shi Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/22·1h

A Whirlwind Guide to New Orleans, and One Last Bite of the Wheel | My Opinion is Fact

On a rare four-mic episode, longtime friend of the show Anoop Pillarisetti lays out his Crescent City essentials before recounting his own recent ride on the Wheel of Inspirational Constraint: a chewable-food-free week of Soylent. Also covered: Andre Agassi’s stylistic legacy, hazardous pistachios, Soylent Stockholm syndrome, the Vegas blip, Dave’s new favorite ice cream, considering being a keto bro, becoming desensitized to the delicious, Chris’s Chinese restaurant dream, the happiest person Dave knows, deli provolone, and the coldest beer in the world. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Noelle Cornelio and Anoop Pillarisetti Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/22·1h 3m

An Expert’s Perspective on Pots and Pans | Demystified

Dave and Chris call up Stanley Cheng, CEO since 1972 of the cookware-revolutionizing Meyer Corporation, for an insider’s guide to the industry and a few sure-fire picks for home cooks. Discussed: a positive version of Hydra, cooking with Targaryen dragon fire, abandoning the cast-iron skillet, the right pans to buy, flat-bottom woks, the slipperiest material in the world, the silicone-coating racket, nonstick’s high-heat Achilles’ heel, Dave’s golf game, and a paternal assessment of the Anyday. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Stanley Cheng Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/22·1h 6m

A Trader Joe’s Check-in | My Opinion Is Fact

It’s Day 7 of Noelle’s Trader Joe’s–only diet, so at the tail end of that experiment within an experiment, Dave and Chris check in on Noelle’s highs and lows. Also: quantifying grocery store quality, tantrums on a plane, shrimp scampi pizza, a dearth of snow crab, and another poor soul entering the Wheel of Constraint’s dreadful grasp. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/22·55m 18s

Dave Chang Shoots the Moon | My Opinion Is Fact

What happens when the Wheel of Constraint rolls into the City of Second Chances? Dave reports on a weekend to remember in Las Vegas, and Chris and Noelle weigh in with their own wheel-inspired winnings. Also: an erotic ramen photo shoot, honey-butter hot chips, meeting your match at Moon Palace, an extremely delicious rum, what to order from room service at 4 a.m., mortadella penance, some wise advice from Helen Rosner, and a rundown of Trader Joe’s highs and lows. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/22·1h 6m

Difficulty Isn’t a Bad Thing | My Opinion Is Fact

With Week 1 of their Wheel of Constraint ordeal wrapping up, Dave, Chris, and Noelle might just be close to the renewed food gratitude they’ve been hoping for. But with that gain comes the requisite pain. Discussed on today’s MOIF: drinking from a puddle on 1st Avenue, self-soothing with shellfish, Dave endangering the no-sugar seal, pining for tortellini, new frontiers in freeze-dried food, the military MRE minefield, a perfectly ripe mango, letting go of “the best,” Wirecutter asking the wrong questions, outsourcing the question of life, knives made by swordmakers, and a Momofuku-enabled expulsion of one Master from their Domain. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/22·1h 10m

Aphrodisiacs, Oxtails, and Valentine’s Day Erasure | #AskDave After Dark

It’s the only day of the year that stands neck and neck with SantaCon in the cockles of Dave’s heart—which means it’s time for an especially amorous #AskDave After Dark. Among the topics tenderly contemplated: why everything that tastes good is bad for you, eating Mexican food in Northern Virginia, considering a career as a master pickpocket, setting Dave Chang traps in Bristol Farms, the enigma of Trader Joe’s, oxtail arbitrage, grocery-store finger bowls, Sophie B. Hawkins, jumbotron marriage proposals, Boiling Crab date night, and Dave’s heartfelt recipe for chocolate-covered strawberries. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Additional Production: Jordan Bass and Lala Rasor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/22·59m 31s

Spinning on the Wheel of Constraint | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris, and Noelle check in midway through Day 1 of a monthlong sugar-banishment ordeal, and things are already looking tense. With two meals down and 88 to go, are they prepared to make it to the mountaintop? Surveyed through the hunger pangs: what Dave had for lunch, a NASA recipe taste test, eating cassoulet on the space station, the underground MRE economy, negotiating the terms of the no-sugar program, the Charles Barkley rule, low-grade-sad Chris Ying, Dave gaining strength like Vigo the Carpathian, protein-shake smelling salts, and somehow coming out of this with gout. (Plus: Listen to the end to learn how you can help bring back Dave’s favorite podcast—Recipe Club.) Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/22·1h 3m

The Cleaver in the Arena | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris, and Noelle assemble for a fortifying round of MOIF before grappling with their greatest challenge yet: the Wheel of Inspirational Constraint. Assessed along the way: lemon-pepper bagels, land scurvy, America’s Most Valuable Texture, Dave’s pyrotechnic oven mitt test, the importance of the single-purpose kitchen towel, making Teddy Roosevelt proud, cutting the top of your finger off on your first night on the job, and dueling schools of thought on how to say “molybdenum.” Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/22·1h 1m

Are Restaurants Ready for NFTs? | Demystified

Galaxy Digital CEO, prison reform advocate, and blockchain evangelist Mike Novogratz returns to the show to guide Dave and Chris through the wilds of web3, NFTs, and the crypto economy, and to break down what it all might mean for art, entertainment, and the way we eat. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Mike Novogratz Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/22·57m 5s

Eating Boneless Wings in the Metaverse | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris, and Noelle combine their MOIF powers once again, in an action-packed episode encompassing Chris burning his eyebrows off, keeping your friends close but not too close, Peking duck pizza, taking on Big Oven Mitt, flats vs. drumettes, dinner-table privacy screens, movie-theater nacho cheese, the beauty of 'Ratatouille,' the Dave Chang cut of 'Julie & Julia,' and the thrilling debut of the 'Dave Chang Show' Discord. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/22·1h 4m

The Hidden Origins of Dave Chang | Demystified

A few weeks ago, Henry Louis Gates brought Dave onto PBS’s 'Finding Your Roots' for a deep dive into the Chang family lineage—and turned up some incredible stories of intercontinental achievement and Jazz Age entrepreneurialism along the way. Today, Professor Gates joins us to discuss his own journey, his hot-sauce collection, and what they discovered in the far reaches of the Chang family tree. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Professor Henry Louis Gates Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/22·1h 6m

The Pizza Oven Paradox | My Opinion Is Fact

Does wanting to make pizza at home mean the universe is telling you to never, ever make pizza at home? Dave straps on his Socratic sandals to guide us through a head-spinning dilemma, alongside metaphysical considerations of food-photo truthers, perfect-email hell, making your own wedding cake, the calzone-shaped cup of the carpenter, and the worst pizza Dave has ever had. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/22·1h 2m

Dinner Music, With Hrishikesh Hirway of 'Song Exploder'

The creator of the captivating podcast turned TV show 'Song Exploder' joins Dave and Chris to explore the kitchen equivalent of demo tapes, the as-yet-unrealized dream that is Cookie Exploder, that time U2 put an album on everyone’s phone, eating like a Buddhist monk, disrobing at a dinner party, what makes great restaurant music, and Dave’s unbroken record of never having watched 'The West Wing.'  Listen to Hrishikesh’s dinner-party playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6Pxi5QSinRtBvQfselifLB?si=9d06714e63a34cd8 Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Hrishikesh Hirway Associate Producer: Sasha Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/22·1h

