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    That was a great series. When they first started airing it I would check very night after work for the next episode. Where I work now is heavily influenced by Chang and Tartine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quantumcloud509 View Post
    That was a great series. When they first started airing it I would check very night after work for the next episode. Where I work now is heavily influenced by Chang and Tartine.
    some nice influences IMO.

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    i noticed the suisin in there too, kinda made me laugh bc it's my first 'real' knife.

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    I so want to make the banana cream pie on one episode. Can't wait to see the next installment/season.
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    I watched the episode when they went to Frankfort KY and got wasted. It was a pretty good show though, and even my wife said she liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmadams13 View Post
    Really Son? Why so much hate?
    Years ago,( he might not remember me but, I remember him.) I was working and living in Phoenix. One day I get a call from a guy in New York City. He says his name is David and he is about to open a new noodle shop restaurant in the city and is looking for skilled people with the ability to create authentic flavors with a twist. He says he was given my resume and really liked what he saw. He talked to all of my previous employers and some chef friends of mine and was really impressed. He interviewed me for a couple of hours and we talked food and ideas. We talked every other day for about a month, He got recipes from me for sauces, soup stocks, dumplings and a bunch of other stuff. I don't mind because, I like helping out guys who are opening new places and I don't mind sharing my knowledge. Then one day he calls me up and says" hey, I want you to be my Executive Sous chef, when can you get out here?" I said, " I can be there in two weeks". We agree on a start date, salary and duties. I buy a plane ticket, break my lease in Phoenix, come up with first, last, security and find an apartment in NYC in less than 2 weeks, sell my truck to do it because, I won't need a vehicle in NYC and lost my girlfriend because, she didn't want to go with me. I talked with David, everyday those two weeks going over vendors, menu ideas and how and who we were going to pick for the staff. He went over who the partners were and thier personalities. I called him that morning to let him know my flight number. Everything was going great. A couple hours later as I was walking onto the plane my cell phone rang and it was David. He ask me how I'm doing. I say fine, I'm on my way to the city, I just got on the plane. David says, "about that, My buddy just got into town and he was who I wanted originally for the position so, I gave it to him." " I won't be needing you, sorry." I say, "What the f..., David, I just gave up everything in my life for this opportunity, I'm on the plane right now!" David says. " what can I say, you shoulda got it in writing."
    That's why I hate that smug son of a ***** and I don't hate anybody. Momofuku and David Chang's empire can kiss my shiny metal ass! Mattrud I'm cool with though, he's the man.
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    damn sachem, i understand the hate. i never really liked him though. he does come of a bit smug on some of his interviews. and i bet he's stoned half the time he's in the kitchen, i can see it in his eyes. life lesson learned, put everything important in writing. i will remember that as well.

    thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    Years ago,( he might not remember me but, I remember him.) I was working and living in Phoenix. One day I get a call from a guy in New York City. He says his name is David and he is about to open a new noodle shop restaurant in the city and is looking for skilled people with the ability to create authentic flavors with a twist. He says he was given my resume and really liked what he saw. He talked to all of my previous employers and some chef friends of mine and was really impressed. He interviewed me for a couple of hours and we talked food and ideas. We talked every other day for about a month, He got recipes from me for sauces, soup stocks, dumplings and a bunch of other stuff. I don't mind because, I like helping out guys who are opening new places and I don't mind sharing my knowledge. Then one day he calls me up and says" hey, I want you to be my Executive Sous chef, when can you get out here?" I said, " I can be there in two weeks". We agree on a start date, salary and duties. I buy a plane ticket, break my lease in Phoenix, come up with first, last, security and find an apartment in NYC in less than 2 weeks, sell my truck to do it because, I won't need a vehicle in NYC and lost my girlfriend because, she didn't want to go with me. I talked with David, everyday those two weeks going over vendors, menu ideas and how and who we were going to pick for the staff. He went over who the partners were and thier personalities. I called him that morning to let him know my flight number. Everything was going great. A couple hours later as I was walking onto the plane my cell phone rang and it was David. He ask me how I'm doing. I say fine, I'm on my way to the city, I just got on the plane. David says, "about that, My buddy just got into town and he was who I wanted originally for the position so, I gave it to him." " I won't be needing you, sorry." I say, "What the f..., David, I just gave up everything in my life for this opportunity, I'm on the plane right now!" David says. " what can I say, you shoulda got it in writing."
    That's why I hate that smug son of a ***** and I don't hate anybody. Momofuku and David Chang's empire can kiss my shiny metal ass! Mattrud I'm cool with though, he's the man.
    wow. this story really changes my opinion of david chang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    Years ago,( he might not remember me but, I remember him.) I was working and living in Phoenix. One day I get a call from a guy in New York City. He says his name is David and he is about to open a new noodle shop restaurant in the city and is looking for skilled people with the ability to create authentic flavors with a twist. He says he was given my resume and really liked what he saw. He talked to all of my previous employers and some chef friends of mine and was really impressed. He interviewed me for a couple of hours and we talked food and ideas. We talked every other day for about a month, He got recipes from me for sauces, soup stocks, dumplings and a bunch of other stuff. I don't mind because, I like helping out guys who are opening new places and I don't mind sharing my knowledge. Then one day he calls me up and says" hey, I want you to be my Executive Sous chef, when can you get out here?" I said, " I can be there in two weeks". We agree on a start date, salary and duties. I buy a plane ticket, break my lease in Phoenix, come up with first, last, security and find an apartment in NYC in less than 2 weeks, sell my truck to do it because, I won't need a vehicle in NYC and lost my girlfriend because, she didn't want to go with me. I talked with David, everyday those two weeks going over vendors, menu ideas and how and who we were going to pick for the staff. He went over who the partners were and thier personalities. I called him that morning to let him know my flight number. Everything was going great. A couple hours later as I was walking onto the plane my cell phone rang and it was David. He ask me how I'm doing. I say fine, I'm on my way to the city, I just got on the plane. David says, "about that, My buddy just got into town and he was who I wanted originally for the position so, I gave it to him." " I won't be needing you, sorry." I say, "What the f..., David, I just gave up everything in my life for this opportunity, I'm on the plane right now!" David says. " what can I say, you shoulda got it in writing."
    That's why I hate that smug son of a ***** and I don't hate anybody. Momofuku and David Chang's empire can kiss my shiny metal ass! Mattrud I'm cool with though, he's the man.
    wow, not taking any business his way next time i'm in new york. scratching momofuku off the list.

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    i pretty much assume all celebrity chefs are A holes. comes with the territory.

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