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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 might 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 instantaneous noodles in Styrofoam cups. It will have been not possible to realize it on the time—and definitely Chang would have wager in opposition to himself—however he, who had failed at nearly each endeavor in his life, was about to change into some of the influential cooks of his technology, pushed by the query, “What if the underground might change into the mainstream?”Chang grew up the youngest son of a deeply non secular 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 started to suppose that the cooking and sharing of meals might give him each objective and company in his life.Filled 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 unbelievable sequence of occasions that led him to the highest of his career. He wrestles together 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 way in which, Chang offers us a penetrating take a look at restaurant life, by which he balances his deep love for the kitchen with unflinching honesty in regards to the business’s historical past of brutishness and its unsure future.