David Chang Character Approved Award Video: Food Is 'Life and Death For Me'


Just when I thought there was nothing left to say or learn about David Chang, the USA Network produced this three-and-a-half-minute mini documentary on him that is both selectively revealing (we see him smiling but not yelling) and engaging. I've got to hand it to Chang—he still doesn't pull any punches. The man says exactly what he thinks and feels.

My three favorite Chang quotes from the video:

"As much as I love to have a fun time and be lighthearted about things, food and how we approach it is life and death to me."

"We try not to cook for the customers really, but cook for ourselves."

"You learn by burning yourself and basically screwing up."

Chef David Chang Wins USA Network's Character Approved Award


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