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Asians have the highest incomes in the United States

The Dave Chang Show

04:35 min | 9 months ago

Asians have the highest incomes in the United States

"According to the US census in two thousand Seventeen Asian people at the highest median household income in this country by a lot, which is more than twice the median household income of black people. And that's what we're talking about. Here is that we have intentionally assimilated into white society. I mean we have to kind of exam kind of interrogate the fact that most Asian Americans have a white American accent. That's because we have assimilated with White Society, so let's start from the start acknowledging that we have done that. That's I think the bias that a lot of asian-americans come from is that we have surrounded ourselves with white people and have kind of neglected understanding, other minority communities namely the black community. Well Look I. The the truth is I. Didn't I never grew up around black people I think Ron. Any black people there was one black kid in my middle school and I watched him get relentlessly made fun of and I stood by didn't do anything about it and I have a lot of guilt associated with that, but like the truth is. I was I had no exposure to black people until college. My parents didn't have any black friends. It starts there. It starts with not having that experience like I. I'm not GonNa pretend that like I. Spend most of my days hanging out with black people like I, said I have a limited number of black friends now like it's not, you know luckily. I I work in food media where I get to encounter a much broader range of people than I, did growing up, but like I wanted to speak very frankly about my own experience in that is like. I just didn't have that exposure. My parents had even less of it. and. Their perspective is informed very differently from ours. And I think it's really important that we have these conversations with them, but we have to just sort of. Remember how hard it is to empathize with the group that you have no contact with. But we need everybody to see this right and this is the giant Delta between. What we need them to know and what they WANNA know, of course, look, it's interesting. Right because the three of us are maybe not. The ideal group because. We all have had ambitions to be heard we all in our own ways. We've wanted to be out there. Dave is very out there. But I don't think and tell me if I'm wrong but like. I don't think that the previous generation. Our parents have any desire to stick out. They don't want to stick their necks out there. I'm just talking about the model minority thing again. That's not that's not their parents. Generation that's Asian culture, too. Yeah. I think that's pervasive over across generations I think even now the prevailing attitude of Asian Americans, I can speak for my generation, generally speaking of an aberration like I'm very outspoken, but I'm the aberration. I'm the exception to the rule out of times and that. That kinda needs to change especially as it pertains to very important issues like this like police brutality against black people like we should be at the forefront of this, we should be allying. I was at the protests on Saturday in mid city Los. Angeles and I saw a bunch of Asian people in that gave me a lot of hope but Asian people make up about ten eleven percent of the population Los Angeles I don't think we were ten percent of the crowd that was out there marching. And we can do better. We can do better as asian-americans. Madge. If you're listening to this right and I was like this isn't a podcast. This is just a conversation. Well, yeah because I don't think there's anything you can't talk about right now. Other than what's happening I. Think it's so important that we need to have an honest conversation with my friends that I work with about how we can. Change perspectives and shift the alignment so old generation to generation to the newest generation all on the same page. Because the reason you're here and you have the civil liberties that you do have is simply because. Black. People had to go through slavery. They've had to endure the most. Awful of atrocities. Jim Crow Segregation. Now voter suppression everything is wrong and built against black people yet. Somehow people have benefited from it. And I can see a lot of Asian people being. That's not our problem. Well it is your problem because I don't think is right for you to benefit and to not have any issues right because someone else's carrying the burden.

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"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

12:33 min | 10 months ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"Economically financially. It wasn't making a lot of money but it was an advocate my salary tobacco house managers on and get them off of unemployment It was enough to pay for the healthcare for employs the railroad and we have about five or six weeks Or until the decision made incision process came about looking at what we were losing in costs. losing in in revenue. How much money might investor had put into this from? We haven't had one yet obviously We were just touching the occasional break. Even point I thought why trevorrow actually for US looking at The rest of the year I assault on the right track. We're GONNA get there but my best is not very well diversified. There's a lot of money in restaurants in the restaurant industry and for us being So new having so much money put into already a not knowing what was to come out. I'm counting seasons restaurant. Looking at you know a Barlett Twelve is gacy for Logan. Six Foot fluorosis looking at all the tables after away looking at. Where is this really? Leave US how. We allowed forty businesses. Assure you guys to private parties. That weren't going back. It really came about from how much more was going to have to keep it of load and having the big unknown And just during the numbers and it was certainly not a decision at Kmart as a decision came through Financial Model and looking at the viability of our sensitive. Make can I ask I? I know this guy sound like a dumb question but removing the heart aspect of removing. How the the painful aspect of it can I ask about that financial just the math? Just the numbers. That part of the decision was that was. There was a gray area or was pretty black and white. As as far as what needed to be done. I think from the point of view of Our accountants it was very blocking y. I've a very hard time. Removing the hardest. I literally live next door. The restaurant I made my life for the past couple of years. count on two hands the number of days off of taking over the past year and my daughter's from there so it was not a decision that comes easily to me. I certainly wasn't on the percents Don't know how many other people can be visited in other businesses because there's so much less money to keep us going in and would we be able to keep it afloat on revenue generating or would it be a downward spiral and continuing to lose that You guys are still mentor. The restaurant than now living Yeah I'm hiding out with a couple of friends of the country on as soon as we shut it down. We were done with the closing process. That's the family of the car. Came up to very will hurt us In the in the hills just trying to weigh low a little baton chef. It's it's Dave Chang here when you were looking at the table and thinking about the future as we all are in the restaurant industry about what that looks like Even in good times it's been difficult and again I don't know if people understand that first year restaurant is crucial because it takes minimum six months to sort of find your footing and it almost always takes about a year and obviously with your pedigree and what you know. It was never a question of lack of expertise. You know it was. It was just like give it time and everyone I know. Put you in the highest regards of being one of the very best so you know. Bon Temps was a restaurant that I want to check out unfortunately to spend a little bit more time because my wife gave birth in New York City and that prevented me from checking things out as much as I'd like to. But you know we have a restaurant downtown. That's currently closed. And we're we've been trying to figure out what the economics looks like. But before you get there what were some of the things you've been asking ourselves with the six feet away. And how do you even do things like taste food and did you? Did you go through like all the the rabbit hole of what that even looks like? I think I think even before we started talking out and you start hearing the noise from from the politicians right like well. This is what restaurants are going to need to do to reopen the before. You know the first thing that came to mind for me the knowing how hard hit everyone restaurant industry or other industry was going to be. The world doesn't need another expensive restaurant right now and I think we were really looking hard. At what our model was in how we could really make it more inclusive more approachable arms wide open for any kind of experience that he wanted to come to a restaurant for Unless Hey I don't think we're an expensive restaurant but I think with recession of you know having a lot of ingredients available on the time we're looking at that as a ploy away from that aspect in and maybe a little bit more approachable kids calling to launch Brian. That was purely from a Gaza point of view and then we start looking at the dining room physically counting egg. Okay this this Taylor has that. Party's a chain is now gonNA be untenable. Would we do this on the table? That Twelve in the wine room the were designed to be really much more video space or no barge fares. How do we make that work? Because I'm going to be. Losing physically is not just cutting received in house because you're lay out restaurant and maybe cutting far below the We're fortunate to have a large outdoor seating area which I think would've been a good draw us. You know one of the one of the models that also would have had to have changes will shifting to to go and shift into trying to visit whatever business we could muster out. A wasn't time to sit down with a cossacks that now. This is the concert. This is Russian rest This is what we what we found that it was more about. What will work in this new environment? Not What we want to make work. I mean part of it is to like the the kinds of foods You know we had widely defraying on a couple couple of weeks ago and it's like do I want to be making this kind of and this kind of environment is that even meaningful and brings me joy you know. And that's what I've been asking myself with my own team. It's like okay again. We might make sloppy joes but basically. That's what we have to get excited about making every day you can you can you can you muster up the incur the spirit to be like okay? Let's let's do a thousand portions of sloppy joes in Coleslaw. And there's nothing wrong with that but that's a different kind of business. Would you got in this for but also I know if you're not in the business you're not gonNA understand that we have this resolve and the ability to adapt. It's not about not adapting. It's just like what is even possible to do on day in day out basis with the ability to pay all your bills and your rent and your fixed costs I just don't I just don't have any answers either. Yeah some people like you got to evolve. It's simple you gotta do whatever you can. I was like that's what we always do anyway. And I think one of the frustrating things about this is everything that we do in a normal scenario of of things going sideways. And Look in New York. You your from your drive. I was there for nine eleven. I lifted those parallels. I think the biggest differences something that happened. We knew what we had to do three days. And you knew the plan was going to be. And this is such an ever evolving saying and there are so many questions still talk about that like that nine eleven experienced too. It's like when that happened. I remember being in service in like oh I was like am prep and burned then. No W gains were. So we're right there. I was at kraft and I mean like do you remember like it took like what two and a half years for business to get back to normal with hot with tourism though. I felt like it took a while it was. I remember having some very very hard for decisions about ourselves and levels and moving at who are we providing two and making changes near presentative to work within the realm into your point. Also sloppy joes No I don't but I also. There's gotta be a way to do this thing that we wanted to do on no matter what our he will interesting online conversations social media conversations with our people think well rich restaurant owners or successful restaurant chores. You know you guys can just do whatever you want. People understand just how tight it is and why we got in this in the first place. I didn't do battle in kitchen for as many years as I did because I thought I was doing it. I loved I loved what we do. You love what we do jump Pride in bringing a table. Yeah I am at a loss for words and I just. I'm incredibly. Sorry because I know how much you poured into this project. And the fact that it's not GonNa be there for you to come back to is is just is crushes me because we have to close some spots down ourselves and I just. This is going to be a story. You're going to read every day for a long time. Unfortunately so I don't. I wish we had better answers. I don't I just feel like we need to have these conversations because this this is the reality. Are you having conversations chef with other other people in the industry? How how how in touch with you know former and current colleagues are you very? They make up. Most of my list of best friends are all in the industry. Right go to battle with each other long assured. At times is hard it's hard not to congregate those people on nationally. I'm hold up in sane us with chefs are got twenty years of history with and our families and talk about every night. I think some of the opportunities. Maybe our guy be in this world where there has to be a physical space between people is probably because Twin restaurants and businesses. There are to be fewer of them. Now maybe the opportunity is in places that don't have so many right now to begin with I talk about all the time and we're all join our. There's just not enough information. We don't know enough about what this world's Is there vaccine coming? The suddenly makes us non-issue in two years whereas something. We just need to get used to.