The Big Boy Asian Club Fireside Chat | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave and Chris assemble for a late-night review of recent meals, the best sick-day foods, and a few different international mysteries. Also considered: the healing powers of mapo tofu, Dave's post–'Hot Ones' death throes, eating beef jerky in Copenhagen, asking for seconds at the sushiya, chicken soup component rankings, Dave's praise for matzo balls, the ham–chicken broth nexus, eating as exercise, and the strange allure of the unfilled dumpling. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/22·56m 24s

Bringing Oaxaca to L.A. | Best of the Best

When L.A.’s Guelaguetza restaurant opened in the mid-’90s, mole and mezcal and all the other treasures of Oaxacan cuisine were a long way from the cachet they carry today. Co-owner Bricia Lopez joins Dave and Chris to talk about how her family helped put their culture on the map. Discussed: where Dave will retire, hunting wild boar in the 1930s, opening a Oaxacan restaurant in Koreatown, eating tlayudas at the Four Seasons, bringing your kids into the industry, Chris’s unwarranted tie-dye skepticism, making mole vs. making bolognese, smoke as a condiment, culinary bullshit detectors, roasting chiles and complaining, and Dave’s chipotle pepper misadventures. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Bricia Lopez Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/22·1h 9m

The Best College Town, Solved

We were supposed to record a MOIF, but Dave and Chris got in an argument about the topic. One wanted to talk about curry. The other wanted meatloaf. Which one would you rather they discussed? Well, it doesn’t matter, because they didn’t end up talking about either. This is what a podcast sounds like after our cohosts fight, storm off, make up, and finally record a podcast about their kids being their best friends, flannel pajamas as a medieval torture device, and possibly reapplying to college. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/22·1h 3m

Existential Home Cooking Dilemmas | My Opinion Is Fact

It’s the first MOIF of the year, and we’re off to a dark start. Dave laments his own cooking, and searches for inspiration. Also, pizza is great. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/22·1h 1m

Christmas Dinner Draft After Dark

Night has fallen once again, and Dave, Chris, and Noelle have assembled for another late-night recording and their last challenge of the year: a Christmas dinner draft, with some truly startling combinations landing on the table. Also discussed: what to wear to a baby's 100-day celebration, using crumpets as hamburger buns, navigating Mad Cow Disease, and whether you can set any limits at all on what you're willing to call a side dish once you've let lumpia in the door. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/21·59m 56s

Food, Farming, and the Climate Crisis | Demystified

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 Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/21·1h 4m

The Dave Chang Show Gift Guide, Part II | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris, and Noelle return for the big reveal of their deeply researched, still-buyable tripartite gift guide, covering all the essentials for the ones you love and the ones you maybe don't love so much. Phoning it in? We've got you. Shooting for thoughtful but not oppressively generous? We've got you there, too. Going for a once-in-a-decade, life-altering display of affection? This is the episode for you! Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/21·1h 6m

Hot Pot | Demystified

886 chef and 'The Next Thing You Eat' guest Eric Sze joins Dave and Chris for a scalding plunge into what may be Dave's favorite cooking method out there today: the bubbling cauldron of communal deliciousness known as hot pot. Beneath the surface, though, colossal schisms are revealed—sauce or no sauce? Fish ball or no fish ball? Fancy wagyu or humble, pre-sliced eye of round? Does fondue count as hot pot?? Our panel battles it out until the last bit of butane's been put through the burner. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Eric Sze Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/21·1h 6m

The 'Dave Chang Show' Gift Guide, Part I | My Opinion Is Fact

With the leftover stuffing all eaten at last, and Dave-dismaying Mariah Carey songs already in the air, we turn our minds toward Christmastime. Discussed: wearing Dickensian costumes to the House of Prime Rib, the Dave Chang Grinchification Tracker, anti-fruitcake diatribes, stollen vs. panettone vs. buche de Noel, Garrett Popcorn flavors tearing our hosts apart, making your kitchen look like a Jamba Juice, the Christmas gift infinity gauntlet, and our last-minute multitier frenemy-to-forever-person gift guide. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/21·1h 4m

The Dave Chang Show’s 250th Episode, With Bill Simmons

Our first guest ever, the Podfather himself, returns to recall the freewheeling days when this podcast was just a glimmer in Dave’s eye. Also considered: Stephen A. Smith, what makes a great show, remembering Tom Hanks movies vs. remembering notable life events, the perfectly sized dinner table, throwing a chain saw into a hot tub, Jon Favreau’s ‘Dinner for Five,’ Ooni ovens vs. French bread pizzas, the potential death of season tickets, what a 22-year-old Dave Chang would do in 2021, wearing belts again, and burning down your entire neighborhood with the smoker Jimmy Kimmel gave you. Host: Dave Chang Guest: Bill Simmons Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/21·56m 40s

Store Brands, Yakitori, and Another No-Hitter in the Making | #AskDave After Dark

The stars are out, and Dave and Chris have assembled for another late-night fever dream of a Q&A. Discussed: sleep regression, Cajun honey ham, crossing the marinated meat rubicon, Thanksgiving-flavored chips, H Mart oxtail prices, a disastrous scallops purchase, eating breakfast sausage on the drive home, Hugo climbing the pantry like a cat burglar, Sichuan celery salad, bringing your own salt to restaurants, and a late-breaking report from the guy who inspired last month's flawless Dave Chang delivery day. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/21·58m 50s

Pie Opinion Is Fact: The Grand Finale

The thrilling, shocking conclusion has arrived—Round 4 of the quest to discover the Autumnal American Pie of the Year. But before revealing our winner, we discuss Dave's latest Thanksgiving gambit, a forgotten mother sauce, 14-hour hot-sauce fevers, second-degree cheese-fry burns on date night, flat-earther pie preferences, the limits of the sweet-salty paradigm, making every month pie month, the most beautiful pie Chris has ever seen, the one pie Dave's family ate in its entirety, sugar-acid key-lime alchemy, a buttermilk-raspberry trip beyond the pie horizon, cannoli vampirism, and Dave finally praising the Bay Area. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/21·1h 9m

A Long Shot Takes the Crown | My Opinion Is Fact

At last, we answer America's burning question: Who won the Pronunciation Bee? And then: a glimpse into Dave's vast Basque Rolodex, a prophecy fulfilled, buying a 14-pound serrano ham from Costco, the eternally unsolved croissant conundrum, dubious expat accents, a supercomputer-fueled rumination on holiday homecomings, Proustian trauma, Christmas in the Philippines, Chris's skin care routine, winning Friendsgiving with a gravy thermos, and Antarctic ice-sampling missions into the depths of the parental fridge. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/21·1h

Pie Opinion Is Fact, Vol. 3

POIF Part 3 is here, and the gang is in very deep. After a brief check-in with KCRW's pie-contest maven, Evan Kleiman (5:20), we get into our tasters' pie-zonked responses to the mail-order barrage (11:05). Featuring discussion of Dave's sole pie-making attempt, a journey beyond the 'Interstellar'-inspired pie horizon, mincemeat disappointment, eating key lime pie in South Beach, #pielife vs. #vanlife, and Oakland's great Lois the Pie Queen. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio and Evan Kleiman Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/21·1h 6m

Pork and Shrimp Are Best Friends | Best of the Best

Dave and Chris welcome back chef Diep Tran to celebrate the treasured elixir that is Red Boat Fish Sauce before embarking on a whirlwind survey of their all-time favorite potluck play—Vietnamese summer rolls. Topics covered: the forbidden fruit of the kitchen, making mortadella in the garage with a buffalo chopper, first-press fish sauce, respect vs. fear on the way to embracing the funk, surf and turf vs. pork and shrimp, honey mustard vs. sweet and sour, the holy grail of no-dip rice paper, ordering head cheese over Instagram, eating alfalfa sprouts on the commune, and the Gene Hackman of flavors. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Diep Tran Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/21·1h 10m

