In The Soul of a New Cuisine, Marcus returns to the land of his birth to explore the continent's rich diversity of cultures and cuisines through recipes and stories from his travels in Africa. Stunning color images by award-winning photographer Gediyon Kifle bring the breadth of the African experience to life, from fishermen at sunset off the coast of Zanzibar to French baguettes loaded onto a bicycle in Senegal.
Marcus shares more than 200 enticing recipes, including his own African-inspired creations and traditional dishes from all parts of Africa. You can delight in spicy stews and Barbequed Snapper from West Africa and the familiar Mediterranean flavors of dishes like Moroccan Lemon-Olive Chicken, or make your way east and south for the irresistible taste combinations of dishes such as Curried Trout with Coconut-Chili Sauce from Kenya and Apple-Squash Fritters from South Africa's Cape Malay. Using ingredients that are readily available in American markets, the recipes are doable as well as delicious.
Of course, one of the keys to authentic African cooking is the use of spice blends and rubs, which elevate simple cooking techniques to an excitingly varied and intense level. Marcus includes his favorites here, with blends that go from sweet to spicy and feature everything from hot chili peppers and peppermint leaves to sesame seeds and ginger.
As he says, Africa is "a state of mind that I hope this book will help you tap into wherever you are." By cooking with a handf...
Marcus Samuelsson is Executive Chef and Co-owner of New York's Restaurant Aquavit, AQ Cafe at Scandinavia House, and Riingo. The youngest chef ever to receive two three-star ratings from the New York Times, he is the star of Discovery Home Channel's Inner Chef television series and the author of Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine.
A portion of the author's royalties will be donated to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support UNICEF's lifesaving work for children around the world.
GEDIYON KIFLE is an award-winning photographer who specializes in editorial, food, travel, and music. His photographs have appeared in numerous books and publications, including Gourmet, Elle, Savoy, Food Arts, a la carte, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue Australia, Homes of Color, and Marcus Samuelsson's En Smakresa: Middagstips.
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