Netflix Serves Up ‘Ugly Delicious’ Series

Netflix is cooking up a new food-themed, non-scripted series, Ugly Delicious, debuting Feb. 23.

The eight-episode series features award-winning chef and Momofuku restaurant founder David Chang as he travels the world with writers, chefs, activists and artists who use food as a vehicle to break down cultural barriers and tackle misconceptions, said Netflix officials.

Episodes will explore such delicacies as Viet-Cajun cuisine in Houston, Neapolitan Pizza in Tokyo and home cooking in Copenhagen. The show will also feature such special guests as Eric Wareheim, Gillia Jacobs, Ali Wong, Jimmy Kimmel, Alan Yang, Steve Yuen and Nick Kroll, Netflix said. 

Ugly Delicious is produced by Tremolo Productions, with Morgan Neville, David Chang, Eddie Schmidt, Peter Meehan, Christopher Chen, Lisa Nishimura, Ben Cotner and Adam Del Deo serving as Executive Producers.

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