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(CNN)   Celebrity Chef David Chang won a million dollars on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' and gave it all to his restaurant workers   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-12-01 12:53:02 AM  
They then released his family unharmed.
 
2020-12-01 1:32:01 AM  
Good for you, who-ever you are
 
2020-12-01 5:23:14 AM  

Bob Down: Good for you, who-ever you are


He's a chef that I respect. Good attitude to and from the industry. He does fusion from a place of knowledge, not just "this is gonna be cool" but has a good attitude about food and the profession.
 
2020-12-01 7:07:30 AM  
Charity begins at home.

Good on him.
 
2020-12-01 7:17:10 AM  
Saw the recap on Kimmel last night -- this is awesome.

This headline is a bit misleading, though. Southern Smoke Foundation is not just something for HIS restaurant workers, but workers in the industry as a whole. Headline also kind of implies he had a choice -- he was playing for charity the entire time, not himself.
 
2020-12-01 7:51:15 AM  
I was not aware that show existed. I'm also not aware of how Jimmy Kimmel keeps getting work.
 
2020-12-01 8:43:40 AM  

hubiestubert: He does fusion from a place of knowledge


That it is the cuisine of the future, and it always will be?
 
2020-12-01 8:45:47 AM  
He comes off as a smug, opinionated arsehole who is entirely incapable of listening to anyone who disagrees with him about anything on Ugly Delicious.

I wonder what his fark handle is.
 
2020-12-01 8:55:05 AM  

MoriartyLives: He comes off as a smug, opinionated arsehole who is entirely incapable of listening to anyone who disagrees with him about anything on Ugly Delicious.

I wonder what his fark handle is.


Granted, I only know him from TV and books and magazines. He's certainly pugnacious. However, he seems pretty generally respectful. He takes strong positions on things, but he fully understands that other knowledgeable and talented people disagree with him and he invites the argument. So, yeah, he's opinionated, but he doesn't seem to want others to simply accept his opinions; he doesn't seem like he would respect a sycophant. He respects people who will stand their ground, provided they can support their claims. And, as Hubie notes above, he respects expertise and hard work.
 
2020-12-01 9:32:21 AM  

Bob Down: Good for you, who-ever you are


Watch _Ugly Delicious_.
Well done Mr FoodMan. Well done.
 
2020-12-01 9:34:35 AM  
He's got a decent podcast, too. I discovered it when a friend recommended it, and I wasn't expecting to be fascinated by an hour and a half discussion of Korean fermentation pottery. OK, I was expecting to be fascinated.
 
2020-12-01 9:37:29 AM  

hubiestubert: Bob Down: Good for you, who-ever you are

He's a chef that I respect. Good attitude to and from the industry. He does fusion from a place of knowledge, not just "this is gonna be cool" but has a good attitude about food and the profession.


His podcast is pretty good too.
 
2020-12-01 9:40:05 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: hubiestubert: Bob Down: Good for you, who-ever you are

He's a chef that I respect. Good attitude to and from the industry. He does fusion from a place of knowledge, not just "this is gonna be cool" but has a good attitude about food and the profession.

His podcast is pretty good too.


And it's called ........ ?
 
2020-12-01 9:49:36 AM  

dionysusaur: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: hubiestubert: Bob Down: Good for you, who-ever you are

He's a chef that I respect. Good attitude to and from the industry. He does fusion from a place of knowledge, not just "this is gonna be cool" but has a good attitude about food and the profession.

His podcast is pretty good too.

And it's called ........ ?


"Let Me Google That For You" -- check it out sometime! Highly recommend the content.
 
2020-12-01 9:52:44 AM  

dionysusaur: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: hubiestubert: Bob Down: Good for you, who-ever you are

He's a chef that I respect. Good attitude to and from the industry. He does fusion from a place of knowledge, not just "this is gonna be cool" but has a good attitude about food and the profession.

His podcast is pretty good too.

And it's called ........ ?


The Dave Chang Show.


And there's a recent spinoff they've also launched called "Recipe Club" where he and 2 guests each pick a recipe for a specific dish and they all have to make it and determine whose was the best.  It started as a topic he'd do on the regular podcast (first one was BLTs) and now it's a separate show, most recently going through turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing in the lead up to Thanksgiving.
 
2020-12-01 9:56:40 AM  

Pestifer: He's got a decent podcast, too. I discovered it when a friend recommended it, and I wasn't expecting to be fascinated by an hour and a half discussion of Korean fermentation pottery. OK, I was expecting to be fascinated.


The episode right after Bourdain's death was pretty crushing.
 
2020-12-01 10:22:50 AM  

Marcos P: I was not aware that show existed. I'm also not aware of how Jimmy Kimmel keeps getting work.


I don't own a tv, computer, or cell phone, and even I know about that show. I had to send a postcard to Drew just to get this posted on Fark.
 
2020-12-01 10:38:51 AM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: dionysusaur: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: hubiestubert: Bob Down: Good for you, who-ever you are

He's a chef that I respect. Good attitude to and from the industry. He does fusion from a place of knowledge, not just "this is gonna be cool" but has a good attitude about food and the profession.

His podcast is pretty good too.

And it's called ........ ?

"Let Me Google That For You" -- check it out sometime! Highly recommend the content.


There are several, hence my question.
 
2020-12-01 12:56:30 PM  
They play for charity on the "celebrity" version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. It's not like he was taking money out of his bank account. It was never his to begin with.
 
2020-12-01 1:05:00 PM  

abhorrent1: They play for charity on the "celebrity" version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. It's not like he was taking money out of his bank account. It was never his to begin with.


