David Chang, the creator of New York City’s famed Momofuku, is about to show off his new documentary, Ugly Delicious, on Netflix. According to a report from Us Weekly, the series will follow Chang throughout eight episodes as he travels the world and tries out different kinds of food within various cultures.
The award-winning chef said foods are a crucial aspect of human life, for obvious reasons. Not only does it keep us alive, but it also unites us as a species and it “creates connections across cultures,” an undeniable fact.
In every major city across North America, different stores, and marketplaces showcase a variety of foods prepared in a way unique to the culture of those who prepare it.
With that thought in mind, Chang revealed his new production would allow people to explore food, cuisines, and other cultures while sharing honest opinions and candid conversations.
Excited to have the opportunity with @uglydelicious to talk honestly about food, something we all have in common. Lots and lots of great people (like @aliwong here) worked hard on this show. We have strong opinions and we are honest, but really proud to have everyone come together. More coming soon @netflix Out February 23.
The restaurateur will work with prolific figures like Nick Kroll, Steve Yuen, Alan Yang, and Jimmy Kimmel, who are all food enthusiasts in their own right.
Chang said the writers on the show are hoping to “break down cultural barriers,” and tackle misconceptions to discover what food really means to us as a culture and as a society.
Each society has a way of preparing, cooking, and cleaning which reflects the culture in which it is created. The show will demonstrate the essential connections between those meanings and society.
The production will start out with Chang visiting places in Houston, Texas, Neapolitan Pizza in Tokyo, and good old-fashioned home cooking in Copenhagen.
In a preview for the show, Chang visits a restaurant with his acquaintance, comedian Ali Wong, where the two discover the lack of clarity and authenticity in Yelp reviews. As for who will produce the upcoming series, Morgan Neville – through his company, Tremolo Productions – will take on the task.