Eat A Peach
A MemoirBook - 2020 | First edition
In 2004, Momofuku Noodle Bar opened in a tiny space in Manhattan's East Village. Chang, the chef-owner, worked the line, serving ramen and pork buns to a mix of fellow restaurant cooks and confused diners whose idea of ramen was instant noodles in Styrofoam cups. He was about to become one of the most influential chefs of his generation, driven by the question, "What if the underground could become the mainstream?" Here he recounts the improbable series of events that led him to the top of his profession. He wrestles with his lifelong feelings of otherness and inadequacy, explores the mental illness that almost killed him, and finds hope in the shared value of deliciousness. -- adapted from jacket.
From Library Staff
This memoir is more than another tell-all about life in a commercial kitchen. David Chang shares both his professional experiences and his personal struggles with depression and mental illness. A personal look at chef as well as the man.
Best known for his Momofuku culinary brand and his Netflix show Ugly Delicious, Chang gives readers a candid and entertaining self-assessment of his life in the "foodie fast lane."