Michelle Zauner’s Guide to Dining in Eugene, Oregon

“Eugenians are proud of the regional bounty and were passionate about incorporating local, seasonal, and organic ingredients well before it was back in vogue,” writes Michelle Zauner, the lead singer of synth-y rock band Japanese Breakfast, in her 2021 memoir Crying in H Mart. The book details her young life in Eugene, where she grew up, and her return to the city as her mother battled cancer. Restaurants and markets serve as settings through crucial moments in the book: Shopping with her mother at Sunrise Market, her argument with her mother as a teenager at Cafe Seoul, sobbing in the dining room at Marché after her mother’s funeral. As

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