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"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

08:54 min | 10 months ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"That scene with a little girl so had really truly the best line in the movie. Because if you're a real foodie you're going to know what this means when she the little girl says about the gravy. Oh this is just gravy and then Tony says no this is in gravy and then he says actually this is gravy because it just summarizes the stupid cycles of food trends so clearly He he goes like we don't call that gravy more. Well actually. We started which is literally. The great is like encapsulation food media. I've ever heard there are. There are a little touches throughout. I feel like there's a moment where Adam Jones rather cooper is eating in his Nemesis Rhesus restaurant. And reese comes out of the kitchen to come sit at Bradley Hubris Table. And he sits down in the waiters immediately. Bring him a second glass and poor him a glass of water and I was like I've seen that happen and it's a tiny little tick tiny little moment but like a properly trained and we'll do that my I've seen the shit they come. They say shock drink and you say no no. I'm good I'm good. Oh well maybe it'll they're just all these things that made me so mad and the last real food Faux Pas was when reese was making armlet for drunk Adam Jones and he makes an Omelette and you see egg still stuck in the Pan on percent unbelievable Joe. House you know Epping Way I was so mad. You can't do that because they're trying to make a bit of food porn. They're they're trying to do. And this is this is it. This is perfect. It's perfect encapsulation of the movie. Because they're trying to I think in chef community like making an Omelette is a real signifier. You can make perfect proper French omelette. You know what you're doing and so they're doing this and it's kind of like if you're foodie chef. You're supposed to be like. Oh they're doing it. But exactly what Chang saying and before he fucked it up to respect it up. You're not supposed to use a fork in a nonstick skillet. You can use a black steel. The old school French way so whoever made the script and the food consultant they didn't tie the two separate history together so fuck that up too. Yeah they did fuck it up but so he. He turns the Omelet over onto onto the plate. And I cannot stop seeing this chunk of almo- still stuck to the play to to the PAN and I it's infuriating on. That's the word infuriating. One one last there is one positive and I couldn't believe it. One thing they actually nailed. I feel when I've seen a healthy kitchen. That's very serious. Is What is actually a depicted at the end of the movie. People are doing their jobs. They don't have to ask. I need this. I need that everyone. It's like it's like it's just a good basketball team. Everyone's doing their job. And it's there's a sense of healthiness. It's healthy competition but in that moment is like that is actually the goal of what you. WanNa kitchen to be. And I couldn't believe that if they nailed that part the last five seconds the fucking movie. When would you guys watch movie again? Is it even like if you're stuck on an airplane houses? No way there's things you can do on an airplane rather than watch garbage movie. I was watching if somebody paid me to watch it And I got to sit with Bradley Cooper and tell them what I thought of it that then I would watch it guy on on. I totally different now. Like we're going to really edit the hell this going to be the best editing job anyone's ever fucking seeing in their lines sorry Isaac no Isaac. I'm not sorry you need to work harder. Buddy slacking off. What are you eating in in Quarantine Joe House? Oh yes so. Thank you for asking and before I describe you what I've been doing. I WanNa thank you for what you've been doing on instagram. It is I. I don't want to think about the corona virus as having silver linings right. It's it's very weird. Surreal way of processing life right now. But seeing you Dave Chang in a with regular stuff and the chicken is from from earlier this week. Your microwave chicken flies for eight minutes. Welcome to my world that you're right so that this is. It's an incredible opportunity to see you. And you know Kenji Lopez has been doing got a Gopro on his head. He's cooking in his kitchen. It's like this feels very. I don't know lucky wrong. Word for it but intimate to see because I. We don't see you with this way. We don't have this opportunity to see you cook. I've never seen you cook. We've eaten together a lot and we're pals and we have pal experiences but now I get to watch you like cooking in a kitchen and it could be my kitchen right Joe. House truth be told Joe House did see me when the very first time you met me. Bang my fist on a table. Ah It's something I just went bank. And he's like Oh gotta go out of there. It was early days of Moment Fuca. Cdc But I appreciate it. I'm learning how to take video how to add it. Kris knows this. I think I'm getting a little bit better but you know one of the best things about this. House is People Are Genuinely Appreciative. Of whatever the Hell I'm doing and it just makes me want to keep on doing and and really make food that everyone can make and that's what has to happen. We have to humanize cooking in ways that the movie burnt never fucking did. That's it's so relatable that's why I appreciate you saying I'm almost out of salt. I can't salt the pasta water. That is relatable. That's relatable that's real life running out olive oils fuck. What are we going to do? I was like okay just going to do it this way now. What's Dinner Tonight House? Come on Oh. We ordered in Some soul food is fried fish. Waiting me upstairs. There's some fried catfish up there. I got some some Jumbo Fried Shrimp. Oh I'm sorry we that's that's a big Faux Pas on my end heat. You gotta eat that now brother. Okay I saw my phone. It's not even fifteen minutes. Nobody wants to get off this podcast. More than Johnson and cooking cooking the basics. I we're doing Steak were doing a pasta. Were doing there to Taco Tuesday huge in my household. It's I'm ordering you know if it feels like there's eight days to the week now because you can't distinguish between days night would say I'm ordering a four nights a week and cooking four nights a week because we are able to cook. I'm wondering enough. You know. Obviously I'm committed to making sure the independent restaurants here in the DC area. That are going to the time and trouble of putting up their food for takeout and delivery. I'm fucking ordering and I'm trying to spread the wealth a mortar. Not Going ordering twice from anywhere but then I had the opportunity to make that into us a meal because I'm ordering more than enough On other days. And that's how we're tackling it here in the DMV. Well Joe House. I appreciate you coming on as a special guest and I I want us to have you back on where we talk about a positive movie that we like that we should do big nine. Let's just do benign. Maybe a couple weeks or three weeks because what else I commend you for. I commend you for knowing what Tuesday is because talking today he added and I say I love. I love the mainly Beard Joe House. I've never seen you with the mainly beard and you sexy as all hell. Alicia vis candor. Tonight I don't know where to go from that I'll just say thank you. Can you get us out of here with a big old house of carbs? The best intro ever. I just can't do it. I'll pick the show this week. Brett Martin who? I think you know we've been talking to him so Food writer is coming on to talk about the best new restaurants in America which is going to be a very weird fucking conversation because of the moment that we're in but he he did all of the work and you know the thing that you know part of what you've been taking on in your too small to fail series. Dave is you know when we're on the other side of this. How many of these restaurants are going to be out there? So whatever we can do to prop them up then just take Recognition of the crazy moment so Brett Martin not house Call feels good..

