New Netflix Food Show Promising 'All The Flavour, None Of The BS' Already A Huge Hit
Any food fans will be fully aware of the massive catalogue of food and drink-related TV shows doing the rounds, from light-hearted programmes like Great British Bake Off and Man Vs. Food to slightly more serious ones like Chef's Table and MasterChef.
Whatever it is that you watch, it's all about salivating over delicious things from across the world without having to hop on a plane to find it - or step into the kitchen to make it.
But there's a new kid on the block, and it's already a massive hit with Netflix viewers.
Ugly Delicious is a series from award-winning chef David Chang, who leads both his guests and his viewers on a mouthwatering, cross-cultural hunt for the world's most satisfying scran.
"All the flavor. None of the BS," the programme synopsis tells us, which definitely sounds like a mantra we can get on board with.
Chang is the founder of the Momofuku restaurant group - including the two Michelin star Momofuku Ko in New York, along with several others in America and across the globe.
"Food is such a perfect vehicle to talk about culture because it's something that we can all relate to," Chang told Refinery29.
"You can have many viewpoints and one can be just as valid as the other."
Chang also talks about one of his first loves - pizza. Specifically, Domino's pizza.
"That was the first pizza I grew up eating," he said. "I remember being able to get Domino's delivered and to get that as a treat once a month or once every couple weeks - that was just the best. I grew up thinking Domino's was the best.
"But there's quite the contrast between the pizzas in Naples and Tokyo versus Domino's versus Lucali's pizza in Brooklyn. Again you'd think a lot of people would dislike Domino's, but numbers prove otherwise - I think many, many people around the world love Domino's. I think there is a time and place for it, at least for me."
The series only recently went out on Netflix, but it's already a firm favourite with viewers.
If there's the ultimate thing I LOVE about #UglyDelicious is the way they explore cultural appropriation with food, which for some reason with the many food documentaries out there is so rarely explored. This goes into it with so much depth and passion. Admirable, and important.
- Vanessa Clark (@FoxxyGlamKitty) February 23, 2018
'Ugly Delicious' on Netflix is such a good show just binged it
- dummies (@dumbfoundead) February 25, 2018
Ugly Delicious on Netflix. Thank me later.
- squad mami (@alanalovee) February 28, 2018
if u love food network/food shows watch ugly delicious on netflix!!!
- mariah:sparkles: (@lilhomieriah) February 28, 2018
Netflix also recently announced another food series, Nailed It, which is a reality TV show that hilariously pits average bakers against each other to reproduce some epic looking cakes - finding out, in turn, that it's nowhere near as easy as it seems, and letting us laugh at the results.
While we're on the case, make sure you also give Somebody Feed Phil a watch. Presented by Phli Rosenthal, the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, the show takes viewers to popular places around the world, and gives insight to everything from cheap street food through to high-end restaurants.
It definitely all beats watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives repeats on loop, doesn't it?
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