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The Dave Chang Show

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Dave Chang Goes to Italy

Dave recaps his trip by talking countryside train rides, gelato vs. ice cream, and eating a pizza-pocket at a Roman McDonald’s

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What It Takes to Make Great Pasta With Evan Funke

Plus, talking Caprese salad flavor in Capri, priori deliciousness, and using failure as your North Star

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Picky Eaters, the Baby-Product Universe, and Dave Chang Kids’ Meal Tips

With the help of our friends at buybuy BABY, Dave and Chris kick off Clean Plate Club, our new series on cooking for kids, with a conversation about the toughest diner out there: the picky eater

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Turning Creativity Into Culture With John Jay

Dave calls up John to talk about finding inspiration in unexpected places, DJing at Space Lab Yellow, learning from Juan Mari Arzak, and the problem with being obsessed with success

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Why Travel Anywhere?

Plus, talking the lunacy of restaurant week, the Balthazar equation, and traveling vs. sightseeing

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Plunging Into Pizza With Wylie Dufresne

Plus, thoughts on folding a hamburger in half, taking salads off the menu, and post-grunge food

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Living an Earned Life With Marshall Goldsmith

Plus, what to order when the fish is bad and the steak is worse

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SF and NY Eating, Coconut Coffee, and a Few of Dave’s Favorite Recipes

Plus, talking premium nighttime cereal, restaurant economics, and Potemkin Biscoff

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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