Isaac’s Farewell and Pie Opinion Is Fact, Vol. 2

Dave, Chris, and Noelle briefly say some nice things about Isaac on his last episode as the producer of this show (0:00) before diving back into the world of crusty circles (15:45). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/21·1h 22m

Pronunciation: Demystified

Have you ever been at a restaurant and afraid to order a dish because you don’t know how to say its name properly? Well, so have Dave and Chris. In this installment of Demystified, they call up the Los Angeles Times’ Gustavo Arellano to discuss all things pronunciation. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Gustavo Arellano Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/21·1h 6m

Pie Opinion Is Fact, Vol. 1

It’s finally November, also known as pie month here at Team MOIF. In celebration, we wax poetic about our favorite crusty circles and learn about the best ways to make pies at home. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/21·1h 8m

Spam Supremacy, a Utopian Takeout Day, and Top 10 Salads | #AskDave After Dark

Another #AskDave After Dark, another chaotic conversation, another frenzy of answering your questions. On today’s show: rushed cooking on a tight parenting schedule, lap cheong vs. Spam, how to eat pancakes, what to order when your significant other is away, and the best salads in the world. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/21·1h 14m

The 2021 Candy Draft | My Opinion Is Fact

Each member of the MOIF crew put together seven-member rosters of candy. And things got … a little competitive. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/21·1h 9m

How To Cook Beyond Recipes

Dave and Chris are joined by Priya Krishna to explain the thought process behind their new book “Cooking at Home: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave)” before hearing Priya’s five most essential cooking tools. Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Priya Krishna Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/21·1h 8m

The Wide World of Groceries, Part 2 | My Opinion Is Fact

The MOIF crew continue their excessively obsessive conversation surrounding the grocery store experience (0:00) before drafting supermarkets from around the world (28:21). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/21·1h 10m

The Future of Food and Dinner Party Music, With Morgan Neville

Dave and Chris are joined by filmmaker Morgan Neville to preview their upcoming Hulu series ‘The Next Thing You Eat’ (0:00) before discussing their favorite music to play at a dinner party (42:24). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Morgan Neville Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/21·1h 6m

The Wide World of Groceries, Part 1 | My Opinion Is Fact

The MOIF crew debate the what, where, and how of buying groceries. What even is a grocery store? Do you buy organic or conventional? Cart or basket? We answer these burning questions and many more, so much so that we have to make it a two-parter. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/21·1h

Coffee: Demystified

Dave and Chris bring in coffee legend George Howell to hear about how he changed the coffee industry, what goes into good coffee, and where coffee is going in the future. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: George Howell Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/21·1h 5m

The Lunch Special | My Opinion Is Fact

The crew reassemble to discuss everything that has to do with that meal you eat in the middle of your day. Host: Dave Chang Guests: Chris Ying and Noelle Cornelio Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/21·1h

Dads, Vol. 12 With Pablo Torre

Dave and Chris call up Pablo Torre, ESPN personality and father to an 18-month-old baby, to discuss their children’s poop for a truly disturbing amount of time (13:00) before sharing their recent experiences in all other aspects of parenting (28:30). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Pablo Torre Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/21·1h 5m

The Back-to-Restaurant Special | My Opinion Is Fact

Now that many of us have safely returned to dining out, Noelle asks the rest of the crew: How do you react when you drop your silverware? (13:16) How do you order well? (26:30) How do you pay? (39:29) Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/21·58m 12s

Don’t Be Afraid of Fish

Dave recounts the week he first met Australian fish chef Josh Niland (0:39) before Josh explains how to overcome the trepidations many feel about cooking fish and all of the glorious ways to do so (9:22). Find Josh’s bestseller 'The Whole Fish Cookbook' and new book 'Take One Fish' wherever books are sold. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Josh Niland Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/21·1h 5m

Margaritas, Bologna, and Hiking | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris, Noelle, and Isaac congregate once again to debate the merits of recipes (or the lack thereof) (0:24) before sharing their thoughts on a variety of topics, culinary or otherwise (18:46). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/21·53m 4s

Kebabcast 2021 | Best of the Best

Dave and Chris are joined by kebab aficionado Euno Lee to discuss the culinary world of kebabs in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Euno Lee Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/21·1h 6m

Chicken-Fried Steak, Garlic Knots, and Green Tea | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave is joined by Chris, Isaac, and Noelle “the Snackmaster” Cornelio to share the behind-the-scenes chaos of booking guests for this very podcast (0:36) before opining on several culinary topics (14:51). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/21·1h

Pupusas, Meat Loaf, and a Milkshake Update: #AskDave After Dark, Outdoors, in the Dark

We’re back! Connecting from his garage in the wee hours of the night, Dave reunites with Chris and Isaac to answer listener questions that came in during the break. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/21·1h 5m

‘Recipe Club’ Highlight: Boboli

While we are on hiatus, we’ll be releasing remastered episodes from our sister podcast ‘Recipe Club.’ Bryan Ford joins Dave and Chris to respectfully discuss their three recipes—which this week concern Boboli shelf-stable pizza crust. This podcast consists of potentially the longest conversation anyone outside of the Boboli organization has had about the end-of-the-aisle grocery store staple.  Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Bryan Ford Producer: Isaac Lee Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/21·1h 8m

‘Recipe Club’ Highlight: Polenta

While we are on hiatus, we’ll be releasing remastered episodes from our sister podcast ‘Recipe Club.’ Dave and Chris are joined by the 'Recipe Club' doyenne Rachel Khong to respectfully discuss the three recipes they have chosen to represent an ingredient that goes by many names such as polenta, cornmeal, or grits — it's a wholesome mush loved by Italians and people of the American South alike. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Rachel Khong Producer: Isaac Lee Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/21·1h 10m

‘Recipe Club’ Highlight: Gyoza

While we are on hiatus, we’ll be releasing remastered episodes from our sister podcast ‘Recipe Club.’ Dave and Chris are joined by Priya Krishna to respectfully discuss the three gyoza recipes they have chosen and what constitutes their ideal dumpling. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Priya Krishna Producer: Isaac Lee Associate Producer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/21·1h

#AskDave After Dark

Dave, Chris, and Isaac convene at nighttime to answer questions submitted by you, the listeners. And … it really goes off the rails, somehow even more than usual. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/21·1h 15m

“American Food Is Black Food”

Dave shares his thoughts on a few culinary topics (0:30) before he and Chris bring in ‘High on the Hog’ host Stephen Satterfield to discuss how modern foodways in the United States are rooted in the history of slavery and the consequent injustices against African American people in the culinary world that persist to this day (11:00). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Stephen Satterfield Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/21·1h 13m

Remembering Anthony Bourdain, Three Years Later

Dave shares a few lessons learned from some recent food adventures (3:37) before he and Chris bring in ‘Roadrunner’ director Morgan Neville to reflect on food media titan Anthony Bourdain’s life, career, death, and legacy (15:00). You can watch ‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’ in theaters starting July 16. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/07/21·1h 17m

Foodie Culture, Cabeza, and Boba | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris, and Isaac discuss the future of foodie culture in the post-pandemic Western world (0:26) before they riff on a variety of topics selected by the “supercomputer" (15:45). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/21·57m 50s

“Ethnic” Food and Diversifying Groceries, With Larry Liu

Dave and Chris discuss the delineation of certain foods as “ethnic” and the scarcity of certain ingredients in the United States (0:23) before they bring in Weee! founder and CEO Larry Liu to hear what his company is doing to help with that (35:36). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Larry Liu Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/21·1h 2m

Fancy Hamburgers, Poutine, and Horchata | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave explains why the hamburger is actually the move at a high-end Western restaurant (0:29) before he and Chris answer a variety of culinary questions posed by “supercomputer” Isaac Lee (21:49). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/21·50m 42s

An Ode to Korean Moms, With Michelle Zauner

Dave explains how he makes a beloved Korean dish, the oxtail soup (0:41), before he and Chris link up with Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner to discuss her new book ‘Crying in H Mart’ and how food serves as a cultural tether to her family (14:04). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Michelle Zauner Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/21·1h 17m

Egg Rolls, Potlucks, and Airplane Food | #AskDave

Dave answers questions sent in by you, the listeners! Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/21·57m 52s

Rude Restaurant Service, Chicken Noodle Soup, and Maple Syrup | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris, and Isaac discuss the virtues of no-nonsense restaurant service (0:23) before sharing their thoughts on a variety of random topics (26:35). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/21·59m 45s

Dads, Vol. 11: Why Have Kids?

