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Watch David Chang & Alex Atala Talk Culinary Creativity

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Here's a video from the TimesTalks discussion that chefs David Chang of Momofuku and Alex Atala of D.O.M. in Brazil (currently ranked #6 in the world) did together as part of the annual New York City Wine & Food Festival earlier this month. Moderated by the New York Times' Jeff Gordinier, their conversation touches on various native Brazilian ingredients Atala is working with and the misos and soy sauces Chang is creating at his culinary lab. Both chefs also talk about their interest in fermentation, their definitions of culinary creativity, the importance of questioning the status quo, and much, much more. Says Atala: "Repetition is very important, but they never explain why ... I grabbed the building blocks and crashed them, and rebuilt my cuisine to try to understand why." Go, watch:

Video: Alex Atala & David Chang | Interview | TimesTalks

· Alex Atala & David Chang | Interview | TimesTalks [YouTube]
· All David Chang Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Alex Atala Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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