Ugly Delicious season 2 review – being a father and a chef? David is tested. From kids to curry to steaks to meat turns.

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Summary

Ugly Delicious Season 2 ranges from having children to meat turns, with David Chang presenting yet another appealing food show, exploring different cultures.

Netflix docuseries Ugly Delicious season 2 will be released on the platform on March 6, 2020 — add it to your list.


I’ve known many chefs in my 30-year life and what’s always astounding is the work hours — the numbers they vouch for are not only incredible but they sound absolutely crippling. For the passionate, lifetime chefs, it is an unforgiving but rewarding experience both for their pride and the reveling customers. The first episode of Ugly Delicious Season 2 delves into being that chef, but also taking on parenting — just how does it work?

We see David in a different light in Ugly Delicious Season 2. A man that has always stated that his restaurants are his children, food is his first love, so it’s only telling that the first episode is the most important. I’ve always found it fascinating watching successful people embark on the early days of making a family and the common link is understanding and compromise. You can have both, but the environment has to be right. Of course, David cannot drop his life’s work and look after his children every day, but the main link was the circle of people in his life and rearranging how family and food entwined could work.

Luckily for David, he has already made his success, so the justifications are there to create a new environment, but the way he questions the hardships of mixing a 60+hour week with a baby due at home was oddly compelling. He speaks to other chefs as well, with one of them stating that they just brought their child to the restaurant. I almost saluted the female chef for her downright courage of napping between phases of her work.

Ugly Delicious Season 2 is easy to digest as a 4-part series — it moves from children to Indian food, which was equally as compelling as the first episode. Surprisingly, David Chang knows very little about Indian food, and his out-of-depth experiences create an appealing episode. The Netflix series then goes from steak to meat turns.

I actually think Ugly Delicious Season 2 is better than its predecessor. With the opening episode implementing family life, audiences will be buoyed by the fact that there is some realism injected into the everyday life of an upcoming or successful chef. There’s no doubt in my mind that there will be a Season 3.


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Daniel Hart

Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.

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