David Chang a prominent KoreanAmerican chef at his Momofuku restaurant in Toronto

David Chang, a prominent Korean-American chef, at his Momofuku restaurant in Toronto

Korean-American chefs shake up dining scene

Meet the chefs who are setting trends in US restaurants from coast to coast

When Edward Lee announced his intention to become a professional chef, his father stopped speaking to him. The silence lasted for five long years. Dutiful Korean-American sons became lawyers, perhaps, or accountants, Lee says, but they didn’t work in kitchens. He suggests that the strength of character required to overcome such strenuous parental censure translates directly to the toughness needed to run a top-flight restaurant kitchen and accounts at least in part for the unprecede

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