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  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781529110340
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $42.99
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Eat A Peach

A Memoir




The celebrated chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix's Ugly Delicious gets uncomfortably real in his debut memoir.

'David is a personal hero - funny, wise, humble, and self-aware. With Eat a Peach, he puts words to so many of the things we all feel, sharing generously of his own journey so we can all benefit in the process.'
Chrissy Teigen, New York Times bestselling author of Cravings


In 2004, Momofuku Noodle Bar opened in Manhattan's East Village. Its young chef-owner, David Chang, served ramen and pork buns to a mix of fellow restaurant cooks and confused diners whose idea of ramen was instant noodles in Styrofoam cups. It would have been impossible to know that he would become one of the most influential chefs of his generation.

Full of grace, candour, grit, and humour, Eat a Peach chronicles Chang's journey, laying bare his mistakes and feelings of otherness and inadequacy. Along the way, Chang gives us a penetrating look at restaurant life, balancing his deep love for the kitchen with unflinching honesty about the industry's history of brutishness and its uncertain future.

An intimate account of the making of a chef, the modern restaurant world that he helped shape, and how success can be much harder to understand than failure.

  • Published: 15 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781529110340
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $42.99
Categories:

About the author

David Chang

David Chang is the chef and founder of Momofuku. Since opening his first restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar, in 2004, he has received six James Beard Awards, and has been recognized as GQ’s Man of the Year and a Time 100 honoree. In 2018, David formed Majordomo Media. He is the host of The Dave Chang Show podcast and two Netflix original documentary series, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and Ugly Delicious. His cookbook, Momofuku, is a New York Times bestseller.

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Praise for Eat A Peach

Dave Chang's writing is honest and vulnerable. As a child of immigrants, the DNA of his story spoke to me. Now I just have to keep up with his drive and tenacity!

Hasan Minhaj, host, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

David Chang is one of the world's most creative chefs, but it wasn't obvious he would become that. I was absolutely enthralled by his underdog story, which he tells with passion, humor, and skill. Don't miss this incredible memoir!

Brian Grazer, New York Times bestselling author of A CURIOUS MIND and co-founder of Imagine Entertainment

Full of humour and honesty, it provides nourishment and a sense of solidarity

New York Times

A great storyteller with a great story to tell

Jimmy Kimmel

Inspiring...This book is for anyone who...aspires to become an entrepreneur or a more decent person.

Adam Grant, author of ORIGINALS

A compelling philosophy of a man who believes in a beautiful life beyond reach

Min Jin Lee, author of PACHINKO

Ever since I slurped my first Momofuku ramen bowl, I knew David Chang was a special chef. Now, with this soulful memoir, David has added another feather to his cap: brilliant writer.

Chrissy Teigen, author of CRAVINGS

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