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The chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix's Ugly Delicious gets uncomfortably real in his debut memoir. As a young, unspectacular cook, David Chang opened a noodle restaurant in Manhattan's East Village that should not have survived its first, misbegotten year. But, through sheer stubbornness and a series of utterly reckless choices, he became a chef who the New York Times once described as "the modern equivalent of Norman Mailer or Muhammad Ali." In this part memoir, part philosophical thesis, Chang lays bare his self-doubt and ruminates on mental health. He explains the ideas that guide him and demonstrates how cuisine is a weapon against complacency and racism. Exhibiting the vulnerability of Andre Agassi's Open and the vivid storytelling of Patti Smith's Just Kids, this is a portrait of a modern America in which tenacity can overcome anything.



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David Chang

David Chang is the chef and owner of Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssam Bar, Momofuku Ko, and Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar, all located in New York City. He has been honored with many awards, including Food & Wine's Best Chef 2006, Bon Appettit's Best Chef of the Year 2007, one of GQ's Men of the Year 2007, and James Beard Awards for Rising Star Chef 2007 and Best Chef New York City 2008. "Momofuku" is his first book.



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