It was on location at Slow Food Nation over Labor Day in 2008 when I first sat down with David Chang. He spoke of the strangeness of fame, and the culinary world's high expectations for him: "It's absurd and comedic. I'm just that dude!" he exclaimed. When I asked him about future projects, he quickly responded, "That's certainly flattering, but we're just trying to keep it running." Little did he know that what he had on his 2008 plate was just the tip of the iceberg.
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