Dave and Chris share their recent adventures in parenthood (0:55) before speaking with philosopher Tom Whyman about the morality of human procreation (32:53). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Tom Whyman Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/06/21·1h 16m

Bibs, Yellow Mustard, and Meat Substitutes | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave shares his takeaways from eating hot pot for the first time since the pandemic began (0:54) before he and Chris give their opinions on a variety of topics chosen by the “supercomputer” (20:53). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/21·55m 58s

Reclaiming Native American Cuisine With Sean Sherman

Dave and Chris talk to The Sioux Chef's Sean Sherman about the heritage of Indigenous American food and reclaiming its place within the modern-day United States culinary landscape. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Sean Sherman Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/21·1h 8m

Hot Sauce, Children's Content, and Airport Food | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris, and Isaac talk about technological advances in dentistry (0:57) before they share their thoughts on several culinary topics (18:18). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/21·1h 1m

Alan Yang on Work Ethic, ‘Master of None,’ and Asians on Screen

Dave and Chris are joined by filmmaker Alan Yang to discuss how to have a healthy relationship with work, the adventurous turn of ‘Master of None’ Season 3, and the road ahead for Asian Americans in the entertainment industry. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Alan Yang Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/21·1h 12m

The Secrets of BBQ, With Rodney Scott and Lolis Elie

Dave and Chris are joined by legendary pitmaster Rodney Scott and food historian Lolis Elie to discuss the wonderful world of whole-hog barbecue. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guests: Rodney Scott and Lolis Elie Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/21·1h 1m

Mixed Rice, Sesame Oil, and Avocado Toast | #AskDave

Dave answers questions sent in by you, the listeners! Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/21·1h 6m

How to Be Fearless in Failures, With Ellen Bennett

Dave briefly ruminates on how restaurant operators might view the industry differently in a post-pandemic world (0:00) before being joined by Hedley & Bennett founder Ellen Bennett to discuss the lessons she learned from her roller coaster of a career (9:11). Then, they play a short round of My Opinion Is Fact (39:43). You can pick up Ellen’s new book, ‘Dream First, Details Later,’ at your local bookstore or wherever books are sold. Host: Dave Chang Guest: Ellen Bennett Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/21·1h 3m

The Caloric Experience Diet, Asian Pears, and Curly Fries | My Opinion Is Fact

In light of the truly shocking revelation that was the Chris Ying Caloric Experience, Dave, Chris, and Isaac formulate a dietary challenge to get healthier (0:26) before discussing a variety of culinary and tangential topics (19:33). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/21·57m 4s

Professor Greg Blonder Returns

After appearing on 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 Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/21·1h 18m

NYC Pizza, Movie Theater Snacks, and Alternative Pasta | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave waxes poetic about the unique pizza-eating experience that New York City offers (0:00) before he, Chris, and Isaac discuss a variety of culinary topics (27:09). Host: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/21·59m 41s

Are UFOs Real? With Gideon Lewis-Kraus

Dave and Chris are joined by New Yorker staff writer Gideon Lewis-Kraus to discuss the recent renewal of credibility for UFO sightings and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Read Gideon’s new article “How the Pentagon Started Taking UFOs Seriously” here. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Gideon Lewis-Kraus Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/21·1h 10m

Love Craptually

Dave, Chris, and Isaac set out to record another installment of My Opinion Is Fact, but instead spiral into a conversation about the distinct shame of overeating ... and the events that proceed afterward. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/21·1h 2m

Correcting the Record on American Farming, With Natalie Baszile

Dave and Chris are joined by ‘We Are Each Other’s Harvest’ author Natalie Baszile to discuss the history of farming in the United States and how African American farmers continue to be marginalized. Please consider supporting the Black Harvest Fund at nataliebaszile.com/black-harvest-fund. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Natalie Baszile Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/21·1h 10m

Black Pepper, Shrimp Cocktail, and Brunch | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris, and Isaac once again link up to discuss a variety of culinary and non-culinary topics. Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/21·1h

The Chris Ying Caloric Experience and Snackmaster, Vol. 3: Sour Snacks

Dave and Chris are joined by Noelle “Snackmaster” Cornelio to recount the wild eating adventure they shared (0:29) before reviewing a variety of popular sour snacks (24:55). Hosts: Dave Chang and Chris Ying Guest: Noelle Cornelio Producer: Isaac Lee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/21·1h 5m

Artichoke Dip, Jelly Donuts, and Ddukbokki | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave and Chris Ying are once again joined by producer Isaac Lee to discuss a variety of culinary and non-culinary topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/21·58m 11s

Dads: Spring Break Edition With Wylie Dufresne

Dave and Chris Ying call up Wylie Dufresne, one of the greatest chefs ever and a veteran father, to discuss parenting as society begins to open up again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/21·1h

British Food, Jell-O, and Going Dutch | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave is once again joined by his media partner Chris Ying and producer Isaac Lee to discuss a multitude of culinary topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/21·58m 2s

‘Minari’ Is an American Story, With Director Lee Isaac Chung

Dave shares his thoughts on what the food landscape of post-pandemic America might look like (0:52) before he and Chris Ying are joined by Oscar-nominated ‘Minari’ director Lee Isaac Chung to discuss his highly touted film and its resonance with the Asian American experience (16:52). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/21·1h 2m

#AskDave, March 2021

Dave and Chris Ying answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/21·56m 12s

White Wine, Jjigae, and Microwave Popcorn | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave and Chris Ying expand on the previously discussed sandwich rankings (0:30) before they boot up the “supercomputer,” a.k.a. producer Isaac Lee, to share their thoughts on a variety of culinary topics (20:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/21·57m 46s

Born in East L.A. (1987), With Gustavo Arellano | Bad Movie Club

Dave and Chris Ying react to the numerous responses to the "Crazy Ideas and How to Use Them" episode (0:49) before they are joined by the L.A. Times’ Gustavo Arellano to discuss Cheech Marin’s underappreciated comedy film ‘Born in East L.A.’ (11:13). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/21·1h 26m

Kelly Marie Tran on the “First Asian” Mantle

Dave shares his personal favorite types of sandwiches (0:31) before he and Chris Ying sit down with ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ actor Kelly Marie Tran to discuss the privilege and burden of blazing a trail for Asian Americans on screen, her pioneering role in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, and of course, food (8:43). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/21·1h 3m

Anyday Preopening Diaries With Steph Chen

Dave first calls up Chris Ying and producer Isaac Lee to respond to the horrific murders of Asian American women in Atlanta and the ongoing violence against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (2:05). Then, Dave and Chris are joined by Anyday founder Steph Chen to discuss developing cookware specifically for the microwave oven and how it can dramatically change the way people cook at home (13:30). To purchase Anyday cookware, visit cookanyday.com. For more information on demystifying the microwave oven, listen to the episode “Debunking Microwave Myths” featuring professor Greg Blonder on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/21·1h 29m

