The Mind of a Chef
- 6 Seasons
"The Mind of a Chef" is a popular food-oriented television series that was created by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. This program transcends far beyond the average cooking show by focusing on the mind and perspective of chef and restaurant owner David Chang. The show is fast-paced with multiple segments and maintains a sense of humor. Each episode of "The Mind of a Chef" is narrated by Anthony Bourdain and explores the connection between the preparation of food items and the world around us. There are frequent trips to where food products are made or grown as well as introductions to unusual variations on familiar recipes. One episode of "The Mind of a Chef" is dedicated to noodles most notably ramen noodles. In this episode recipes using ramen noodles are prepared, a scientific analysis of the noodles is offered and David Chang tours a noodle factory in Japan. On other episodes Mr. Chang bakes cakes and other desserts, plays golf, tours open air markets and offers variations on cooking specific types of seafood. David Chang travels to a wide variety of destinations worldwide on "The Mind of a Chef". In most episodes he visits at least one restaurant or other type of food-related business. In any given episode of the show Mr. Chang may be visiting Spain, Japan, Canada or somewhere in the United States. The cooking segments on the "The Mind of a Chef" are mostly shot on location in the kitchens of David Chang's restaurants. The viewer gets a closeup view of a chef in action while learning how to prepare delicious recipes. Quite often Mr. Chang is joined in the kitchen by other well-known chefs and they cook their signature dishes. In-depth step by step recipes are also presented on "The Mind of a Chef". These can range from variations on simple soups and sandwiches to classic French dinner entrees and desserts.