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The Dave Chang Show

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House Spice, How to Cook Crawfish, and Forging a New Cuisine With Kwame Onwuachi and Joshua David Stein

The cookbook authors join to discuss their latest release, ‘My America’

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Multiverse Dave in Search of the Sasquatch

Plus, Dave, Chris, and Noelle talk about a belated lemon-pepper defense, Elite Yelper Chris Ying, a rookie visit to Hillstone, the magic of Pierre Gagnaire, and Dave’s application for ‘Iron Chef’

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Unreasonable and Radical Ideas With Lucas Mann

Dave and Chris talk to Acre Venture Partners cofounder Lucas Mann about how a future-focused VC firm engages with the tough-to-change worlds of food and agriculture

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Steakhouses, Dishwashers, and Keeping Up With the Late-Night Coffee Drinkers

The MOIF team reconvenes to review the Required Eating challenges handed down last week—and what was meant to be a finale turns into more of a cliffhanger

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Biscuits, Brisket, and Big Pizza Energy With Bryan Ford

Plus, talking Jamaican food, heirloom Hot Pockets, and former NBA player Brian Scalabrine

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Airport Food, Zabar’s Tactics, and a New MOIF Challenge

Dave, Chris, and Noelle are shaking up the show with a newly kinetic, activity-driven MOIF format—and if you’re reading this, we’re roping you into it, too

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A Master Brewer Takes on Nonalcoholic Beer

John Walker tells Dave and Chris about what drew him to Athletic Brewing, amid a conversation covering temperance pairings, shift drinks, mowing the lawn in a shirt and tie, the great taste of cheap beer, and more

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Shoestring Fries, Sous Vide Thoughts, and Food Gifts for Your Boss

Plus, the beauty of a properly poured Guinness, wedding registry advice, and discussing booze that comes in a pleather case

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The Rise of West Coast BBQ (and Where Dave Wants It to Go Next) With Matt Horn

Plus, talking BBQ omakase, cooking hot links until they burst, and Coke vs. Pepsi

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Secret Burger Intel, Banchan Abundance, and the Opposite of ASMR

Plus, talking ‘Harry Potter’ geography, bathtub eating, and the unstoppable advance of the Seattle Dog

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Infinite Energy Is an Understatement, With Christina Tosi

Dave and Chris are joined by the Milk Bar founder to discuss her new book, ‘Dessert Can Save the World’

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Birthday Banquets, High-Speed Early-Bird Dinners, and Europe the Dave Chang Way

Also explored in today’s episode: Dave’s body falling apart, a real-life candy draft, and whether Veggie Straws are vegetables

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‘The Wok,’ Recipes, and Letting Go of “The Best” With J. Kenji López-Alt

Plus, debunking the restaurant-burner requirement, our collective no-recipe moment, and encountering your mom’s YouTube history

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Ice Cream, Late-Night Dining, and the 2022 Chain-Restaurant Draft

Chris, and Noelle step into the My Opinion Is Fact arena once again—before deciding that the time is right for an impromptu assessment of the national chain-restaurant landscape

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Shame Wizards and Ambition Gremlins With Nick Kroll

Nick Kroll is back to talk about new projects, new parenthood, and all the internal juggling and existential turmoil these achievements entail

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If It’s Nice Outside, It’s Nice Inside, Too

Dave answers listener questions ranging from mayonnaise-based salads to Frosty-dipped French fries

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The Secret, Extremely Spicy Recipe for Talk Show Success

Dave and Chris speak with ‘Hot Ones’ host Sean Evans about the next frontiers of hot sauce and believing in his show before it caught on

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Food Abstinence, Food Orgy

Dave and Chris talk Milk Bar ice cream, Dave’s duplicate-shirt strategy, going all in on dinner, and recipes that require a fire extinguisher

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Dave Goes to Disneyland, and a Talk With the Director of ‘Turning Red’

Topics include Dole Whip, Toronto Chinatowns, the emotions inspired by boy bands, and early 2000s nostalgia

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A Whirlwind Guide to New Orleans, and One Last Bite of the Wheel

Also covered: Andre Agassi’s stylistic legacy, hazardous pistachios, Soylent Stockholm syndrome, the Vegas blip, Dave’s new favorite ice cream, and considering being a keto bro

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An Expert’s Perspective on Pots and Pans

Dave and Chris chat with Stanley Cheng for an insider’s guide to the industry and a few sure-fire picks for home cooks

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A Trader Joe’s Check-in

Plus, quantifying grocery store quality, tantrums on a plane, and shrimp scampi pizza

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Dave Chang Shoots the Moon

The crew talks ramen, rum, and a weekend in Vegas

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Difficulty Isn’t a Bad Thing

Among the topics Dave, Chris, and Noelle discuss are drinking from a puddle on 1st Avenue, Dave endangering the no-sugar seal, new frontiers in freeze-dried food, the military MRE minefield, and a perfectly ripe mango

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Aphrodisiacs, Oxtails, and Valentine’s Day Erasure

Among the topics tenderly contemplated: why everything that tastes good is bad for you, eating Mexican food in Northern Virginia, and considering a career as a master pickpocket

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Spinning on the Wheel of Constraint

Among the topics for today are a NASA recipe taste test, eating cassoulet on the space station, the underground MRE economy, negotiating the terms of the no-sugar program, and the Charles Barkley rule

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The Cleaver in the Arena

Dave and Chris discuss lemon-pepper bagels, land scurvy, America’s Most Valuable Texture, and Dave’s pyrotechnic oven mitt test

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Are Restaurants Ready for NFTs?

Mike Novogratz returns to the show to guide Dave and Chris through the wilds of web3, NFTs, and the crypto economy

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Eating Boneless Wings in the Metaverse

In a new My Opinion Is Fact, Dave, Chris, and Noelle discuss everything from Chris burning his eyebrows off to Peking duck pizza

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The Hidden Origins of Dave Chang, Demystified

Professor Henry Louis Gates joins the show to discuss his own journey, his hot-sauce collection, and what they discovered in the far reaches of the Chang family tree

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The Pizza Oven Paradox

Does wanting to make pizza at home mean the universe is telling you to never, ever make pizza at home?

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Dinner Music, With Hrishikesh Hirway of ‘Song Exploder’

The podcaster joins to talk about what makes great restaurant music and share his dinner-party playlist