Cool Dad Job: Chefcaster
Latest Cool Dad Achievement: The launch of Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on Netflix
Before the birth of his son Hugo, David Chang turned the second season of his culinary video essay Ugly Delicious into a meditation on what it means to become a dad. His trepidation was clear. “I have a picture of me being a bad parent. I have a picture of me not being able to be present, me being on planes,” he said. “The alternative is, I just want to make bento boxes for their school lunches. That would give me a lot of pleasure.” What’s been clear since his son’s birth is that Chang had nothing to worry about. He’s found private and public joy in cooking for his family. Still, he was right to be nervous. Fatherhood is hungry work.