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David Chang remembers eGullet in his new book


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1 hour ago, Jason Perlow said:

This was from December of 2020 (I guess I missed it)

 

David Chang’s Memoir ‘Eat a Peach’ Reviewed: An Employee’s Trauma - Eater

 

There was a lot of pushback at the time; evidently, his "apologies" didn't ring true with some of the people he treated like shit.

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Haha, I remember those days.  It was always tense in there. No smiles or laughs.  The open kitchen/counter concept had to make it even more stressful for someone who wasn't quite the 'people' person.

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I am guessing this is the review being referenced?

 

 

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Then there's this...

 

Life Was Not a Peach

 

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The David Chang I visited in this memoir is familiar, though the story he tells, viewed from the perspective of someone who lived on the other side of it, feels distorted: Important characters have been stricken from the page, while his own tale has been edited into an ultimately redemptive one — an inward-looking, relentlessly self-flagellating apology performed in public, when the people he hurt deserve one most of all.

 

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1 hour ago, weinoo said:

Then there's this...

 

Life Was Not a Peach

 

Forget staff treatment (I mean we're talking kitchens and over 15yrs ago).   This,  "He is probably the modern equivalent of Norman Mailer or Muhammad Ali in the 1960s and ’70s,” the New York Times’s Pete Wells wrote in 2018 “.  I mean c'mon.

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5 minutes ago, Eatmywords said:

Forget staff treatment (I mean we're talking kitchens and over 15yrs ago).   This,  "He is probably the modern equivalent of Norman Mailer or Muhammad Ali in the 1960s and ’70s,” the New York Times’s Pete Wells wrote in 2018 “.  I mean c'mon.

 

Pete Wells forgot Hemingway.

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More trouble brewing in the empire...

 

One of Momofuku’s Top Chefs Is Leaving the Restaurant Group

 

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Ssäm Bar isn’t the only restaurant weathering changes in the Momofuku empire. Veteran Ko chef Sean Alex Gray left the long-running tasting menu restaurant in May after over a decade and was replaced by incoming executive chef Esther Ha, who previously worked as the restaurant for four years. Celebrated Sydney restaurant Momofuku Seiobo, helmed by praised chef Paul Carmichael, closed in June. Many of the company’s fried chicken chain Fuku’s physical locations are not open in NYC — with the exception of a shop in Hudson Yards — and the brand now operates almost exclusively out of delivery-only ghost kitchens. Founder David Chang was embroiled in his own controversy as staffers were calling out toxic workplace behavior in kitchens across the country during the pandemic.

 

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Thought I'd pull these from the archives of anyone is interested.  Interviews with some of the Chefs mentioned 

 

https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/2019/3/14/18265299/momofuku-kawi-pre-opening-diaries-vol-1

 

https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/2020/6/8/21283768/looking-back-at-america-with-paul-carmichael

 

Ps i was surprised how bad the fast food chicken place was. Maybe there was something missing in translation when it came to LA?

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