Film & TV

Anthony Bourdain and David Chang Team Up For New PBS Series: The Mind of a Chef

Anthony Bourdain is one busy guy.

In addition to closing out his run on No Reservations, he's got an additional season of The Layover in the can, is writing for HBO's Treme, and preparing for his new gig at CNN. That would be way too much for the average man, but let's never forget that Tony Bourdain is a superhero.

So, to fill up his days, he's come up with one more television venture, The Mind of a Chef, which airs on PBS on November 9, is part travel show, part cooking show. It's produced by Zero Point Zero Productions (the same people behind Bourdain's award-winning Travel Channel shows).

Sounds a hell of a lot like No Reservations -- only this time, The Mind of a Chef stars

David Chang in the role of "man who eats his way around the world and

talks about it" -- at least for season one. If you're missing a little

Bourdain action, take comfort in the fact that he will be narrating the

episodes and serves as executive producer.

And, if you're missing

that trademark Bourdain cockiness, it seems to be coming along for the

ride. According to Zero Point Zero, The Mind of a Chef is

"simultaneously reverential, cocky, daring and inquisitive; never

pandering, always informative and entertaining", using dynamic stories,

lush "food porn", animation and artwork".

Chang is chef/founder

of Momofuku Restaurant Group and the brainchild behind the Lucky Peach

food journal. He's also pretty much just as funny, snarky, and nasty as


Obviously we'll watch -- even if we think it sounds just a wee bit's a preview so you can decide for yourself.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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