Weekend Pairing

David Chang’s Memoir
+ a Whiskey Peach Smash Cocktail

Eat a Peach by David Chang Eat a Peach by David Chang

This week, David Chang (of Momofuku and Ugly Delicious fame) released his highly anticipated book, Eat a Peach. I've always loved Chang—his food, his creativity and his self-effacing humor.

The book, described as “part memoir, part philosophical thesis,” traces his journey from a hard-driving Korean-American kid with an ugly temper to an internationally-recognized food god. How'd he do it? He channeled his frustrations into an eagerness to push both himself and his industry. Throughout the book, Chang writes candidly about his battles with depression and self-doubt while building the Momofuku empire. But he also details the personal work he's done to improve, not just as a chef, but in his personal life. I'm looking forward to digging into it.

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Just personally, I can't hear the word “peach” without wanting to taste the fruit. And as we close the book on summer 2020, the last of the peaches are hitting farmers markets and grocery stores. This variation on the whiskey smash from Food52 pairs peach preserves with bourbon for a very satisfying drink. Feel free to do like me and garnish with a slice or two of fresh peaches.

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