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"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

09:31 min | 10 months ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"This will get cut from the podcast but the executive culinary consultant. Is Mario Batali by the way? Oh off actually. I don't think we should cut that. I think that's the reason why this movie was executive salted you guys taller tapping into the thing that I still can't answer. When was this kind of restaurant? This kind of food last appealing. It hasn't been in twenty years as late nineties early. `oughts nineteen ninety seven to two thousand and two and. I know I'm correct on that because this is the end of Marco. Pierre White's run in the beginning of Gordon Ramsay sent before he was a television star and all those dishes. And if you really look at those dishes like I saw one of those dishes was just slices. Be puree and a canal of goat cheese. What the fuck is that this whole thing? This is my favorite played on this whole thing was. They have one of these plates. Can't remember the name but they're like eight hundred bucks plates where they're all with the wholes whole never slow poached egg. That's the best dish I mean. Joe House it's the dumbest thing you might WanNa see. It's like it's a plate. That's riddled with holes. And then they they basically pure so egg and it just dribbles all over the dumbest just everything was made to look good without any thought in the accuracy of anything and I just I can't even I. It makes me so mad watching this movie okay. So there's a perforated plate. It's you know bone China. Whatever it's perforated and there's a beautiful egg on top and you know it's the the saturation on the color is crazy. It's like a Red Egg. But can you describe for listeners? What is this food? What what are you? What do you see when you're looking at this food? Is I'll tell you that that's that's the problem. And this is The challenge I only can process what it is that they're putting on the plate. That's supposed to impress everybody by them describing it and by the the as the orders. Come in them yelling. What the food consists of? Because I can't tell it's dainty food it's Fest Asleep prepared it's performance art. I don't give a shit about any of that. That's not food that I WANNA eat the only two scenes in this entire movie that made me interested in the food where the oil is at the beginning and the halibut. That Sienna Miller serves her daughter. I that was like Oh that looks fucking good. I would like to try that for breakfast. So there are a lot of inaccuracies throughout right. I saw a pair of tongs flipping. Meet I'm sorry. Tongs are used. But there's not one through mission star aspirational restaurant in the world using tongs. That's just out. I also saw this is like how granular I took this. I saw a popping washed and it was an aluminum pot. There's no way on how any respectable restaurant that was trying to be the best restaurant in the UK is using an aluminum pot especially a small saucy. It was a boiling pot. Understand to boil water but no that was a sauce pot. Absolutely not fucking possible. This is just again. I so many notes here. So let's get into the Food A little bit. Let's get in the food a little bit 'cause so I took some really nerdy notes as you did Chang less nerdy than yours are. I'm sure but in the collating scene of the movie when they're cooking for who they think are the Michelin Inspector's. I'm keeping track of all the dishes on the menu as Adam Jones's pleading a portion of I think it's beef or lamb but I'm pretty sure beef Calling out all of the dishes on the menu and I started keeping a running tally on the menu at what is supposed to be a three Michelin Star Restaurant. He calls out Popper Deli photographs pigeons sweet bread Barada toasts lamb. Scalp halibut rack of lamb. What is this fucking Noah's Ark Man? It's every animal fucking restaurant. There's no restaurant that serves all of the there's no three Michelin Star Restaurant. Dave knows serves. No interest is again like if this was from the late nineties it would make more sense but yeah this is two thousand. Fifteen is fucking crazy. Here's my question and I'm going to try and tread carefully because this is the Dave Chang podcast. I don't WanNa get you on. You know by accident in trouble with anybody. I don't think it was the case. That in two thousand fourteen or two thousand fifteen or two thousand sixteen and maybe this. This is a confession about my walk of life that Michelin Stars. They mean something they tell you something about what the experience. You're a half but like that as v Apex of Food Mountain. No no no no. I think it's changed but here's where I don't WanNa get in the positives either my house but they could have done a better of like updating into contemporary setting but if they went back to the late nineties early odds if it was a little bit of period piece. It's GonNa make total sense. Yeah right and it just didn't it just was out of place in outer sort particularly the mission system. I will say you know on one of the positives because I initially was like when they were like distraught over losing a star or distraught about getting a bad review. You know you can knows this very well because like he read this in the book that we wrote. I was like that's ridiculous and I was like No. That's not ridiculous I've definitely had. These crazy was like man. You think your world is over. And that's how self-indulgent how stupid our profession as you're late you're in a little bubble and you think everything. So important whatever's on the plate is like life and death and then you realize later is like what a dumb ass I was. Nothing was that well. I thought of you Chang in that moment when so the supposed- Michelin inspectors are there and Tony. The maitre d' comes back and says plates are clean. You know. We're ready for Maine's and I thought about that in in your story Chang when you you've definitely watched the plates of critics and inspectors and if they don't finish their dish it sends you into a fighting and that's where. I think they got some things right and unfortunately not it's weird to say what they got right but I've never seen outside of like life. You know what I mean like even remotely close to that that kind of intensity in the kitchen particularly critic is in. The House is one of the the last. It's a two minute drill and you got to be Joe Montana and you gotta be like cold-blooded and you have no opportunity to like fuck up in any fuck up is going to. You're going to lose the game and it's that kind of series this. It's the same kind of seriousness. You see a Michael Jordan. Last dance right so it's funny how we can celebrate one thing but on the other hand were like. That's just food. It can't be that serious but as we saw with Michael Racist partners like this entire life savings people pour themselves into this business which is why you see the just the terrible destruction that Cova nineteen is doing right now. Because the livelihood of Sony people are at stake here the reason why someone can take it as seriously as people do was because everything's on the line And I don't know a lot of people understand that so that to me is the thing that could have saved the movie. The psychology of that. And you know there was an opportunity to build a believable arc around the kind that intensity and that intensity having you know the a demon element and how that was expressed in his he was in an uncontrollable rage but that same intensity informs his art his craft and the psychology of everything being on the line part of what compromise that for this shit is he didn't have anything on the line. He weasel his way into an already existing restaurant. And you know tried. They read named it because he got a to come eat the food and give it a good review but the other Hobo. What a horrible person to set that up so get the fucking job and I mean come on man. That's just the back sick. Move the psychology also of him with Emma Thompson. There was a real opportunity in those exchanges to build something out there and they. It was wasted. I thought last question from me do you to have any pros any moments that stood out to you from this movie that hit you as rang true emotionally or anything like that. Any redeeming qualities for this movie. Two lines for me just to lice. Because this is what how Joe Houses for me. You're better than me but the rest of US need you to lead us to places. We wouldn't otherwise except good line. I agree with that. I honestly thought the only aspect of it that had any ring of truth Innis to me. And maybe I'm overly fixated on the little girl because I just can't believe Sienna. Miller is leaving her daughter repeatedly to go. Support this dickhead. Yeah challenges by my suspension of disbelief but her eating the cake and not being impressed by it. That was like oh. This is a kid. Who's like you know? She's in second fiddle position. She's at the restaurant where her mom is working monkey with their birthday. They whipped up a cake cakes. Not the best the best I ever had.

