How a Doctor Became a Chef (And Kept Being a Doctor)

An interview with Yoon Sung, urgent care physician and cook


Episode Notes

This week, host Karen Han talks to Yoon Sung, an urgent care doctor in Los Angeles who decided to pivot to the culinary arts…while continuing to be a physician. In the interview, Yoon talks about what his two jobs have in common, how he balances both careers, and how he fell into his latest gig as the pastry chef at Hanchic.

After the interview, Karen and co-host Isaac Butler discuss the role of “service” in creative work and the decision to choose work that makes you happy.

In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Yoon talks about his early culinary experiments in Baltimore. He also shares some of his favorite foods to eat and cook.

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