The latest original doc series from Netflix aims to challenge audiences’ taste buds and minds.
Ugly Delicious, from Academy Award-winning director Morgan Neville (pictured), follows chef David Chang as he travels the world with writers, chefs, activists and artists who use food to break down cultural barriers and tackle misconceptions.
Chang is the chef and founder of Momofuku, which has locations in New York City, Washington DC, Sydney, Toronto, Las Vegas, and one set for Los Angeles in early 2018. He has appeared on Top Chef and Top Chef Canada and was featured on Netflix’s successful series Chef’s Table.
Chang’s guests will include comedians such as Ali Wong and Jimmy Kimmel; chefs Massimo Bottura, Sean Brock, Diep Tran and Ray Garcia; and writers Peter Meehan, Ruth Reichl, Jonathan Gold, Evan Kleiman.
The eight-part series, produced by Neville’s Tremolo Productions, looks to venture outside the world of polished kitchens, exploring cuisines such as Viet-Cajun in Houston, Neapolitan Pizza in Tokyo and home cooking in Copenhagen.
“Food is something we all have in common. It’s an essential part of who we are and how we create connections across cultures,” said Chang, in a release. “In that spirit, we brought together some of the people we admire most to make Ugly Delicious a collaborative forum, a place where it’s okay to have strong opinions and honest conversations about food.”
Ugly Delicious is produced by Tremolo Productions. Morgan Neville, David Chang, Eddie Schmidt, Peter Meehan, Christopher Chen, Lisa Nishimura, Ben Cotner and Adam Del Deo serve as executive producers.