Life in Food: New Memoirs from James Beard Award Winners David Chang and Lisa Donovan

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Friday, November 13, 2020
In poignant new memoirs from Momofuku founder and Ugly Delicious host David Chang (Eat a Peach) and prize-winning pastry chef Lisa Donovan (Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger), the James Beard winners share their struggles and successes on their paths to becoming acclaimed chefs, and each explores how their craft helped them face and battle personal and systemic challenges, from sexism and mental illness to impostor syndrome. With an introduction by actor Gen Padalecki.
Sponsored by Central Market
  • Moderator: Lois Kim, Texas Book Festival Executive Director, with an introduction by actor Gen Padalecki
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David Chang, Lisa Donovan, Eat a Peach, Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger

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