Celebrity chef and restaurateur David Chang is about to poke in the world of ‘fake food.’ In the trailer of his upcoming Hulu Show The Next thing You Eat, chef Chang is seen pretty jazzed up about the weird lab-grown food and ultra-smart robots. Through this show, chef and author Chang is going to take an exceptional but urgent look at the source of our modern foods and where it is finally headed.
The episodic docu-series The Next thing You Eat is a collaborative project of the celebrity chef with well-known documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville. The show has made its premiere on Hulu on October 21. Throughout the six episodes of the show, host Chang is going to taste and talk about lab-made food, while pondering over things ranging from robotic processing to influential marketing. He will be accompanied by culinary experts, food scientists, and celebrity guests.
The new show is going to dig deeper into the changing experience of food culture and ponder on its future. While the audience will be amazed by seeing robots picking tomatoes, or cooking chicken nuggets, chef Chang will be unearthing the secret of lab-grown meat or salmon from the experts. The meat-loving chef himself has included lab-made meats in his restaurant menus. The futuristic show will strike a serious and important note on the food world, by asking about the reliability of sushi while the oceans are becoming more toxic and desolate day by day. With a past television work experience of exploring the beauty of so-called ‘ugly’ foods, chef Chang is about to walk on another less traveled road this time in his culinary journey.
David Chang emerged in the global culinary scene in 2004 when he opened Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City. He served delicious ramen and his signature specialty decadent pork buns there, and gradually established a culinary empire by the following decade. Now with multiple acclaimed branches across the globe and other culinary ventures, Chan is a star chef-restaurateur, renowned cookbook author, and popular television host.
5 Traditional Must-Try Venezuelan Dishes for Food Lovers
Whether you’re a fan of food, Latin America, or both, you’ll quickly discover there’s so much to try in Venezuelan cuisine. From savory to sweet, and filling breakfast staples to full-on meals, here are five must-try dishes that will pamper your taste buds and become your new favorites!
1. Pabellón Criollo — The Most Traditional Venezuelan Dish
When it comes to Venezuelan signature dishes, you simply can’t miss Pabellón Criollo. Made from pulled beef, white rice, and black beans, this meal can be served in a number of ways. Most commonly with potatoes (like it is in the picture above) or with fried eggs on top (called Pabellón a Caballo).
2. Arepas — Delicious and Flavorsome
If you ask any Venezuelan about their favorite traditional snack, it’s likely that most will answer arepas. These small corn flour pitas are so versatile that they can be served with a dizzying number of fillings. Depending on how adventurous the cook is, arepas can be filled with pulled pork, beans, eggs, cheese, rice, veggies, and so much more. Not to mention sauces and spices! Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, arepas will steal your heart!
3. Cachapas — Venezuela’s Version of Pancakes
Similar to arepas, cachapas are often dubbed Venezuelan pancakes. Made from corn or cornmeal, these have sugar added to the batter (unlike arepas) and are most traditionally paired with a filling of queso blanco (like in the image above). Slightly sweet and perfectly delicious, this meal and its ingredients are a match made in heaven.
4. Cachitos — Croissants With a Twist
Filled with cheese and ham, these buttery crescent rolls are sort of like the Venezuelan version of French croissants. Cachitos have the perfect blend of crispiness on the outside and a chewy softness on the inside that makes them a must-try for everyone. In Venezuela, they are most commonly eaten for breakfast with coffee or some orange juice, but you’ll probably want to have them all day long as soon as you try them!
5. Mondoca — Donuts Meet Pretzels
You can’t go exploring Venezuelan cuisine without trying mondoca. These are basically donuts shaped like pretzels made from cornmeal and plantains. You can dip them in butter, queso fresco, or another salty option to bring a kick to the otherwise sweet mondoca. They are typically a breakfast meal because they’re quite filling, and it’s best to eat them while they’re still warm.