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"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

13:22 min | 11 months ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"Popcorn piece. Okay next question This is from Alex. Peter who says no? I don't want you to answer this question right now. Sorry Alex Peter. This is about food festivals. We said say Alex Peter Peter. Peter Alex Peter out. Oh Shit maybe read these backer. Now Alex Peter. I would love to hear your thoughts on the growing food festival restaurant. Pop Scene in America. I think it is an awesome way for restaurants to test out. New cities grow awareness of their brand slash food and ultimately slash hopefully make money. But I've heard mixed reviews in terms of what restaurant owners think them in obviously the varying quality Any food festivals or pop ups. You have seen heard about that you particularly like or areas. You want to see focused on or improved. I'M GONNA say most of them are upon Z. Scheme and say more same some are good but not that many and I won't say any names but most of them are like not great. And why would you want to have a chef cook like not on their home turf? I never understood that And I think it's a rip off. I do think it's a rip off for the guests and you can ever overdeliver you know. It's always maxed out like Marketing and then it's really hard to over deliver on these things but more specifically if you do like I remember during the Great Google Muga Years Ago New York. When it got rained down a nightmare it was You know on paper one of those things that sound great you have all these stands and all these restaurants and you make food for thousands and thousands of people but the problem. Is that the one person that makes money is the concert promoters so you know and then they sell you. It's it's marketing you know like it's market for the restaurants but all of these festivals. You gotta Ask Yourself. Who's making money? There's only one person the organizer and you know we'll see how these festivals do in a post covered world but I tend to not do them anymore There are a handful that I will entertain to do but It's usually something that if you're just starting out you feel like you have to because you're like forced into these situations and I just think that's not true but these are one of the things that Have to be we figured and recalibrated because I don't think chefs should be doing these. And if they should everyone should be getting paid upfront and no money should be coming out of any. Russian tours pockets to do these things and I think that's bullshit. Yeah and not just money like not even pay to play but just the time spent away from your kitchen the extra cost. 'cause the the food cost budget. You get to do these things as never what you need. Nor do you ever get provided with the amount of money it takes to bring the kind of help you need and then you know. I've heard you talk about this enough times that I'm just GonNa go up your Spiel a little bit here. But it's also like the home turf thing is crazy like the idea that you can build your bran by going and cooking three thousand miles away in some kind of like random kitchen some random part of the world and of represent what you do at home As best you can is crazy and consumers. Don't make that distinction. If I go and I see Dave Chang at a food festival. I assume that what I'm eating is the best he can do. And representative of what his food is like at the moment restaurants. And I think that's that's that's the part that that always stings me. The most is You know it's hard to do that. It's what you guys do at these festivals. I see the ask you know Cook. Four hundred portions of this off this Bunsen burner and make it swan. Yeah and and you know it's just it's not really. It's not really fair. Which is why I try to take the Scott comment Principal and a lot of people know Scott comment from you know His his famous dish is basically pomodoro. Spaghetti I like Sky Konin for his festival food. Anytime you do those things. It's not just festival. It's like any of these charities any of these things where you you're on like a like a table that's like a disposable table and you have like as you say Bunsen burner and there's a thousand people waiting to eat and you serve in this little crappy plate and everyone's expecting it to be amazing. I've I've never lost sight of the importance of what Scott commented because every time I do Overlap with them a little bit when these festivals and charity events in these tastings would happen. His line would always be the longest always and he'd always be by himself and he'd always be talking to everybody and enjoying himself and I was always like everybody was wanted pork buns to start. It was a nightmare because doing pork buns off site is a fucking nightmare please. You have the hot pork fat. You gotTa reheat the buzz. You got the cold scallions I. It's like a seven-man Operation. Seven women operation as a nightmare and I always see Scott. Just just himself maybe another person just casually enjoying himself. And you know what? He was sitting Polenta with wild mushrooms and it wasn't just like head of Woods Wild Mushrooms. You're talking like CRA meanwhile mushrooms and it's really good polenta with like a like a mushroom. Ragu and guess what it's it's a one man pickup for some of the mushrooms scoop. Some of the planter itches a little something. Something farm on the block lines around the block. People people are like God. Damn this is good. You know I remember one time. I won't say his name but remember worked my ass off working my mother fucking ass off working on this tasting seven hundred fucking people. I can't remember toward exactly it was it was like you know like stuffed quayle with like Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. You know I'm GONNA show the world how how great it can be like all this work. We spent like seven days. Doing all these mini tour shown this and that and you know you're like yeah. This is going to blow people away. They're gonNA love this and they'd just like like I was talking about the spicy tuna roll.

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"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

14:09 min | 11 months ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"I wish that I had a better voice to do this. I think you're a good job. I'm ready to by State Farm Insurance Right now. I also think that the soundtrack of Hugo saying whatever he's saying in the background is really really helpful to yeah but like I really want. I really want on like I've been thinking I gotta get so much better at that. Like like a good neighbor state farm. Is there like I'm trying to work on his baritone? I'm basically auditioning to be the voice for the commercials like a good neighbor state farm. Is there get a quote or find an agent at State Farm Dot Com see? I'm getting there I'm getting getting there. We're we're we're GONNA do a mail bag. We've we have neglected the Ask Dave Account Long enough. It's time for us to sort of dig in and It's a hilarious. Mix Chang of like home cooking questions and please help me save my business questions. It really shows how all over the place we are with this show But yeah that's what we've got today a ton of questions for you to answer. Let's do this. Let the healing begin all right so our first question is an email from Derek. Be WHO says My wife has issued a moratorium on new cookbooks and equipment purchases during the Cova crisis so there goes my dreams of owning. Adobe how do I make that one pot fish or meat over rice dish Using a Dutch oven well? Dutch oven is great. Thing with a Dutch oven is it remains really. Well you WANNA make sure. It's not too big of a Dutch oven so if it's too big it's going to be hard to cook rice and I'm going to probably say fourteen inches maximum. But if you have one of those big oval things it may not work as well. I would just argue. Not Argue suggests that you want the smallest size Dutch oven because they cook rice incredibly. Well even argue that cast iron makes the best rice even better than the knobby in no pot so that would be my first thing. So I'm arguing. I'm not arguing. I don't know why I'm saying argument arguing so much today. People.

