Majordomo Media, co-founder by US chef Dave Chang has launched its first project featuring the outspoken Korean-American chef. The Dave Chang show is a new podcast that has just been released. The first five episodes feature the chef in conversation with Bill Simmons, founder of The Ringer, the producing partner of Majordomo Media about dining, anger management, living in Los Angeles and the difficulties of opening a new restaurant.
Chang, who is mostly known for his award-winning Momofuku restaurant and group recently opened Majordomo, the first restaurant in Los Angeles. He recently also created and hosted a series of Netflix called Ugly Delicious as well as creating what was one of the most iconic food magazines (now defunct) Lucky Peach.
He said that anyone who likes food a little bit, is stuck in traffic or sitting on a train and wants to know what really goes into running a restaurant should listen to the podcast. He said listeners may also be people who have heard him talk before and for some reason want to hear more from him about the intersection of cooking, culture, art, sports, music and Blade Runner.
While the first five episodes will be Dave Chang’s conversations with Bill Simmons about a particularly difficult period for the chef (he was gearing up for the opening of Majordomo, the first restaurant in Los Angeles, launching Ugly Delicious, going to South Korea to cover the Olympics for NBC and announcing Majordomo Media, Dave Chang said that he will be inviting guests from all over the place from chefs, to filmmakers, writers, athletes, farmers, family members to talk about the overlap between the various crafts. “I’m hoping to cry on some of their shoulders, learn from them about the creative process and hear about their guiltiest pleasures.”
In the first episode, Dave sounds stressed but assures his listeners that he is fine. “If I sound a bit agitated or stressed, it is because I was. I like stress. I like dwelling in it and figuring out why I’m feeling it. I think it’s more productive than focusing on the positives. I promise we are gonna have fun though,” he said.
This is a must for all podcast junkies who are into food.
The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Sticher.