The debut book from the celebrated, James Beard Award-winning Corey Lee, chef/patron of San Francisco’s Benu and pioneer of modern Asian food.
The first book on San Francisco’s three-Michelin starred restaurant Benu and its chef Corey Lee, hailed by David Chang as one of the best chefs on earth and voted Best Chef of the Year by Eater
Since striking out on his own from Thomas Keller's acclaimed French Laundry in 2010, Corey Lee has crafted a unique, James Beard Award-winning cuisine that seamlessly blends his South Korean heritage with his upbringing in the United States.
Benu provides a gorgeously illustrated presentation of the running order of one of Lee's 33-course tasting menus, providing access to all the drama and pace of Benu's kitchen and dining room. Forewords by Thomas Keller and David Chang are accompanied by additional short prose and photo essays by Lee, detailing the cultural influences, inspirations, and motivations behind his East-meets-West approach.