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"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

02:52 min | 11 months ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

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"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

08:57 min | 1 year ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"And in a store. It's the same thing. GimMe Gimme a come into the store or into the restaurant. Please don't make like I'm doing you a favor by being here. Will you'll doing me favored by checking my name off the list. That's then I'll never visit again if you were going to start a new company and it wasn't working with your son just to give some insight inside us to what you think the future is going to hold. What would you open up as a store? Well company what. I did the day after I left gap Don said to me A. He said well a by way. The gap business when I started I had a list of all those products for starter is hello thirty years ago I had them. And then there was gaps a change it if I would do. I think there's some pretty good players I would do if I if I had to do something I would want to. Things domination by a category or open up Probably I really do and I said this to sears. Kmart years ago I said make sears. The most important apparel company in America classics. You have great archives Selma great prices and take this thing. It's kind of old navy in a way because I thought old navy in the old days very promotional now it wasn't a promotional old navy was in fact and maybe it was right because it's eight billion in dollars. I thought I thought old navy was kind of the future. Then that was twenty years twenty five years ago if I had opened something up today and I want to have fun fun. I pick a category two or three and just own it like crazy point of view. You know it's kind of like what the sneaker company any old birds did And the question there is. Will it survive with one product. And but you know I. It's what I do. I think it's easier your list complicated fun right anything else that you wanna tell me what I don't know whatever I'm thinking. The answer in food is I'm. I'm not sure what what what what what you just explained it. Yeah yeah focused its value. It's one of you. I like being the best you can possibly possibly be with focus can can stores that sell clothing still exists when win Online retailers only to become more powerful a one hundred percent. I say that because you can't feel feel it you can't touch it return rates a high and I think cool stores here stay is just not a lot of them you. Oh you walk around and tell me what you think the apparel offerings in America and I don't know who can afford to buy designer clothes I know they sell them but Maybe you know I live in Bronx prices so I I look at designer clothes. Although my son was making why was complaining about pricing his dad. Would you pay Pavia Jacket. He he knew kind of where I got it and I didn't answer but amortize my clothes. Yeah I don't want to throw things out but walk around. You'll see what what what's going on in the air. It's not let us great stuff did you. You say you guys are opening a new store what we were looking in the Gauche eating right now for another store in much more traffic location and I swear my conservatism comes in. I'm very nervous about paying the rent and and we pay the rent. It's not like Hello Bank. Pays the rent is not it. There's no venture money I I enjoy not negotiating with someone on an idea But we're tiny tiny and but everything starts tiny Walmart had made a bucket. I I would bet that Alex will not be tiny much longer route. Which I hope you're right but as long as we have fun doing it absolutely well honored to have you? I know you don't do too many interviews news so I was shocked that this happened to begin with our our mutual friend. Bill set it up and and I I like people.

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"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

10:46 min | 1 year ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"So generally generally a doll is a split bean of some kind however sometimes we say we are going to shop it. It can have hold beans. means it can have split beans. It can have split and how the beans it can have unharmed. Bins is sick combat. It can have been flowers. It has all these things it generally comes under the category of dull so it's beans and legumes in various sold in various ways. Either hold and splitters skin off skin on different ways but the family of beans and legumes and cooked with. What You you can coca different every single day. Plus the Dr Flowers like chickpea flour. We use for hundreds of other kinds of dishes. You can make pancakes van cakes out of it and You can make fritters out of it. You can make all kinds of things out of chickpea flour which is a very nourishing flos so very often. You'll take chickpea flour and put a little water and a little yogurt. So now you're making it nutritionally very rich by adding these things and then you will use that as Abacha to make one hundred different things and all is but dolls. All's not just eat with Rice it's even with a variety of different than what you do with it right. Yeah you can make little cakes out of it again. Make pancakes Jagan You know it depends on what you do out of it. So that's what I've been. Meditating on I mean we've we've wrapped up our episode on on the Food of India which is basically we just the briefest of topics for us to like it. Just two you do ten years of TV. Show never really make a dent. But I I kept on thinking right for me. It's a bullet. Kimchi and rice right. That's my comfort food. And I'm I just now admitted I was like yeah. That's what I want to eat. If there's nothing off thing and you know what I want to feel like me I say my what. Say what's your last me. You know you how people keep asking you that Basmati. Rice a little bit of pickles. That I'm happy and I can that that is I think is representative of what that is right like an if I was going to think when I talked to my friends that are from India. Always say like I just WANNA eat doll. Yeah like that is like a hamburger for people that is like fried chicken. It's soul food but in some ways Dow an Indian food is the pinnacle of the idea of ugly delicious delicious it so intensely delicious and nourishing to a large group of people but completely foreign to someone what else and if you gave to an average person in America I think they would be Mike. What's so special about this? And in order for Indian food to get had a better representation. I think one of the things that I would like to do or try to figure out people that can do that is to get down to like a level of acceptance people like this. This is what I wanted it. People like Khalid Al for example one dollars from the job and it's Lisa mixture of two two dollars One small one large red kidney bean and a small Indian origin dodd both hole with their skins. Take Long to cook and you cook them together with a lot of butter and he and cream and then you have ginger and garlic lake in it and browned onions on the top. I made that The other day for with prayer prayer was making one dollars making another dollar for the New York Times. And that is that people like because it's something not just plain. Old is enriched. I but I wouldn't eat that. What every day but it is delicious doll so I know what you should do is have a whole lot of us? Cook the in twenty entity different ways. Because then you would see the pancake. You would see fritter. You would see all kinds of things that are made with the beans and the flower that are so delicious and that's what we ended without them so making beans popular. That's got to be a t-shirt it could be. I know somebody in India was trying to make this past out of beans. That would be good but it didn't quite work out with the chicken Pasta and whatever. Yeah I haven't even tried that yet but I was really i. I've been thinking about this more and more and it was like When I think about the American south and a lot of that food comes from Africa and then it goes back to this whole idea where food was coming from to begin with but like one of my favorite things in the world to eat is like southern Lima beans Lima bean suit or more specifically red beans and rice right? I love that in good so good. And I even Papa Papa to me the best and you take chopped onions and put it in its bid already exists but if I tell people it's a bullet Dow people like I don't know about that. Yeah but if I say it's pop. This is red beans and rice and all of a sudden like yeah I can get down with this. How do you change that? I know I don't know just by inviting people to your home and making them agent in this is good. We'll be right back after word from our sponsors. Today's episode of the Dave Chang Show is brought to you by ziprecruiter hiring is challenging. But there's one place you can go. We're hiring is simple fast. SMART and growing businesses connected qualified candidates. Candidates quotable co-founder wretched hubner experienced. How challenging hiring can be after unsuccessfully searching for a new game artist to grow with their education tech company but then she switched Ziprecruiter and saw an immediate difference? And you can too signing up for free at Ziprecruiter DOT com slash Chen C. H. A.. Ngo Ziprecruiter doesn't depend on candidates. Finding you it finds them for you and by using ziprecruiter screening questions and filter candidates Gretchen founded easier focus on the best ones. Then find the right one. In fact after posting her job ziprecruiter wretched said. 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"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

