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The Resource Yes, chef : a memoir, Marcus Samuelsson

Yes, chef : a memoir, Marcus Samuelsson

Label
Yes, chef : a memoir
Title
Yes, chef
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Samuelsson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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. Marcus Samuelsson was only three years old when he, his mother, and his sister--all battling tuberculosis--walked seventy-five miles to a hospital in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Adaba. Tragically, his mother succumbed to the disease shortly after she arrived, but Marcus and his sister recovered, and one year later, they were welcomed into a loving middle-class white family in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was there that Marcus's new grandmother, Helga, sparked in him a lifelong passion for food and cooking with her pan-fried herring, her freshly baked bread, and her signature roast chicken. From a very early age, there was little question what Marcus was going to be when he grew up. Yes, Chef chronicles Marcus Samuelsson's remarkable journey from Helga's humble kitchen to some of the most demanding and cutthroat restaurants in Switzerland and France, from his grueling stints on cruise ships to his arrival in New York City, where his outsize talent and ambition finally come together at Aquavit, earning him a coveted New York Times three-star rating at the age of twenty-four. But Samuelsson's career of "chasing flavors," as he calls it, had only just begun--in the intervening years, there have been White House State dinners, career crises, reality show triumphs and, most important, the opening of the beloved Red Rooster in Harlem. At Red Rooster, Samuelsson has fufilled his dream of creating a truly diverse, multiracial dining room--a place where presidents and prime ministers rub elbows with jazz musicians, aspiring artists, bus drivers, and nurses. It is a place where an orphan from Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, living in America, can feel at home. With disarming honesty and intimacy, Samuelsson also opens up about his failures as a man--the price of ambition, in human terms--and recounts his emotional journey, as a grown man, to meet the father he never knew. Yes, Chef is a tale of personal discovery, unshakable determination, and the passionate, playful pursuit of flavors--one man's struggle to find a place for himself in the kitchen, and in the world"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Samuelsson, Marcus
Dewey number
  • 641.5092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX649.S226
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samuelsson, Marcus
  • Cooks
  • African American cooks
  • Swedish Americans
Label
Yes, chef : a memoir, Marcus Samuelsson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn297147159
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9780385342605
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011042220
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Yes, chef : a memoir, Marcus Samuelsson
Publication
Control code
ocn297147159
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9780385342605
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011042220
Other physical details
ill.

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