A new internet series presenting celebrities, along with actor Daniel Dae Kim and “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu, ambitions to discover the history and the cultural impact of Asian meals, from night markets to how food is shared on social media.
“Family Style” is a 12-episode unscripted collection from production organisation YOMYOMF, based through director Justin Lin, and content material studio Stage 13. Executive producer Philip W. Chung stated he hopes visitors can connect with the series because its celeb guests and hosts — the “Foodie Fam,” made up of eight friends, which include actors Sujata Day and Anthony Ma — deliver various perspectives to a traditional meals show.
“I haven’t visible something like this in which it looks like you’re placing out with Asian Americans and Asians from all distinctive backgrounds and sharing your very own know-how and revel in of food collectively, and that turned into something we wanted to capture specifically with unique points of view within the network,” Chung stated.
Each episode makes a specialty of a one of a kind cuisine or distinctive food-associated subject matter, which includes noodles or sweets, and an aggregate of segments proposing to sit down-down interviews with celebrity guests or the “Foodie Fam” engaging in cooking instructions or games.
Day, one of the hosts, stated that similar to Chung, she becomes drawn to the show’s premise of bringing together people who shared a not unusual interest. The “Foodie Fam,” she added, felt like a real own family, even though she’d only met one of the different hosts, Ma, before.
“None of us are expert cooks in the meals enterprise and we all just love food, and I assume that’s a super manner for target audience contributors to get into the show and say ‘They’re much like us!’ due to the fact that we’re all mastering collectively,” Day said. “We’re everyday folks that love meals and love spreading that love to each other.”
Ma stated that one of the highlights of the display become sharing the screen together with his mother, where the 2 go to the 626 Night Market in Arcadia, California.
“It’s cool to see the passing from one generation and how it affects the following era and also you see that with me and my mother,” he said.
“Family Style” premieres May 13 at the Stage thirteen website, YouTube, and Facebook Watch, with new episodes publishing every Monday and Thursday till the week of June 17. It’s additionally one of several meals-associated shows introduced these days hosted via or presenting Asian and Asian-American cooks and celebrities. Kogi founder Roy Choi’s series “Broken Bread” is scheduled to greatest this month, and Hulu also introduced in May that Chrissy Teigen and Momofuku magnate David Chang will also co-host a meals-centric show for their platform.
The uptick in shows like “Family Style” is a contrast to current stories approximately non-Asian chefs seeking to redefine Asian cuisine, along with Gordon Ramsay’s Lucky Cat restaurant and the New York City-based totally Lucky Lee’s, which advertised itself as generating “healthified” Chinese-American food.
Chung, the “Family Style” govt manufacturer, said he hopes their collection will no longer only entertain audiences, however additionally educate.
“For a person like me who’s Asian American and who describes myself as really of a foodie, I try and learn as a whole lot about food as possible, and it’s top notch how a great deal I discovered from this show that I thought I knew and didn’t really,” he stated. “I need human beings to peer how food and ingesting is what connects families in Asian cultures. In a number of cultures, announcing, ‘Have you eaten?’ is almost like saying, ‘I love you.’ And so much revolves round own family and food, and we desired to capture the significance of that.”