12:06 min | 1 year ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"The person he called was a genome Asari son who spoke just enough linkage to get the gist of what I was saying so he arrives. Tell him like hey I you know I worked appear male. I just a big admire. Your Dad's I'd love to at this point. I was like just love to talk to him about Penitani. Maybe stoppage see like how it's made up super welcoming nice then then. He calls his mom who doesn't speak a word of massages wife. They invite me and they explained to me that Gino's Outta town but he's coming back later this evening come here her columns. He'll be here come in. They make me coffee and can't communicate but we're communicating somehow. So that Mr Moore sorry shows up and he you in the most literal of ways does not speak a word of English right literally so his son is like the translator. And you know I'm assuming by all this hospitality. They're going to be cool with me like hanging out right now. I don't know what that means. So at one point Mr sorry like takes me to like his office area where he has any spends this one on one time with me showing me like all his life's work in pictures and and things so so like I don't know if it got law center. Does he think I am care me right like I'm a nobody like a lowly cook right I just WanNa learn how to make Tony so then at the end of that I ask His son I'm like hey can you just point me in the direction of like hostile like I just I. I need to crash crash somewhere while I'm here. He's like. Hey No problem my father was will take you after great. So He's dad getting a car. Mr Masarrese driving and he pulled clearly. The word hostile is lost in translation. I don't have money for a hotel hostel budget right he pulls up to this place I'm like Oh this is gonna be Awkward. I don't even know how to tell him that. I can't stay here right like I'll just let it slide. When he goes away a leave he walks me and and he goes to like? I guess it's a small town. He knows the people or something and he talks to them and a son tells me like my father. All of pick you up at four in good morning. Your father's picking me up at four in the morning so you want to learn Benetton yeah but I mean great I just I thought like I get to stand in the kitchen and watch like the guys look. No my father. Make Mike Wow. I'm going to get to watch him make penalty so he Mr Massari leaves and I go up to the desk and I'm like Hi. Look this is gonNA be really awkward. I can't really stay here her. Can you point me to a hostile. Wears her hostile or get capped off on. Look at me in silence. I'm like you don't speak English. Is there someone that are nano. No no we we speak English Mike. Okay so I can't stay here and you go to hostile because look. I can't afford to be here do you. You know that gentleman that just left unlike. I mean sure. We met three hours ago Mike. Okay well he paid for your stay for two weeks Mike. Excuse me who paid for that guy again. He said you're going to be here Okay that's like the craziest thing that's ever happened to me. I don't know this man and I got to speak no English or verbal communication with him at all but every day four in the morning. Watch him make Pantani. Tony never got to touch the product but he allowed me to write anything. I wanted down. Take take photos. When his son was was there he would translate and videos and it was like I knew when I left? This was going to be a problem because because it was it it became such when I actually got to see the process from him and it was like context from the holy grail like if there was ever a It's like I've I don't know what this basketball thing is in. Your intro is have a seat in the gym Michael Jordan shooting around right and I was like this has to be a part of my life. I don't know how because I have to go back to the states but this has to be like this is insane and I of course you know laughed and had came came back to the states continued my journey as a professional and working at places. That's such a beautiful story man. Tear up just thinking about it because this is what makes this business like for again as stupid as it is. These are the moments that fucking me at work right. You're like wow. This is like not even hospitality. If you do it right. It is something that like is more valuable than anything. Yeah and I remember when it was time to say goodbye His son was there and again I mean he. I can't talk like he'd like hello is barely vernacular right so his son had to translate a lot and at the end. We're having a coffee. The three of us and I said would you translate this to your data how thankful I am just the most incredible experience in my life and I will do my best to kind of honor this craft and and then his dad said something he was like He said my father said that it makes them feel wonderful inside to know that there are people like you walking around that will go to these measures to learn something and that was always welcome. Oh come back and I remember like leaving her in tears tears balling because as like wow I just just I was just hoping to have a conversation with the Guy so I come back and Come back to New York go back to La then. I went to balance Czar and then I moved to California pastry chef at at the time to missions Dr Restaurant Ron in wine country Cyrus Donna now was there for three and a half years and at Cyrus was the first time on my time. Yeah that was my first like real like real deal. Leadership position like like I was in charge of pastry right two Michelin Stars. Again like caveat expectations and you know every day. It's this aim for the third star and for the bulk of the time. You know that invigorated me me right that ever reaching Michelin three star of You know in the end it just it. It got very draining and it you know it was time to time to take a break from from that world I call it Michelin World Right But it was at Cyrus was the first time that was like I'm I'm Gonna I'm GonNa Start Practicing Panatani here In the off time and see if I can do this now. That's win if I thought I was obsessed before failing at doing something that I convinced myself like look I was like I can do this. Oh man you talk about like completely consuming every waking moment. That wasn't dedicated to Cyrus is. It was an for every time that it worked there. Were fifteen that it didn't I couldn't I couldn't figure it out like I could not understand. Why why why is this happening? And but at the same time it totally fueled like it and then I got to a point where car I was in real rhythm like I I was. I don't want to say that I was in control but have certainly in a rhythm of success doing it and when I left Cyrus I needed a break And after about two weeks of this break three weeks it was right around holiday time. I was itching again. Bake and become friends with the guy that had a big wholesale baking business in in Healdsburg Area and he had this five thousand square foot put baking facility dolphin. I go in there and hang out with him and play around some times and had this idea. I'm like what if I made some panic. Donate for holidays just for fun and just sold them. And another one of my friends owned small like organic grocery market in heels Shelton's and I asked him. Hey if I make some some Pantani for the holidays. Do you let me like put a desk like table. You're like a lemonade. Stand kind of thing on these like sure he's like what do you WanNa make nick. Mike Penitani isn't that like Christmas. Fruit thing of like yes but no yes. I mean that's what you would not. I mean sure. Yeah you wonder I was like look just the twenty third and twenty fourth. That's it he's like. Hey No problem you can do it. He's like I mean what are you gonNA. What are you going to sell for now? I was in Europe and Italy. AUSE I I don't know like forty bucks. And he just lost his like he was like sitting me down when he was a friend. Rice like hand on shoulder. Let me tell you how the world works kind of things like Roy. No one's going to buy bread for forty dollars. I like it but it's not really bread right. It's more like buying a gift. That's a cake kind of thing. He's like Roy people coming in here for Avocado tomatoes. I right like maybe a chicken salad right. They're not coming in your. How many do you think you're going to sell my? I don't know I don't really care. Whatever if no one buys it I'll just give them away? I just went needed to get back doing this. Cool idea now. I had the production space but what I didn't have so the panty. After they have to hang upside down right I. I didn't have the apparatus do it also didn't have the money to buy known in. America makes this sort of stuff but I had contacts in Italy. I could get some but I don't have my call my Dad Mike. Hey have this idea. Can you lend me some money. Swear after like this bake sale back and I didn't know how he's going to re I mean I probably knew he was gonNA in us. You know he's just the most supportive person ever He was like sure and he they were one hundred bucks. A pop about twenty of them can hang ten Panatani per because I wanted to make two hundred and so he gives me to grant wired to Italy. They send me these things and I began production and The day before the twenty third. I'm chatting with my buddy who owns the organic grocery store. And he's like Roy. How many you planning on making like you know like a dozen or something like dozen like I? I am a two hundred. And he's like literally wants to cry for me because he feels bad for me right. He's like oh you. He knows because I told him like. It's a long process and I'm I'm by myself and he's like Roy. I really wish you would have just listened to me a little bit like I mean. Even if you'd have just made like thirty or something I was like look but it's not a big deal like oh totally give them all away like whatever he's like all right and I went to Fedex and like made this like poster thing and printed and it was terrible looking but I was like so stoked so twenty-third comes I load up my car with like the first you know twenty Panitan. I live like two minutes from the place and I set up my little table and I took one and cut it up and kept it in a bag for sample so it doesn't dry out and you.

