Yes, Chef: A Memoir

Yes, Chef: A Memoir Author Marcus Samuelsson
ISBN-10 0385342616
ISBN-13 9780385342612
Year 2013-05-21
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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JAMES BEARD AWARD NOMINEE NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYVOGUE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEROne of the great culinary stories of our time Dwight Garner The New York TimesIt 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 a New 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

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