Chef Sang Yoon, Cookin' and Bookin'

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Sang Yoon

Sang Yoon, burgermeister.

Sang Yoon describes himself as a chef and a beer sommelier. But before he bought his own place (a bar and restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif., called Father's Office) he served up gourmet cuisine at swanky Michael's.

Father's Office features at least 35 beers on tap and what LA.com describes as "bliss-inducing burgers." As our series of summer reading chats continues, Sang Yoon reveals a taste for books about eats.

Sang Yoon's Reading List

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hide captionMonkey? Good. Pancakes? Good. What's not to like?

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Cover of 'Curious George Makes Pancakes.'

Monkey? Good. Pancakes? Good. What's not to like?

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Hey, he's a chef. So the realization that Sang Yoon's book list has a unifying theme — food — shouldn't exactly make you spit out your toast. His favorites include:

Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain

Curious George Makes Pancakes, by Margret Rey (illustrated by H. A. Rey)

Reflections on Culinary Artistry, by Pierre Gagnaire

He's now reading:

Your Ultimate Pilates Body Challenge, by Brooke Siler

Are You Really Going to Eat That?, by Robb Walsh

He'd like to read:

The Man Who Ate Everything, by Jeffrey Steingarten

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Kitchen Confidential
Kitchen Confidential

Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

by Anthony Bourdain

Paperback, 302 pages | purchase

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Curious George Makes Pancakes
Curious George Makes Pancakes

by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey

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Pierre Gagnaire
Pierre Gagnaire

Reflections on Culinary Artistry

by Pierre Gagnaire, Francois Simon, Jean-Louis Bloch-Laine and Benedict Beauge

Hardcover, 256 pages | purchase

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Your Ultimate Pilates Body Challenge
Your Ultimate Pilates Body Challenge

At the Gym, on the Mat, And on the Move

by Brooke Siler

Paperback, 224 pages | purchase

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Are You Really Going to Eat That?
Are You Really Going to Eat That?

Reflections of a Culinary Thrill Seeker

by Robb Walsh

Paperback, 268 pages | purchase

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The Man Who Ate Everything
The Man Who Ate Everything

And Other Gastronomic Feats, Disputes, and Pleasurable Pursuits

by Jeffrey Steingarten

Paperback, 514 pages | purchase

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