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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Yes, Chef By Marcus Samuelsson The idea of celebrity chef is a fairly new phenomena in our culture. Famous chefs have longtime existed. In small circles of foodies their names are often revered. Today chefs are a household name due in large part to cooking competition television shows. The words Yes, Chef mean something even if you have never worked in a restaurant. Marcus Samuelsson was three years old when he and his sister were orphaned in Ethiopia and adopted by a loving Swedish family. He grew up in a small Swedish village and a lifelong love of cooking was born as he helped his grandmother Helga in her small kitchen. This memoir follows Marcus on his journey through his life in Sweden, how he finds his way to food, culinary school and the restaurant business. The writing is heartfelt and entertaining. This author speaks from the heart on all matters regarding love, family, the color of our skin and every morsel we put in our mouth. Highly recommend this terrific read! Bon Appetit.