California Bagels, Breakfast Burritos, and Buffet Plans | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris Ying, and producer Isaac Lee discuss differences among regional cuisines in the United States, including the recent inflammatory online debate surrounding bagels (1:26). Then, they offer their thoughts on a handful of other culinary topics (35:22). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/21·1h 6m

Dads, Vol. 9 With Peter Serpico

Dave and Chris Ying are joined by Pete’s Place chef Peter Serpico to discuss the ups and downs of parenting in pandemic times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/21·1h 15m

Frozen Food All-Stars, Radiohead, and Baking | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave and Chris Ying weigh in on topics and questions posed by their producer, “supercomputer” Isaac Lee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/21·1h 7m

Eddie Huang on Asian Masculinity and Representation in ‘Boogie’

Dave explains why anchovies are an underrated ingredient (0:00) before he and Chris Ying are joined by a four-time guest, the polymath Eddie Huang, to discuss his new film ‘Boogie’ and its numerous cultural insights (10:26). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/21·1h 17m

Crazy Ideas and How to Use Them

Dave and Chris Ying sit down with renowned physicist Safi Bahcall to discuss his highly touted book ‘Loonshots’ and the paradoxical keys to leading a successful organization, as well as how it relates to Dave’s own experience in the restaurant industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/21·1h 34m

This Is the Post-Trump Era…Right?

Dave and producer Isaac Lee react to the news of beloved Los Angeles restaurant Spoon By H closing its doors (0:00) before Dave and Chris Ying speak to ‘The Circus’ host John Heilemann about the state of American politics in the early days of the Biden administration (7:32), as well as the argument for keeping shoes on in the house (49:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/21·1h 7m

Gambling, Gambling, and More Gambling With Cousin Sal

Dave, Chris Ying, and producer Isaac Lee share their personal experiences with gambling before bringing in ‘Fox Bet Live’ cohost Sal “Cousin Sal” Iacono to discuss his new book ‘You Can’t Lose Them All’ and the wide world of gambling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/21·1h 7m

How We Dress vs. How We Eat

Dave recommends three underrated Asian and Asian American foods: salted mackerel; King’s Hawaiian bread rolls; soups and stews at Korean barbecue restaurants (0:00). Then, he and Chris Ying bring in Entireworld founder Scott Sternberg to explore the parallels between fashion and food (8:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/21·1h 7m

Indoor Shoes, Tater Tots, and Flavored Cream Cheese | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave and Chris Ying force their producer Isaac Lee to recount his first week of living in Portland, Oregon before giving their thoughts on a variety of topics: wearing shoes indoors, tater tots, favorite teachers, flavored cream cheese, goose, eggplant, billiards, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/21·1h 5m

What Chefs Can Learn From a Navy SEAL Commander

Dave praises the under-recognized excellence of Asian food in the San Gabriel Valley (2:35) before he and Chris Ying interview former Navy SEAL commander Mike Hayes about his new book ‘Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning’ and its many leadership lessons that chefs can adapt to help manage kitchens (8:57). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/21·1h 9m

Snackmaster, Vol. 2 | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris Ying, and Noelle “Snackmaster” Cornelio continue their quest to explore all things snacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/21·1h 12m

Guinness, Gum, and Greasy Spoon Diners | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave and Chris Ying answer questions posed by their producer Isaac Lee on a variety of topics: clam chowder, Guinness, fashion phases, gum, metal music, hangover cures, diner food, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/21·1h 9m

Dax Shepard, the Armchair Expert

Dave briefly talks to his producer Isaac Lee about how podcasting has changed since the pandemic (2:44) before being joined by actor Dax Shepard to discuss the explosive popularity of his podcast ‘Armchair Expert’ (9:14), the organic success of ‘Top Gear America’ among gearheads and laypeople alike (17:10), and, of course, food (33:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/21·1h 6m

Chili, Food Travel Destinations, and Danish Hot Dogs | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave and Chris Ying call up chef-restauranteur Rosio Sanchez to discuss pioneering Mexican cuisine in Denmark and a variety of other culinary topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/21·1h 8m

Debunking Microwave Myths

Dave discusses the dilemma of choosing between a milkshake and a soda to accompany a fast-food hamburger (0:00) before he and Chris Ying call up Boston University professor Greg Blonder to correct common misconceptions about the microwave oven (8:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/21·1h 8m

#AskDave, January 2021

Dave and Chris Ying answer questions sent in from you, the listeners! Stick around until the very end for listener voicemails. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/21·1h 31m

Snackmaster, Vol. 1 | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave extols the virtues of steamed fish (0:00) before he and Chris Ying are joined by Momofuku’s Noelle “Snackmaster” Cornelio to discuss (and eat!) snacks (8:30). Warning: This episode contains audio of chewing, swallowing, and other sounds affiliated with consuming food. Listen at your own risk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/21·1h 12m

What the Nazis Learned From America

Dave and Chris are joined by Yale professor James Q. Whitman, author of ‘Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law,’ to discuss how Nazi Germany drew from American race laws in crafting the Nuremberg Laws. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/01/21·55m 42s

Soy Sauce Can Be Better. Plus: JJ Johnson on Raising Twins and Accessible Cuisine.

Dave shares his thoughts on how much room for improvement the soy sauce market has in the United States (0:00) before he and Chris Ying call Field Trip chef JJ Johnson (8:30) to discuss the difficulties of raising twins, the parallels between parenting and managing a kitchen, and the importance of representing cultures through food in an accessible way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/20·1h 13m

Spaghetti and Meatballs, Onion Rings, 'Ted Lasso' (Again), and Spicy Thai Food | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave, Chris Ying, and producer Isaac Lee offer their thoughts on a variety of topics, including spaghetti and meatballs, eggnog, onion rings, TV shows they are watching right now, cocktails, their preferred spicy level for Thai food, guilty-pleasure music, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/20·1h 1m

What Chefs Can Learn From ‘Ted Lasso,’ and BBQ With Kevin Bludso

Dave discusses the lessons that can be learned from the sitcom ‘Ted Lasso’ (0:00) before he and Chris Ying sit down with legendary pitmaster Kevin Bludso to talk all things barbecue (7:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/20·1h 2m

Sweet Pancakes Have Got to Go, Sesame Oil > Olive Oil, and Why the Garde-Manger Should Be Respected More | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave explains why key lime pie is the only acceptable pie to eat (0:00) before bringing in Chris Ying and producer Isaac Lee to riff on a variety of topics (6:30): pancakes, extra virgin olive oil, breakfast in bed, juicing, dried herbs, “3D” movies, the garde-manger station, trail mix, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/20·59m 59s

CL on Representing Korean Culture and Breaking the Mold

Dave and Chris briefly talk with producer Isaac Lee about K-pop’s rise as an international phenomenon (0:00) before Dave’s interview with global superstar musician CL (18:30) about her complex identity shaping her unique artistry as well as, of course, Korean food. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/20·1h 9m

Korean BBQ, Korean Quarantine, and Jimmy Kimmel!

