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Eat a Peach: A Memoir


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix’s Ugly Scrumptious—an intimate account of the making of a chef, the story of the fashionable restaurant world that he helped form, and the way he found that success may be a lot tougher to know than failure.ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR, Fortune, Parade, The New York Public Library, Backyard & GunIn 2004, Momofuku Noodle Bar opened in a tiny, stark house in Manhattan’s East Village. Its younger chef-owner, David Chang, labored the road, serving ramen and pork buns to a mixture of fellow restaurant cooks and confused diners whose concept of ramen was immediate noodles in Styrofoam cups. It might have been not possible to comprehend it on the time—and positively Chang would have guess towards himself—however he, who had failed at nearly each endeavor in his life, was about to turn into one of the influential cooks of his technology, pushed by the query, “What if the underground may turn into the mainstream?”Chang grew up the youngest son of a deeply spiritual Korean American household in Virginia. Graduating school aimless and depressed, he fled the States for Japan, hoping to seek out some sense of belonging. Whereas instructing English in a backwater city, he skilled the highs of his first full-blown manic episode, and commenced to assume that the cooking and sharing of meals may give him each function and company in his life.Stuffed with grace, candor, grit, and humor, Eat a Peach chronicles Chang’s switchback path. He lays naked his errors and wonders about his extraordinary luck as he recounts the inconceivable collection of occasions that led him to the highest of his career. He wrestles along with his lifelong emotions of otherness and inadequacy, explores the psychological sickness that just about killed him, and finds hope within the shared worth of deliciousness. Alongside the best way, Chang provides us a penetrating take a look at restaurant life, through which he balances his deep love for the kitchen with unflinching honesty concerning the business’s historical past of brutishness and its unsure future.