The celebrated chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix's Ugly Delicious gets uncomfortably real in his debut memoir.
David Chang is the chef and owner of the Momofuku empire, with 15 locations from New York to Australia, and the creator and producer of the hit Netflix series Ugly Delicious. Chang has been named a Food & Wine Best New Chef, a GQ Man of the Year, a Rolling Stone Agent of Change, and a Bon Appetit Chef of the Year. He has taken home five James Beard Awards, including Best New Restaurant (2009, Momofuku Ko) and Outstanding Chef (2013). His game-changing and New York Times bestselling cookbook, Momofuku (Clarkson Potter, 2009) has sold nearly 200,000 copies.
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. 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
If you're looking for a cookbook, this is a terrible choice. Herein, you will find the recipe for one of our brightest, energetic, talented and inspiring Americans (who also happens to be a chef). David Chang is a great storyteller with a great story to tell. -- Jimmy Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
David Chang is one of the most beloved chefs on earth, but his inspiring memoir is not just for foodies. He's one of the most audaciously open-hearted and honest humans you'll ever find. This book is for anyone who has ever felt like an underdog or an underachiever-or aspires to become an entrepreneur or a more decent person. -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife
Eat A Peach is not merely an autobiography of a great creative; rather, it's a compelling philosophy of a man who believes in a beautiful life beyond reach. It is profoundly gratifying to witness Chang marching uphill, step by step, toward his sublime vision. As Chang suffers, rages and fights for his quest, we can't help but admire his vulnerability, courage and conviction. -- Min Jin Lee, author of FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES and PACHINKO, a Finalist for the National Book Award
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