Dave explains the virtues of Korean barbecue (1:00) and calls up his producer Isaac Lee to talk about how South Korea is successfully containing COVID-19 (5:12). Then, Jimmy Kimmel comes on (14:46) to discuss Dave winning ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,’ how Jimmy came to be extraordinary at answering emails, Jimmy’s remarkable love for food, their shared passion for fly-fishing, and parenting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/20·1h 2m

Leftovers, School Lunches, Dining Solo, and MSG Popcorn | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave talks about the exquisite experience of eating at El Bulli before bringing in his producers to discuss a variety of topics: frozen pizza, leftovers, hobbies, school lunches, mochi ice cream, superstitions, karaoke, dining out alone, popcorn, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/20·1h 6m

#AskDave, Vol. 6

Dave describes the deliciousness of Peking duck (0:00) before answering questions sent in by you, the listeners (8:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/20·1h 1m

‘Recipe Club’ Pre-Opening Diaries

Dave talks through the best foods to get delivered (0:00) before discussing the trials and tribulations of spinning off ‘Recipe Club,’ first with Chris Ying and Priya Krishna toward the beginning of production (8:00) and then with just Chris closer to launch (32:30). 'Recipe Club' premieres tomorrow, November 17th. Listen on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/20·51m 46s

Why Work Feels Harder Now. Plus, Dads Vol. 8 With Chef Magnus Nilsson

Dave and his producers talk through the unique fatigue of working during the pandemic (0:00). Then, chef Magnus Nilsson (formerly of the two Michelin-starred Fäviken) joins to discuss his illustrious career, why he called it quits, and parenting in Sweden (31:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/20·1h 27m

Stress-Eating Through the Election, Wine Snobs Are Better Than Beer Snobs, and Everyone Should Eat Gim | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave and his producers recap how they spent election week (0:00) before running through a variety of topics, including slow cookers, pretzels, beer/wine snobs, gim, and stress-eating foods (32:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/20·1h 11m

Processing the 2020 Election. Plus, the Bad Movie Club With Patton Oswalt: ‘Battle Beyond The Stars’ (1980)

Dave and his producers talk through their emotions about the United States’ 2020 election week and debate how the nation could move forward from this historic moment (0:00). Then, Dave and Chris sit down with comedian-actor Patton Oswalt to review the 1980 space-opera film ‘Battle Beyond The Stars’ (44:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/20·1h 45m

Asian Supermarkets, Road Trips, Best Potato Dishes, Horror Films, and Subway Sandwiches | My Opinion Is Fact

Dave and his producers riff on a variety of topics, including mac and cheese, East Asian grocery stores, road trips (and driving in general), makgeolli, the best way to eat a potato, horror movies, Subway sandwiches, and the best thing they ate this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/20·1h 7m

Nut Milk, Kombucha, Lengua (and Other Culinary “Adventures”). Plus: Election Preview With Alex Wagner.

Dave and his producers riff on a few culinary topics including milk substitute beverages, the kombucha craze, and beef tongue. Then, they sit down with politics journalist and ‘The Circus’ cohost Alex Wagner to talk about the state of American politics and the imminent presidential election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/20·1h 15m

My Opinion Is Fact: Instant Coffee, White Claw, and Top-Five Candy Bars

Dave and his producers link up once again for the lightning-round segment now officially named My Opinion Is Fact. Topics include: coffee snobbery, adventures in alcohol, best candy bars, feline pets, pumpkin pie, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/20·58m 24s

33 Rules for Becoming a Chef, Rule 2

Dave and Chris are joined by ‘Top Chef’ star Kwame Onwuachi to discuss racial equity in the culinary industry and explore the second rule from Dave’s "Rules for Becoming a Chef," as detailed his new book ‘Eat a Peach’: Don’t go to cooking school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/20·1h 10m

Best Breakfast Cereals, Tipping During the Pandemic, and Underrated Foods. Plus: Too Small to Fail Vol. 13, With Chef Éric Ripert of Le Bernardin.

Dave and Chris once again power up their state-of-the-art “supercomputer” (which sounds conspicuously like their producer Isaac Lee) to answer a variety of questions posed by its intelligent algorithm. Then, they bring in legendary chef Éric Ripert of Le Bernardin to discuss his illustrious career and impact, as well as the process of reopening his restaurant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/20·1h 28m

#AskDave, Vol. 5

Dave and his producers answer questions sent in by you, the listeners! Topics include: labeling tape, mukbangs, the fallacy of recipes, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/10/20·1h 4m

Dads With a Mom, Chef Asha Gomez. Plus, the Basketball GOAT, Crab vs. Lobster, and Uncomfortable Dinner Table Convos.

Dave and his producers explore a variety of topics algorithmically chosen through a “supercomputer” (0:54) before bringing in chef Asha Gomez to discuss parenting a teenager and educating through food (29:41). If you are an American who has not voted yet, make a plan at votesaveamerica.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/20·1h 21m

Top Five Condiments and East African Food With Hawa Hassan

Dave and Chris are joined by Basbaas CEO Hawa Hassan to discuss introducing the larger American audience to East African cuisine (1:17) before debating their five favorite condiments (31:02). You can preorder Hawa’s book ‘In Bibi’s Kitchen’ wherever books are sold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/20·1h 1m

Good Tortillas and California Politics: The Gustavo Arellano Experience

Dave and Chris are joined by Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano to react to President Donald Trump contracting COVID-19 (0:34) and explain the widely misunderstood political history of California (16:45) before discussing all things tortillas (31:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/20·1h 7m

The Bad Movie Club: ‘The F Word'/'What If’ (2013)

Dave and Chris make the mistake of allowing their producer Isaac Lee to select his favorite film of all time—the Canadian romantic comedy ‘The F Word’ (also known as ‘What If’ in the United States), starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, and Mackenzie Davis—for this episode of The Bad Movie Club. The trio discusses the merits of the movie and the place of the romantic comedy genre within culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/20·1h 7m

Name This Podcast

In yet another new gimmick meant to distract from the goings-on of the world, Dave’s team puts him through a round of rapid-fire questions in the style of ‘Pardon the Interruption.’ Please vote on the name of this podcast on The Dave Chang Show’s social media pages. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/20·1h 2m

33 Rules for Becoming a Chef, Rule 17

In a new recurring feature, the guys explore the rules for becoming a chef as detailed in Dave’s new book, ‘Eat a Peach.’ This week, Benu chef Corey Lee joins to talk about rule 17: don’t edit in your head. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/20·1h 13m

Everything Is Terrible, So Let’s Eat Our Feelings

Dave and Chris Ying briefly take stock of current events (0:11) before ranking their respective top five foods to order for delivery and/or takeout (18:27). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/20·57m 40s

#AskDave, Vol.4

Dave is joined by his producers, Chris Ying and Isaac Lee, for a chaotic and haphazard conversation that goes on for an inarguably exorbitant amount of time (3:12) before finally answering some mailbag questions sent in by you, the listeners (40:26). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/20·1h 9m

Dads, Vol. 6 With Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan

Dave and Chris Ying call up ‘Westworld’ creators and parents of two, Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, to discuss raising children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/20·1h 18m

The Bad Movie Club: ‘The Last Dragon’ (1985)

Dave and Chris Ying are joined by polymath and three-peat guest Eddie Huang to discuss the underappreciated 1985 martial arts comedy film ‘The Last Dragon’ and how the movie became a cultural landmark for Black people and Asian Americans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/20·57m 37s

‘Eat a Peach’ Preopening Diaries With Gabe Ulla

Dave discusses his upcoming book, ‘Eat a Peach: A Memoir,’ with Chris Ying and coauthor Gabe Ulla. ‘Eat a Peach: A Memoir’ releases on September 8, 2020 wherever books are sold; pre-order now online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/20·1h 16m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 12: John Hall

Dave and Chris Ying are joined by Post Office Pies chef John Hall of Birmingham, Alabama, to discuss operating restaurants during COVID-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/20·1h 11m

Dads, Vol. 5 With Ravi Patel (Part 2)

Dave reiterates the urgency for Asian Americans to join in the fight against systemic racism (0:50) before resuming his conversation with actor-filmmaker Ravi Patel on parenting and being parented, as well as his upcoming docuseries ‘Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness’ on HBO Max (10:51). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/20·1h 15m

