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Yes, Chef: A Memoir (Paperback)
A James Beard Awardwinning chef and author of several cookbooks, Marcus Samuelsson has appeared onToday, Charlie Rose, Iron Chef, and Top Chef Masters, where he took first place. In 1995, for his work at Aquavit, Samuelsson became the youngest chef ever to receive a three-star review fromThe New York Times. His newest restaurant, Red Rooster, recently opened in Harlem, where he lives with his wife.
One of the great culinary stories of our time.Dwight Garner, The New York Times
It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmothers 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.Yes, Chef chronicles Samuelssons journey, from his grandmothers kitchen to his arrival in New York City, where his outsize talent and ambition finally come together at Aquavit, earning him aNew York Times three-star rating at the age of twenty-four. But Samuelssons career of chasing flavors had only just begunin the intervening years, there have been White House state dinners, career crises, reality show triumphs, and, most important, the opening of Red Rooster in Harlem. At Red Rooster, Samuelsson has fulfilled his dream of creating a truly diverse, multiracial dining rooma place where presidents rub elbows with jazz musicians, aspiring artists, and bus drivers. It is a place where an orphan from Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, living in America, can feel at home.
Praise for Yes, Chef
Such an interesting life, told with touching modesty and remarkable candor.Ruth Reichl
Marcus Samuelsson has an incomparable story, a quiet bravery, and a lyrical and discreetly glittering stylein the kitchen and on the page. I liked this book so very, very much.Gabrielle Hamilton
Plenty of celebrity chefs have a compelling story to tell, but none of them can top [this] one.The Wall Street Journal
Elegantly written . . . Samuelsson has the flavors of many countries in his blood.The Boston Globe
Red Roosters arrival in Harlem brought with it a chef who has reinvigorated and reimagined what it means to be American. In his famed dishes, and now in this memoir, Marcus Samuelsson tells a story that reaches past racial and national divides to the foundations of family, hope, and downright good food.President Bill Clinton
|Genre||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs|
|Publisher Date||2013-05-21 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Random House Inc|
|Unit weight||0.55 lb|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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