In the very least, it provides plenty of food for thought.
In the Chang vernacular, it looks bonkers, and you'll want to crush it.
I don't watch much food television. What it serves up - competition, showiness - has never really made me hungry. Until now. David Chang's series "Ugly Delicious," on Netflix, makes me ravenous.
It's a cooking show that has explicit judgments, and that states them, and sometimes tries to work through them, which makes it less soothing than some other cooking shows, but also more interesting.
...so appetizing. I cannot stress this enough: If you are going to sit down and watch one or more episodes of Ugly Delicious, for the love of God, bring snacks.
Nervous dad-to-be Dave seeks advice from fellow chefs on how to juggle work and parenting, then tries his hand at making kid-friendly food.
Admitting he's clueless about Indian cuisine, Dave turns to Aziz Ansari and Padma Lakshmi for help and embarks on an eye-opening trip to Mumbai.
Dave and friends visit cattle ranches, upscale restaurants and an Outback Steakhouse to unpack the complicated social dynamics of sliced beef.
An obsession with cooking meat on a spit inspires Dave to drop by a food science lab and explore how displaced people have shaped culinary history.