Eat A Peach: A Memoir
by David Chang
An explicitly honest and intimate sharing of Chang’s life experience as chef and successful restaurateur (founder of Momofuku restaurant group) with the goal of bringing Korean food and culture to the world. As a son of immigrant parents caught between two cultures, Chang shares his difficult childhood experiences of assimilation, he talks candidly about living with mental illness, and he provides an eye-opening look into the restaurant/food industry. In this emotional read, you will laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. Most of all you will see a man who is a seeker, and you will cheer him on in his quest for a better self and a better world. Check out read-alike author Anya Von Bremzen. Both authors provide culinary memoirs that are cultural, historical and provide personal insights into what it means to belong.