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04:34 min | 1 year ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

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16:17 min | 1 year ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"The Dave Chang show sure here's the latest episode of the Dave Chang Show lessons from a billionaire investment titan Michael Novak rats the Dave Chang show a little help it's I didn't grow up eating food if you're eating seafood you caught it with a fishing pole fearing Nazi for they start thinking about it in in that way in Nashville is a meeting three kind of city it's you grab your tray and you walk through the line you you've been immediately gets different can what can you explain these micro regions we both moved to the state that's pretty decent size how can hits an animal breeds that end up thriving in that area because there were I guess during the first one hundred years or so much experiment.

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The Dave Chang Show

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"Dave Chang show part of the ringer podcast network presented by Major Domo media thank you to Yo La Tango as always us us their music in the intro today we have my good friend one of the best chefs in the World Sean Brock we spoke at the ninety second street y moderated a with him he published his new book called South Essential Recipes and new explorations. It's a wonderful book if you are a fan of John if you don't know his work he is one of the experts of southern cuisine and finding all the micro regions and the stories behind it but even if you know Shaun's work there are new recipes and new techniques and as he's evolved as a chef this is a sort of a a documentation of his maturation and the things that he's learned and he's got a lot of good recipes even if you know the thing about southern food they're just really good commonsense recipes and tips and great pickle recipes love pickle recipes so check it out by it it's GonNa be good for home cooks and professional cooks alight so we last week or a couple of weeks ago we spoke at the ninety constraint wide big shout out to the whole team there Taj and his team helped us do a little trade off we were going to be able to talk with Sean on and air this as a podcast so there is a live audience and the recording is in the auditorium at the ninety second street Y so if it sounds live because it was live wanted to get to a couple other topics before we start the podcast with Sean number one by the time there's air here's our new series on Netflix called breakfast lunch and dinner will air so if you haven't seen it yet please check it out appreciate the support L. D. The acronym we filmed it with the entire ugly delicious team the creative team behind it with tremolo productions and major media Morgan Neville who won an Oscar for twenty feet from stardom and recently made the the great documentary on Mr Rogers we try to do something a little bit different I still I have a hard time describing it other than we go to four different cities with four I would say sort of modern icons and we just eight and had a good time I want us to sit down with Morgan and some of the team from B. L. D. slash ugly delicious and sort of go over what happened and you know the time we started shooting with Kate Mckinnon and put on pain we went to Vancouver with Seth Rogan Chrissy Teigen took us to her favorite place mirror cash and lean away as busy as she was decided let's discover Los Angeles in a different way and I'm really proud of what happened what we did and everyone that was part of this process thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this happen it's been a lot of fun and I am say it's just weird to get this out there number thought that as a cook I would have these opportunities but again very very honored to have them and hopefully you guys enjoy it on another note our good friends who guests that have been on this podcast Gabrielle Chimera and Jessica 'cause slow are opening up their new restaurant co venture in Santa Monica called Oneida and check out this podcast we did with them because they're are some of the best chefs around and I'm excited to check it out I'm going to eat there I think this week definitely want to give them a shout out check out bill de check out on the loss Angeles and get Shawn's new book South Essential Recipes and new explorations and here is my live conversation at the ninety second street y was sean broad.

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The Dave Chang Show

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

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01:56 min | 1 year ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

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The Dave Chang Show

06:01 min | 1 year ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"Hey everyone it's dave chang. It's going to be a little bit of an unusual week on the podcast. We were scheduled to release a fascinating interview with dr jim. Jim kim former president of the world bank but we're going to be pushing that back so i can address something i found out about yesterday can't really talk about anything else after we found out about this crazy shit some of you may have heard read steve ross the real estate developer investor and owner of the miami dolphins oftens is hosting a fundraiser for the trump campaign this week. The reason i bring this up is one of these companies as investment arm are as adventures has made investments estimates and numerous companies in sports teams around the world including momofuku. I spent the day checking in and discussing things with teams around all around move fuca restaurants and collected my thoughts which share with you now i want to start by saying this and personally am a staunch opponent to president then trump and everything he stands for. I fucking hate him. Anyone that normalizes gun violence white supremacy putting kids into cages his general lack of decency and respect for anyone else. He is destroying our democratic craddock norms. I cannot stand behind him. This is a complicated situation for me personally and i know it raises a lot of questions questions for the people who dina restaurants and supported us over the years watch our shows and listened to the podcast. I want to get to all of that but i need need to address some of the things for the people that work for me at momofuku or appears in this industry i have always worked to champion a safe open open diverse equitable and inclusive world at momofuku. We always strive to be that. We could always be better that has always been our goal. There's simply no other way for a restaurant to be great or have a lasting impact unless you can be a good neighbor to your community and to your peers into the people around you. It's simply put to work in the restaurant. Business is to embrace people from all walks of life and cultures. That is the very thing that makes this business which is so dumb fantastic at times in light of this development. It's incumbent upon all of us at momofuku to double down on our commitment coming into one another. We must reinforce the culture of tolerance and empathy that we worked so hard to build these past fifteen years and realized that talk is cheap. We we must show it in action every day roughly three thousand people dining restaurants that's more than a million people each year. We have to beat so much better because we have the opportunity to influence and inspire everyone of them with our actions. Yes our goal is to show them hospitality and generosity but my secret hope is that we can also do our small part to fight cultural bias and bring people greater understanding through food and since two thousand four. I hope people can see that's what we've tried to do. I also have to emphasize that. I don't expect everyone at momofuku komo food to share my beliefs so long as you are respectful to your colleagues and dutiful to your responsibilities. You'll have a place in our company. Even though i hate trump now for everyone else who doesn't work and momofuku or no us as well i won't sugarcoat the situation or pandered ended you with an explanation of the realities of restaurants and modern finances and the complexities of investing and all that shit as a person in general i just always want to be on the right side of the moral fence having the moral compass to help us make the right decisions hard decisions. Steve was the only potential investor who believed in the vision of what mahmoud could could be an offers us the freedom to seek fat out nevertheless. We're on the wrong side here. The fact is our investor is supporting the campaign of a person. I emphatically stand against steve. If you're listening and i know that you listen to this podcast sometimes i respect and admire you as a businessman is men. You have been a champion of all the values of momofuku. You've done a great deal for us as a company and i truly appreciate it but i'm imploring you to reconsider hosting this fundraiser it flies in the face of everything we believe in that moment fhu it frightens many of the people that work for you you and contradicts what i hope to accomplish by taking your money in the first place we will have to figure all this out somehow finally the only for their fans of the day of chiang show. I'm sure that some of you don't even want to hear the ship or unaware of it but this is all aligned everything we do whether it's food or media everything we do is representative the very values that i believe who stands for but for those that are troubled by what i'm telling on you as always please feel free to reach out diaz or send an email at ask david major domo media dot com even exist to express your frustration in anger. I'm listening. No one's more fucking pissed off than me. I'm so pissed off that even sound trump just saying that shit no one is more frustrating. It's been a long day and i the last thing i want. The last thing i ever thought i'd have to do is defend my stance against fucking trump. Thanks everyone we're back tomorrow probably.

