Award-winning chef David Chang will serve as an NBC Olympics special correspondent in PyeongChang, giving an insider’s look at South Korean food, culture and traditions.
Chang, a second generation Korean American, founded the Momofuku Restaurant Group with restaurants in New York, Washington D.C., Sydney, Toronto and Las Vegas.
“One of the great things about eating in Korea is that you can find delicious food everywhere, from street food to 3 Michelin star dining,” Chang said in a press release. “It’s an amalgamation of influences from all over the world. It truly doesn’t get more multicultural than this.”
NBC Sports and Chang have already filmed two pieces shot in Korea and set to be broadcast during the games. The first begins on the streets of Seoul, where Eastern and Western cultures and foods are being reinvented in uniquely Korean ways, then explores the vegetarian temple cuisine of ancient Korea as well as Gaon, one of two South Korean restaurants to hold three Michelin stars. Chang’s second piece is about the ancient matriarchal communities of diving women on Jeju island, where women, some of them in their 80s, free dive 20-plus feet daily into 40 degree water.
Chang’s accolades include making the Time 100, Fortune‘s “40 Under 40” and Esquire‘s most influential people of the 21st century.
The PyeongChang Olympics begin Feb. 8 on NBC.
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