Yeah, the headline is misleading on a couple of levels.  However, it was pretty ballsy of him to go for the million dollar question with the uncertainty of the answer between him and his lifeline.
 
2020-12-01 1:05:20 PM  
A friend and I were in New York City and went to momofuku. It wasn't open yet so we stood outside and chatted and waited half an hour so we were the first ones in the door. We ordered and then about 5 minutes later he actually came over, thanked us for waiting, and gave us a few piece of his incredible fried chicken with caviar on the house. it was an incredibly wonderful surprise and an incredibly delicious afternoon.
 
2020-12-01 1:14:10 PM  

cocozilla: A friend and I were in New York City and went to momofuku. It wasn't open yet so we stood outside and chatted and waited half an hour so we were the first ones in the door. We ordered and then about 5 minutes later he actually came over, thanked us for waiting, and gave us a few piece of his incredible fried chicken with caviar on the house. it was an incredibly wonderful surprise and an incredibly delicious afternoon.


That's pretty cool.

If you like to cook, I highly recommend the Momofuku book.
 
2020-12-01 2:19:31 PM  

phlegmjay: MoriartyLives: He comes off as a smug, opinionated arsehole who is entirely incapable of listening to anyone who disagrees with him about anything on Ugly Delicious.

I wonder what his fark handle is.

Granted, I only know him from TV and books and magazines. He's certainly pugnacious. However, he seems pretty generally respectful. He takes strong positions on things, but he fully understands that other knowledgeable and talented people disagree with him and he invites the argument. So, yeah, he's opinionated, but he doesn't seem to want others to simply accept his opinions; he doesn't seem like he would respect a sycophant. He respects people who will stand their ground, provided they can support their claims. And, as Hubie notes above, he respects expertise and hard work.


You might like this if you haven't already seen it.

[INGLESE] Anthony Bourdain - 8x05 - Japan (Cook it Raw)
 
2020-12-01 2:32:30 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: cocozilla: A friend and I were in New York City and went to momofuku. It wasn't open yet so we stood outside and chatted and waited half an hour so we were the first ones in the door. We ordered and then about 5 minutes later he actually came over, thanked us for waiting, and gave us a few piece of his incredible fried chicken with caviar on the house. it was an incredibly wonderful surprise and an incredibly delicious afternoon.

That's pretty cool.

If you like to cook, I highly recommend the Momofuku book.


Seconded. Great cookbook and memoir and snapshot of businesses at a particular time in their life cycle.
 
2020-12-01 2:34:04 PM  

Evil Mackerel: phlegmjay: MoriartyLives: He comes off as a smug, opinionated arsehole who is entirely incapable of listening to anyone who disagrees with him about anything on Ugly Delicious.

I wonder what his fark handle is.

Granted, I only know him from TV and books and magazines. He's certainly pugnacious. However, he seems pretty generally respectful. He takes strong positions on things, but he fully understands that other knowledgeable and talented people disagree with him and he invites the argument. So, yeah, he's opinionated, but he doesn't seem to want others to simply accept his opinions; he doesn't seem like he would respect a sycophant. He respects people who will stand their ground, provided they can support their claims. And, as Hubie notes above, he respects expertise and hard work.

You might like this if you haven't already seen it.

[INGLESE] Anthony Bourdain - 8x05 - Japan (Cook it Raw)


Great, fascinating episode.
 
2020-12-01 4:28:23 PM  

abhorrent1: They play for charity on the "celebrity" version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. It's not like he was taking money out of his bank account. It was never his to begin with.


well, he gave his time to participate on the show, and was able to perform in a pretty nerve-wracking setting, AND was smart enough to get to the final round and win it, having picked a charity that seems to be making a difference, instead of one of those crappy charities that have "operating costs" of 90%.

Seems to me all of that was pretty generous of the guy
 
2020-12-01 4:44:38 PM  

hubiestubert: He's a chef that I respect. Good attitude to and from the industry. He does fusion from a place of knowledge, not just "this is gonna be cool" but has a good attitude about food and the profession.


Wish you hadn't helped it out. It just encourages it to tell everyone it doesn't even own a TV and both sides are bad.

And yes, "Ugly Delicious" is very good television.
 
2020-12-01 6:29:11 PM  
Well, they will only see half of it, as he'll have to pay half of it in taxes.
 
2020-12-01 6:38:52 PM  

dionysusaur: Eddie Hazel's E string: dionysusaur: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: hubiestubert: Bob Down: Good for you, who-ever you are

He's a chef that I respect. Good attitude to and from the industry. He does fusion from a place of knowledge, not just "this is gonna be cool" but has a good attitude about food and the profession.

His podcast is pretty good too.

And it's called ........ ?

"Let Me Google That For You" -- check it out sometime! Highly recommend the content.

There are several, hence my question.


The Dave Chang show is on Bill Simmons' website TheRinger.com

I enjoy it.  *shrugs*
 
2020-12-01 10:41:41 PM  
I didn't know who he was, but he seemed like a nice guy. He got lucky on the final answer, if the phone a friend didn't get cut off, I don't think he makes that guess.
 
2020-12-02 12:29:20 PM  

MoriartyLives: He comes off as a smug, opinionated arsehole who is entirely incapable of listening to anyone who disagrees with him about anything on Ugly Delicious.

I wonder what his fark handle is.


He's pretty well regarded in the restaurant industry as being a nice guy. He is exceptionally smart when it comes to food and the restaurant business, and that can be perceived as smugness (I guess, if you are looking for it). Generally though I've never thought that about him, I see him as a passionate guy with his own opinions and that's allowed - especially a field that is literally rooted in taste and is therefore completely subjective to the consumer/producer.
 
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