Dads, Vol. 5 With Ravi Patel (Part 1)

Dave and Chris Ying are joined by actor-filmmaker Ravi Patel to discuss parenting and being parented, as well as his upcoming docuseries ‘Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness’ on HBO Max. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/20·56m 10s

Post-Opening Diaries: Lisa Donovan (‘Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger’)

Dave and Chris Ying catch up with Lisa Donovan, author of the riveting new memoir ‘Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger,’ about what it's like to lay one's entire life out for people to see. The guys marvel at Lisa's strength and her expertise at deploying swear words, while discussing the future of the restaurant business and debating whether or not world-class pastry chefs ever buy pies from a store. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/08/20·1h 33m

#AskDave, Vol. 3

Dave and Chris Ying mercilessly roast their producer, Isaac Lee (0:13), before answering questions submitted by you, the listeners! (11:57) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/20·56m 43s

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 11: Simone Tong

Dave and Chris Ying are joined by chef Simone Tong of Little Tong Noodle Shop to discuss the complexities of opening her new restaurant, Silver Apricot, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/20·56m 21s

Padma Lakshmi: American Food Is Immigrant Food

Dave addresses the rapid closures of many independent restaurants across the United States (1:07) before bringing in ‘Top Chef’ and ‘Taste the Nation’ host Padma Lakshmi to discuss the inseparable relationship between American cuisine as we know it and immigrant culture (14:19). Make your voice heard to the United States Senate at (202) 224-3121. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/20·1h 16m

A Training Session With the World’s Best Executive Coach

Dave and Chris Ying are joined by world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith for a deep exploration of leadership and management. Warning: This episode goes off the rails, even for us—in a good way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/20·1h 11m

The Recipe Club, Vol. 2: Chicken Parm

Dave, Chris Ying, and food writer Priya Krishna debate the best way to prepare a quintessential Italian American dish: chicken parmesan. They each present a recipe and, after individually cooking all three, give their honest critiques. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/20·1h 10m

The Bad Movie Club Redux: ‘Best of the Best’ (1989), With Teddy Zee

Dave and Chris Ying invite film producer Teddy Zee to tell them everything they got wrong about the 1989 martial arts film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/20·1h 1m

What Bruce Lee Means to Asian Americans, With ‘Be Water’ Director Bao Nguyen

Dave and Chris Ying are joined by director Bao Nguyen to discuss his Bruce Lee documentary ‘Be Water,’ which explores the iconic Hong Kong actor’s life, impact, and legacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/20·47m 21s

The Story Behind the Momofuku Chili Crunch, With Eddie Huang

When the Momofuku team announced the arrival of the Chili Crunch, chef and polymath Eddie Huang raised some questions regarding its resemblance to the popular Chinese chili sauce Lao Gan Ma. Naturally, Dave and Chris Ying called him up to discuss the issue at length and explain the roots of the new product. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/20·1h 18m

Waiting for Eddie Huang

While on standby for next week’s guest, Eddie Huang, to join the call, Dave and Chris Ying venture into an interesting conversation that touches on a wide range of topics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/07/20·1h 8m

The Bad Movie Club: ‘Best of the Best’ (1989) With Mina Kimes

Dave and Chris Ying are joined by ESPN’s Mina Kimes to discuss the truly nonsensical martial arts film ‘Best of the Best,’ starring Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, and Sally Kirkland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/20·56m 49s

#AskDave, Vol. 2

Dave is joined by Chris Ying to answer questions sent in by you, the listeners! Topics include: 'Hamilton', air fryers, the Food Network, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/20·46m 34s

Thoughts on Lucky Peach

Dave shares his thoughts on recent news regarding Lucky Peach and the L.A. Times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/07/20·6m 45s

Dads, Vol. 4 With Lolis Elie

Dave and Chris Ying call up food journalist and filmmaker Lolis Elie to discuss parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/20·1h 15m

Rediscovering Black Power With Professor Jeffrey Ogbar

Dave and Chris Ying and joined by Jeffrey Ogbar, professor at the University of Connecticut, historian, and author of ‘Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity.’ They trace the Black Power movement and its various influences, including Asian American advocacy, to the present-day discourse on race relations and racial justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/20·1h 19m

The Recipe Club, Vol. 1: BLT

Dave, Chris Ying, and food writer Priya Krishna debate the best way to prepare a classic American sandwich: the BLT. They each present a recipe and, after individually cooking all three, give their honest critique. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/06/20·1h 8m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 10: Ann Kim

Dave and Chris Ying are joined by Minneapolis chef Ann Kim to hear her unique perspective on operating restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic and being part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/20·1h 19m

Joe Chang (1942–2020)

Dave honors his late father, Joe Chang. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/20·27m 27s

Chris Shepherd: Using Food for Good and Safely Reopening Restaurants

Dave is joined by Houston chef and restaurateur Chris Shepherd to discuss channeling cooking into charitable efforts and the inventive ways to ensure safety as dine-in restaurants begin to reopen across the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/20·1h 11m

Dan Giusti: Black Lives Matter Is More Than a Moment, and How Food Professionals Can Be Part of Social Change

Dave and Chris Ying call up Brigaid chef Dan Giusti to discuss how the Black Lives Matter movement can continue to build long beyond the protests (2:19) and how the restaurant industry can help to create a more equitable society (46:49). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/20·1h 38m

Looking Back at America With Paul Carmichael

Dave and Chris Ying have a cathartic and eye-opening conversation with their friend, chef Paul Carmichael of Momofuku Seiobo. They discuss what Paul's been learning to cook while in quarantine, the underappreciated cuisines of the Caribbean, and the deep roots of today's racial conflicts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/20·1h 6m

How Asian Americans Can Better Support Black Lives Matter

Dave calls up his producers, Chris Ying and Isaac Lee, to explore why Asian Americans can and should advocate for the Black community in the midst of ongoing protests against systemic racism and police brutality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/20·50m 31s

A Conversation With ‘Westworld’ Co-Creator Jonathan Nolan

Dave and Chris Ying call up filmmaker Jonathan Nolan to hear his perspective on a wide range of topics, from interrogating the structures of Western society in light of the global pandemic to the philosophies that underlie his hit series ‘Westworld.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/20·1h 23m

CPG, Normal Pot, and Too Small to Fail, Vol. 9 With Lily Kwong

Dave and Chris Ying explore the idea of restaurants selling consumer packaged goods and review some home cooking equipment (1:39) before calling up renowned landscape artist Lily Kwong to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted her industry and how the idea for Freedom Gardens came about (36:53). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/20·1h 20m

Dads, Vol. 3 With Wylie Dufresne

Dave and Chris Ying are joined by legendary chef and current full-time dad Wylie Dufresne to exchange stories about fathering children in the time of COVID-19. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/20·1h 36m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 8: Ben Leventhal

Dave and Chris Ying call up Ben Leventhal, cofounder of Eater and Resy, to discuss how the hospitality industry will change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/20·1h 10m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 7: Restaurant Closures | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying speak to Lincoln Carson of Bon Temps (2:44), Eric Bost of Auburn (29:54), and Marguerite Mariscal of Momofuku (55:08) about the experience of closing restaurants due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/20·1h 28m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 6: Jim Kim | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying call up former World Bank president and epidemiology expert Jim Kim to discuss the science-based methods for the United States to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/20·1h 8m

The Bad Movie Club: ‘Burnt’ (2015) | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying call up food personality Joe House to discuss the universally panned 2015 chef drama ‘Burnt’ and explain everything wrong with the film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/20·1h 22m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 5: Wylie Dufresne | The Dave Chang Show