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"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

The Dave Chang Show

02:42 min | 2 years ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"This is dave chang this is episode five of the preopening diarrhea opening diaries of major domo and a lot's happened right so most of the reviews have come in and the review process is easily one in most dreadful horrible things that can happen to restaurants and chefs and we've gone through i'd say like maybe like eighty percent of them what's let's go with that i so here's what i know is this bill by the way this is the last time i after this i'm out i'm never coming on again now you have all your sledding outcome on everyone's daddy all year celebrities i need you all that stuff we needed me for these first five but the critics all we know people like me know about the critics is what we saw in burnt with bradley cooper your least favorite food movie where there just in constant fear the credits gonna show up and then when the critic does show up everybody it's i it now becomes game seven of the nba finals how close is that to what it's actually not at all the movies is not an accurate for trail of of it at all he's in my experience you know it's it's a different ball game now because most of the critics you can spot it's really embarrassing for restaurant if you can't spot the critics now are there tips other than knowing what they look like do they do little no tricks some are better than others for instance i think pe wells is pretty good at like making it just seems like he's his regular customer he's on the new york times but just about everyone else you you can't catch but like i think we miss i wouldn't be surprised if you missed a critic or like pete wells jonathan gold here nah i think is different just because like he such an iconic figure and he's very recognizable so it would be hard but a lot of critics for major news publications there's photos of and you know but they're never for the most part they still give anonymous names reservations or they just walk in for people that are like the michelin guide you literally have no idea who these guys who these people are anybody could be anyone but that's not in la so like there's just so many layers of criticism for restaurant depending on where you're at new york is its own thing as its own thing cities in austin dallas thing all over the world it's it's it's unique to itself so i've been learning the la market and it's different so what's been different about it wise i different than new york it's.

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The Dave Chang Show

05:55 min | 3 years ago

"dave chang" Discussed on The Dave Chang Show

"Hey, it's David Chang. If your fan of podcasts you've no doubt heard countless mattress ads, but have you heard of Panji Abed Panja Abed created an incredible matches made from Tila latex with copper infused fabric. As a result. It's thicker, firmer healthier and has antibacterial properties. I've used it for my new house in Los Angeles. It's amazing. I love it. Shop online at WWW, dot Panja, bed dot com to get a matches. Built by people who really care about your sleep. The matches will be shipped right to your front door for free and you can sleep on it for the next one hundred days. Risk free use coupon code major Domo for an additional ten percent off the current promotion while we're here checkout ugly, delicious. My new show on Netflix or up major Domo my new restaurant in Los Angeles or the ringer dot com. Now it's time for episode. One of the Dave Chang show. Hey, this is Dave Chang of Momo Finke restaurants, you hate doing interest. I hate interest. It is. So I don't know why brain can't make this happening here. And this is my new podcast, Dave Chang show on the ringer network. During a podcast, our the ringer podcast network with major Domo media. Yeah, I'm Bill Simmons. I'm only on the first couple of days because we thought we would do the pre-opening diaries that we started recording in December of two thousand seventeen. And we have five episodes that we're gonna play of basically what it's like to launch a restaurant. Give them the quick thumbnail version of this Dave. Well, I mean, part of it is sort of like a therapy session and Bill was really curious as to what happens with opening of a restaurant, not just opening, but what select finest space, how long does he was very opening for us, the major Domo restaurant and the thousands of decisions that go involved in the team creation and the menu creation in sort of the legacy issues that were outstanding and and I guess it just sort of covers my general neurosis. And I don't even know if it covers all that much, but it definitely makes me sound like very crazy person. So we taped it from December through April and the third episode we're catching you right in the middle of this, the restaurants about to open your about to flat career for the Olympics. You're about to launch a Netflix show. I think it's important to like note like episode one. This is all very different and I wanted to document some of the feelings because I felt that it might be good for not just myself my staff or people coming into the restaurant in general, but also it was just a crazy time, right? And the anxiety, there was a lot of anxiety pre opening around December, and if I like really unsure myself and almost depressed because I was it's a lot to handle. That's what episode one was about. It was just about how we got here and what's going to happen with the opening of the restaurant. I don't spoil it for the listeners episode two and three. Are we talking about all this. Well, we have five episodes of verse three or before the restaurant opens. The fourth one is after it's opened, and then the fifth one is kind of after after it opened in what's next? Yes, we're in a label them very carefully on the feet as the pre-opening diaries. If it's not appropriate diary podcast, it'd be labeled something out so you'll always know it's part of the series. Yes, but then tell them what else will be in this feed. We'll have the Dave Chang show which is going to be my podcast that's gonna talk about culture, our food current affairs, little bit everything going to food. You're obsessed with food, especially after obsessed with dishes. Your obsession with how things that happened in the restaurant of the culinary world can sort of tie into other things in life. Jalen rose used to call it. He used to be like, you know, because he was an ex player. I'm gonna plea behind the curtain. I second, I'm gonna show you what it's actually like behind here. That's what we're trying to do this food for food bucket seventy. One of the first things I'm thinking about this. The sound ridiculous was someone broke carafe on ice craft near the ice machine. Right. And what do you do in a busy rest in a busy restaurant and all the things that explains and talks about and the do's and the and in like how that preparedness or lack thereof can have like meaning elsewhere. So I don't know. That's just something that just came in the top of my head that is totally relatively meaningless, but but could eat something on the road for the pre-opening. What's it? Like when a critic walks into your restaurant, what it's like during the last two weeks when you don't even know what's going to be in the menu, what it's like to test out your menu, not in your restaurant, but at people's homes, you're gonna find out all the stuff and then eventually will morph into the Dave Chang show. Yes, yes. And at some point, there will be an all Redskins podcast, but we don't know maybe like fifty episodes in there would be amazing if we could really start a fun to buy the Redskins just to tell the world what a terrible owner, Dan Snyder of baby at the podcast takes off. This is the first part of the fun. So sit back relax episode. One of the pre-opening diaries is coming again, we tape this in December. Anything else you want to plug or mentioned before we get to this? No, I'm just asking everyone that listens to be patient a promise you it will get better. Yeah. And remember full transparency. He's bearing his soul here live this, be tender his. He's a gentle guy. Just trust us. Hold our hands as we walk you through the fire. Easy. This is this is really different, right? So but eventually we're going to have celebs all all kinds of people. You're taking this running in this and eventually we'll see if we can book Joe house. Eventually, I think Joe house has to come sooner rather than later we'll just Kenny at the restaurant. Yeah, episode, one pre-opening diaries taped in December right now.

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