Eat a Peach is a memoir by David Chang. The book tells the story of Chang’s life, from his childhood in New York City to his rise as one of the world’s most celebrated chefs. Along the way, he offers insights into cuisine and cooking, family and fatherhood, and coming-of-age in America.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who loves food, cooking, memoirs or just wants to learn more about the amazing David Chang.
- The author is a renowned chef
- The book tells the story of Chang’s life and his insights into cuisine and cooking
- It provides readers with an intimate look at family and fatherhood
- The author rambles on at times
- The book feels disjointed
- It’s not particularly well-written
Learn more about the author
David Chang is the founder and executive chef of Momofuku, whose accolades include being named one of “TIME” magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has won three James Beard Foundation Awards, including Outstanding Chef in 2018.
“David Chang is a genius, and his book proves it. He has the rare ability to translate complex culinary concepts into layman’s terms without ever condescending or dumbing things down. But more than that, Eat a Peach is an intimate look at one man’s life story – from son of Korean immigrants growing up in Queens to world-famous restaurateur.”
“David Chang is a culinary icon, so it’s no surprise that Eat a Peach shines with his trademark wit and insight. But beyond the recipes and restaurant tips, this book offers an intimate look at family life and fatherhood – both the messy reality and the moments of pure joy. Insightful, hilarious, moving…this is one chef who knows how to tell a story.”
“David Chang is a master chef, restaurateur, and writer whose memoir will leave you wanting to cook something delicious—STAT. But beyond the recipes lie philosophies about food that are profound, funny, and relatable (especially if you grew up eating PB&Js). This book made me laugh out loud on multiple occasions; I also dog-eared many pages for future reference.”
“Beautifully written and wonderfully honest, Eat a Peach is the perfect read for any foodie or fan of David Chang. This memoir is Chef Chang at his very best – raw, vulnerable and intensely personal. If you’re looking to understand who he is as a person, look no further than these pages.”