Dave offers up an idea for the food delivery infrastructure in a post-COVID America (1:07) before calling up Chris Ying and legendary chef Wylie Dufresne to discuss how the pandemic has changed the restaurant industry and will continue to change it (8:18). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/20·1h 9m

#AskDave, Vol. 1 | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying sit down to answer questions submitted by you, the listeners! Topics include: eating raw chicken, salting pasta water, food festivals, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/20·1h 3m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 4: Eddie Huang | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying call up BaoHaus chef Eddie Huang to discuss his recent move to Taipei, what Americans can learn from many East Asian countries’ success in handling the COVID-19 pandemic, how the popularity of Taiwanese cuisine could grow in the Western world, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/20·1h 22m

Dads, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show

Dave calls up Majordomo Media head creative and father of two Chris Ying to discuss parenting young children under quarantine. Topics include: mispronouncing names in children’s books, the unique experience of falling asleep while playing with a baby, Dave’s kimchi recipe, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/20·1h 24m

Too Small To Fail, Vol. 3: Jessica Koslow | The Dave Chang Show

Dave explains his recent ventures on Instagram (2:32) before calling up Jessica Koslow of Sqirl and Chris Ying to discuss reshuffling a restaurant to give back to the community during this difficult time (13:44). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/20·1h 9m

The Bad Movie Club: ‘Demolition Man’ (1993) | The Dave Chang Show

Dave addresses the increasingly perilous state of the restaurant industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic (1:08) before calling up his producers Chris Ying and Isaac Lee to explore the 1993 sci-fi/action film ‘Demolition Man’ in admittedly absurd fashion (29:53). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/04/20·1h 27m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 2: Marguerite Mariscal | The Dave Chang Show

Dave and Chris Ying call up Momofuku CEO Marguerite Mariscal to discuss how the Momofuku restaurant group has navigated the COVID-19 pandemic thus far and how to move forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/20·1h 4m

‘Tigertail’ Pre-Opening Diaries | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with filmmaker Alan Yang to discuss his deeply personal film ‘Tigertail’ and how it portrays the Asian American experience. ‘Tigertail’ releases tomorrow, April 10, exclusively on Netflix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/20·1h 9m

Too Small to Fail, Vol. 1: Corey Lee | The Dave Chang Show

Dave gives his homemade crepe recipe (0:37) before calling up three-Michelin-starred chef Corey Lee of Benu to discuss how the restaurant industry will have to change and rebuild in a post-pandemic world (14:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/20·1h 25m

Mr. Moms, Vol. 1: Cooking for Your Family in Quarantine | The Dave Chang Show

In the first (and possibly last) episode of ‘Mr. Moms,’ Dave calls up Majordomo Media head creative and father of two Chris Ying to explore the challenges of cooking for their respective families while sheltering in place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/20·1h 8m

Honoring Floyd Cardoz, Vendors During Quarantine, Instant Pots Are Stupid, and Regrowing Scallions | The Dave Chang Show

Dave pays his respects to the late, great Floyd Cardoz, who passed away on March 25, 2020, due to complications from contracting COVID-19 (0:57). Then, he calls up Majordomo Media head of creative Chris Ying to discuss the importance of protecting vendors in the COVID-19 era (10:20), the undeniable stupidity of the Instant Pot fad (39:34), a valuable lesson that can be learned from the survivalist trick of regrowing scallions (53:40), and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/20·1h 12m

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Hurting the Restaurant Industry | The Dave Chang Show

Dave is joined by Majordomo Media’s head of creative Chris Ying to discuss the devastation that the COVID-19 pandemic is inflicting upon the restaurant industry and the policies that can be implemented to counteract it. We encourage you to contact your representatives through the United States Capitol hotline at (202) 224-3121. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/20·33m 37s

The Legacy of Gray Kunz, Quart Containers, and Frozen Peas. Plus: The Current State of Geopolitics With Ian Bremmer | The Dave Chang Show

Dave honors the life of the late great chef Gray Kunz, explains the utility of quart containers, and illustrates the unique advantages of frozen produce (1:09) before bringing in GZERO Media founder Ian Bremmer to discuss how geopolitics has changed in the modern age (15:58). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/20·1h 9m

‘Ugly Delicious’ Opening Diaries, With Morgan Neville | The Dave Chang Show

Dave gives some restaurant recommendations, offers an alternative to hand sanitizer, and explains his declining interest for baseball (0:41) before sitting down with Oscar-winning director of ‘Ugly Delicious’ Morgan Neville to discuss how the series came about and evolving the show for the second season (11:47). ‘Ugly Delicious’ season 2 is now available to stream on Netflix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/20·1h 6m

‘Ugly Delicious’ Season 2 Preview, the Teflon Wok, and Jerry Saltz, Vol. 2 | The Dave Chang Show

On the 100th episode of ‘The Dave Chang Show,’ Dave gives a preview of the upcoming second season of ‘Ugly Delicious’ and discusses the many uses of the teflon wok (1:46) before bringing in one of the most popular guests in show history, the Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Jerry Saltz, to further explore the intricacies of the creative process (16:41). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/03/20·1h 27m

Spoons, Restaurant Recs, and Fly Fishing. Plus: Huey Lewis! | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with his producer, Isaac Lee, to discuss the importance of cooking spoons, recent food adventures, and the appeal of fly fishing (1:39). Then Dave is joined by rock legend Huey Lewis to discuss the iconic musician’s life and career (26:48). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/20·1h 28m

Ko Post-Opening Diaries | The Dave Chang Show

Even for a Momofuku restaurant, Ko has gone through a lot of changes since opening its doors in 2008, all while maintaining two Michelin stars for the majority of its existence. Dave sits down with executive chef Sean Gray and general manager Su Wong Ruiz to discuss how Ko evolved through the years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/20·1h 30m

How Sweetgreen Became Sweetgreen, With Nicolas Jammet | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with Sweetgreen co-founder Nicolas Jammet to discuss the creation and growth of the restaurant chain as well as the philosophies behind the company’s ethos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/20·1h 12m

‘Olympic Dreams’ Pre-Opening Diaries, With Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with ‘Olympic Dreams’ filmmakers Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas to discuss the making of the unique romantic comedy set at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games. You can watch ‘Olympic Dreams’ in theaters starting February 14, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/20·1h 7m

A Candid Conversation Between Chef and Critic, With Adam Platt | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with New York Magazine’s esteemed food critic Adam Platt to discuss the unique relationship between restaurants and their media counterparts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/20·1h 28m

‘Briarpatch’ Pre-Opening Diaries, With Andy Greenwald | The Dave Chang Show

Dave is joined by cohost of ‘The Watch’ and creator of the upcoming USA Network series ‘Briarpatch’ Andy Greenwald to discuss the transition from critic to creator, the natural anxieties that escalate during the lead-up to a release, and the best way to deal with the forthcoming response from critics and fans. Tune into ‘Briarpatch’ on USA Network every Thursday at 10 p.m., starting on February 6. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/20·1h 22m

Cooking As an Art, Vol. 4, With Alex Ross | The Dave Chang Show

The culinary arts may seem to be only nominally related to the arts, but there are more similarities between the food world and the art world than you might think. Having already examined the connection with the visual arts, Dave sits down with esteemed New Yorker music critic Alex Ross to discuss the parallels between music—namely, classical music—and cooking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/20·1h 21m

Majordomo Meat & Fish Pre-opening Diaries | The Dave Chang Show

Dave sits down with key members from across the Momofuku team to discuss the opening of three new restaurants in the Palazzo tower at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas: Majordomo Me