NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Chef Marcus Samuelsson poses at a luncheon for the Royal Family Of Sweden at Red Rooster Restaurant in Harlem on May 8, 2013 in New York City.
Marcus Samuelsson has an incomparable story, a quiet bravery, and a lyrical and discreetly glittering style — in the kitchen and on the page. I liked this book so very, very much.
I've read a lot of chefs' books, but never anything like this one. Marcus Samuelsson has had such an interesting life, and he talks about it with touching modesty and remarkable candor. I couldn't put this book down.
The Red Rooster's 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.More quotes »
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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 from Powell's Books Read more »