Books David Pasternack Books by David Pasternack David Pasternack has written books about: Nonfiction Food & Wine Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about David Pasternack Food Chef Seeks Converts to Crudo, Italian Sashimi July 10, 2007 Italian and sushi are two words that normally don't go together. Chef David Pasternack is trying to change that, with a dish called crudo. The chef at Esca in New York City has a new cookbook, The Young Man and The Sea. Chef Seeks Converts to Crudo, Italian Sashimi Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/11851428/11855430" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Cooking and Cookbooks A Fresh Breeze of Summer Cookbooks June 4, 2007 What is it about new summer cookbooks? Maybe it's the way they come out in such feverish, lush abundance, at a time when the world and all its folly are slowly grinding to a halt. Peruse the season's best.