Ugly Delicious: Season 1 (2018)


Critic Consensus: Ugly Delicious injects new life into the food documentary by dispensing with culinary pretensions and celebrating a vibrant spectrum of dishes that are sure to whet audience appetites.


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Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018
Air date: Feb 23, 2018

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Over eight episodes, David travels the world with writers and chefs, activists and artists, who use food as a vehicle to break down cultural barriers, tackle misconceptions and uncover shared experiences. Ugly Delicious ventures out of polished kitchens into the wider world to explore Viet-Cajun cuisine in Houston, Neapolitan Pizza in Tokyo, home cooking in Copenhagen, and much more.

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Critic Reviews for Ugly Delicious Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (13)

It's a cooking show that has explicit judgments, and that states them, and sometimes tries to work through them, which makes it less soothing than some other cooking shows, but also more interesting.

Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Chang's best moments are thoughtful takes on the immigrant experience.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

I don't watch much food television. What it serves up - competition, showiness - has never really made me hungry. Until now. David Chang's series "Ugly Delicious," on Netflix, makes me ravenous.

Mar 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Those who prefer their pizza with the works should order up the first episode of "Ugly Delicious," the delightfully messy new series by renowned chef David Chang, who is grounded enough to appreciate the occasional slice of Domino's.

Feb 26, 2018 | Full Review…

In the very least, it provides plenty of food for thought.

Feb 23, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Don't watch [Ugly Delicious] while hungry.

Feb 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It's for want of a better term, woke cooking, and it makes for hypnotic watching, which is why I'd probably end up queuing for more of it.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

It tells a beautiful story of America and how we got here, one taco at a time.

Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…

The message is reassuringly simple: the inelegant, ungainly and downright dangerously calorific is just as important as a three-Michelin-starred chef's latest dizzyingly complex concoction.

Dec 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Food-culture show about more than just cuisine.

Mar 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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