June looks brilliant for TV fans for food. Actor / director Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi are coming together for a new Netflix series, The Chef Show. With episodes with a meal with the Avengers Launched in Atlanta and smoking chest in Texas, the couple "will experiment with their favorite recipes and techniques, cooking, cooking, exploring and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the entertainment and cooking world". Guests of the show, which will be presented June 7, include Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey, Jr. and David Chang.
Friends collaborated for the first time on Favreau's film chef (2014), which has been widely praised for its accurate portrayal of what it means to work in a professional kitchen. For his depiction of a chef trying to recover his culinary creativity after a viral fusion, Favreau actually learned to cook. Choi worked as a culinary consultant in the film (he was eventually promoted to co-producer) and recommended Favreau to take private cooking lessons at a cooking school before putting it to work in stores.
"During the production of chefI developed a much deeper understanding of the ways in which we express our emotions, share our cultures and seek meaningful connections through the act of cooking and eating, "said Favreau in a statement." I am so nostalgic of that time and those experiences – this series gives me the perfect opportunity to go back to the kitchen and create new memories ".
Choi started a frenzy of L.A. in 2008 with his legendary Korean ribbed taco and the food truck fleet, Kogi. Since then he has been credited as one of the instigators of the gourmet food truck movement. "Roy Choi changed the world when he elevated the concept of a" cockroach "truck to a sophisticated, ultra hot and democratic restaurant," Anthony Bourdain wrote about Choi in 2016, when it was included in the Time 100 List for the second time .
While Choi debuted another television project at the beginning of this month – Broken bread, a series of food justice co-produced by PBS channel KCET is Tastemade – he says The Chef Show represents the realization of a childhood dream: his first cooking show.
"I grew up with Julia Child, Paul Prudhomme, Sara Moulton, and of course Emeril's first show had a huge impact on my life. C & # 39; s something timeless and beautiful in cooking directly at the camera. L & # 39. "The only downside was, I'm not a natural born entertainer, so doing it alone was always out of the question," Choi said in an ad on the show. "But then I met Jon and we built an incredible friendship for the film, chef. We both didn't want it to end. And through this friendship I found my soul mate and a child's dream is now a reality. "