Nobu by Nobu Matsuhisa audiobook

Nobu: A Memoir

By Nobu Matsuhisa
Read by David Shih

Tantor Audio 9781501122798
5.49 Hours Unabridged
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Nobu needs no introduction. One of the world's most widely acclaimed restaurateurs, his influence on food and hospitality can be found at the highest levels of haute-cuisine to the food trucks you frequent during the work week—this is the Nobu that the public knows. But now, we are finally introduced to the private Nobu: the man who failed three times before starting the restaurant that would grow into an empire; the man who credits the love and support of his wife and children as the only thing keeping him from committing suicide when his first restaurant burned down; and the man who values the busboy who makes sure each glass is crystal clear as highly as the chef who slices the fish for Omakase perfectly. What makes Nobu special, and what made him famous, is the spirit of what exists on these pages. He has the traditional Japanese perspective that there is great pride to be found in every element of doing a job well—no matter how humble that job is. Furthermore, he shows us repeatedly that success is as much about perseverance in the face of adversity as it is about innate talent.

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Summary

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Nobu needs no introduction. One of the world's most widely acclaimed restaurateurs, his influence on food and hospitality can be found at the highest levels of haute-cuisine to the food trucks you frequent during the work week—this is the Nobu that the public knows.

But now, we are finally introduced to the private Nobu: the man who failed three times before starting the restaurant that would grow into an empire; the man who credits the love and support of his wife and children as the only thing keeping him from committing suicide when his first restaurant burned down; and the man who values the busboy who makes sure each glass is crystal clear as highly as the chef who slices the fish for Omakase perfectly.

What makes Nobu special, and what made him famous, is the spirit of what exists on these pages. He has the traditional Japanese perspective that there is great pride to be found in every element of doing a job well—no matter how humble that job is. Furthermore, he shows us repeatedly that success is as much about perseverance in the face of adversity as it is about innate talent.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Shih expertly handles Matsuhisa's rise to celebrity and his remarkable influence on the preparation of sushi. AudioFile
“In this outstanding memoir, chef and restaurateur Matsuhisa…shares lessons in humility, gratitude, and empathy that will stick with readers long after they’ve finished the final chapter.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author Bio: Nobu Matsuhisa

Author Bio: Nobu Matsuhisa

Nobu Matsuhisa is the acclaimed chef proprietor of Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants located across five continents. In 1977 he moved to Los Angeles and opened his own restaurant in Beverly Hills ten years later. The restaurant quickly became a hot spot and was frequented by Hollywood celebrities, including Robert De Niro, who invited Nobu to set up a restaurant in Tribeca. In August 1994, the two opened up Nobu to critical acclaim. He now has over forty restaurants and seven hotels around the world.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English