Marcus Samuelsson

By De'Ira Booker

Marcus Samuelsson was born in Ethiopia. He grew up with plenty of cooking influence from his grandmother, relatives, and his father. Studied at the Culinary Institute, Gothenburg, afterwards he apprenticed in Switzerland. He have gotten many awards in his career as a chef. Samuelsson’s cooking style revolves around soul food and Caribbean type of dishes. Today he own plenty of restaurants, still a chef, and a writer of his book “Yes, Chef”. Samuelsson isn’t like many chefs that make a dish that isn’t affordable for people who can’t afford it. He makes his food affordable because he likes to share his dishes with everyone.

It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations.
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