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The Mind of a Chef

Season 1 Episode 1: Noodle

Video duration: 23:10Video has closed captioning.

In the series premiere, chef David Chang dissects the roots of his passion for ramen dishes and tsukemen on a trip to Japan. Learn the history of this famous noodle as David visits a ramen factory, has a bowl of original tsukemen, and examines how alkalinity makes noodles chewier and less prone to dissolving in broth. Join Anthony Bourdain, Chang and PBS on this journey into the mind of a chef!

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Episodes of The Mind of a Chef7

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The Mind of a Chef

Season 4 Episode 9: Fire

Watch David Kinch in the second half of Season 4 of THE MIND OF A CHEF.

Season 4 Episode 9: Fire

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The Mind of a Chef

Season 4 Episode 1: Prune

"I like it perfectly bent." -Gabrielle Hamilton. Watch the first episode of Season 4.

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Season 4 Episode 1: Prune

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The Mind of a Chef

Season 3 Episode 9: Winter

Enter the mind of chef Magnus Nilsson in this episode of THE MIND OF A CHEF Season 3.

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Season 3 Episode 9: Winter

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The Mind of a Chef

Season 3 Episode 1: Origin

Enter the mind of chef Ed Lee in this premiere episode of THE MIND OF A CHEF Season 3.

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Season 3 Episode 1: Origin

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Clips of The Mind of a Chef19

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The Mind of a Chef

Bonus Scene: Fried Zucchini Agrodolce

Gabrielle Hamilton and Paulie D'Arpa prepare Fried Zucchini Agrodolce.

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Bonus Scene: Fried Zucchini Agrodolce

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The Mind of a Chef

Bonus Scene: Marinated Mussels

Gabrielle Hamilton and Misty Callies prepare marinated mussels.

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Bonus Scene: Marinated Mussels

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The Mind of a Chef

Bonus Scene: Poulet a la Crème

Gabrielle Hamilton and David Boulud prepare poulet a la crème.

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Bonus Scene: Poulet a la Crème

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The Mind of a Chef

Bonus Scene: Zucchini Tops

Gabrielle Hamilton prepares a dish using the often-discarded zucchini tops.

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Bonus Scene: Zucchini Tops

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The Mind of a Chef

The Mind of a Chef, Episode 14: Sweet Spot (Excerpt)

An excerpt from The Mind of a Chef, Episode 14: Sweet Spot.

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The Mind of a Chef, Episode 14: Sweet Spot (Excerpt)

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The Mind of a Chef

The Mind of a Chef, Episode 13: Soy (Excerpt)

An excerpt from The Mind of a Chef, Episode 13: Soy.

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The Mind of a Chef, Episode 13: Soy (Excerpt)

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The Mind of a Chef

The Mind of a Chef, Episode 12: Fresh (Excerpt)

An excerpt from The Mind of a Chef, Episode 12: Fresh.

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The Mind of a Chef, Episode 12: Fresh (Excerpt)

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The Mind of a Chef

The Mind of a Chef, Episode 11: New York (Excerpt)

An excerpt from The Mind of a Chef, Episode 11: New York.

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The Mind of a Chef, Episode 11: New York (Excerpt)

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Previews of The Mind of a Chef42

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The Mind of a Chef

Preview | Season 5 Episode 5: Strip Malls

Ludo’s restaurants embody the cultural mash-up and high/low flair that is the strip mall.

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Preview | Season 5 Episode 5: Strip Malls

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The Mind of a Chef

Preview | Season 5 Episode 4: LudoBird

How does a chef trained in the finest French kitchens translate his cuisine to fast food?

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Preview | Season 5 Episode 4: LudoBird

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The Mind of a Chef

Preview | Season 5 Episode 3: Fried

The best fried dishes from our archives, served crispy and sizzling in grease.

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Preview | Season 5 Episode 3: Fried

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The Mind of a Chef

Preview | Season 5 Episode 2: Legends

It takes a great chef to make a great chef.

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Preview | Season 5 Episode 2: Legends

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