Next month, the Momofuku emperor returns to Netflix, for his first food show in six long years. This morning, the streaming service dropped the trailer for Ugly Delicious, a new series debuting February 23 that is somehow only David Chang’s second. (PBS got the first: the 2012 season of The Mind of a Chef.) It’s being described as a sort of Bourdain-style exploration of food as a “bridge between cultures,” and will star Chang as a host who chats with chefs, writers, artists, and entertainers about the shared experience of comfort food while globe-trotting to different restaurants — presumably spots specializing in patty melts, Korean street food, and other dishes Chang has been known to hashtag #uglydelicious on Instagram.
Take a peak at the trailer here:
Netflix has also tapped the Oscar winner behind 2014’s 20 Feet From Stardom, Morgan Neville, to direct and produce the eight-episode docuseries. Chang adds they wanted to show that food is “something we all have in common” and “an essential part of who we are and how we create connections across cultures.” Joining him in said quest is Chang’s usual crew (chefs like René Redzepi) plus big industry names like fellow Korean-food fanatic Roy Choi and food critic Ruth Reichl. Chang says to expect “strong opinions and honest conversations about food.”