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Momofuku

Chang, David (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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The highly anticipated first cookbook from the hottest, most respected culinary star today, "Momofuku" sheds light on the phenomenon of Chang's food and his four wildly popular restaurants.
Authors: Chang, David
Title: Momofuku
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 303 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David Chang and Peter Meehan ; photographs by Gabriele Stabile
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Noodle bar
Ssäm bar
Ko
Summary: The highly anticipated first cookbook from the hottest, most respected culinary star today, "Momofuku" sheds light on the phenomenon of Chang's food and his four wildly popular restaurants.
Additional Contributors: Meehan, Peter - 1977-
ISBN: 030745195X
9780307451958
Branch Call Number: 641.595 C45639m 2009
Subject Headings: Cooking, Asian Momofuku (Restaurant : New York, NY)
Topical Term: Cooking, Asian
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"[C]ulinary star Chang uses recipes and essays to trace the evolution of his Momofuku restaurant group from one struggling ramen shop to four New York City restaurants lauded by the James Beard Foundation, the Michelin Guide, and numerous food publications." -Library Journal


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Sep 14, 2012
  • HenriPoirier rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

If you want to fix modern food from scratch that is of high quality then this is a great book. It also goes into extreme depth with the recipes and no doubt these recipes are what is served in NYC. The author doesn't care if you sub in pre-made noodles or other things shoot your at home right? The book takes a memoir approach to telling the story of how one man set up his restaurants. As for the cursing? David is just being himself.

Most of the recipes are overly complicated given the final results. This book is overrated, just like the restaurant.

Mar 07, 2012
  • Vivica rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Ehhh...not so much!!! They're too cool for school.

Aug 31, 2011
  • MCeleste rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Maybe Colleen read the foreword and was put off by the number of plain English F-bombs. The foreword also states that while the term 'Momofuku' means 'lucky peach', David Chang likes that it sounds offensive in English.

This is an interesting book but if you object to coarse language, you will be offended by it.

Jun 18, 2011
  • ColleenJClark rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Is it not possible to write a COOKBOOK with out use of the offensive "f" word? What is the point of having an editor if he can't edit out the foul language? The recipes may be wonderful, but who wants to eat something that comes out of a mouth like that?

Oh, honest to G-d. People are so quick to take offense to anything these days, aren't they?

Colleen, read this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momofuku_Ssam_Bar

It's about David Chang, the chef who opened the Momofuku restaurants. Momofuku is also the 1st name of the man who invented ramen noodles.

And FYI, Colleen, from friends in NYC--who've been to the restaurants--it's pronounced Mo-mo-foo-koo, not the way you immediately concluded.

Relax and chill out. Maybe go to Momofuku for some great food.

May 09, 2011
  • TheDLC rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If only foreign people had the good sense to alter their native languages so as not to offend overly sensitive Americans.

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