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Who to Know: Jordan Fessehaie, a 15-year-old Phenom

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 24, 2012

Yes Chef signing

About a month ago, I received this e-mail from a young teen and aspiring chef:

Congratulations on your book! I already asked my mom to get it for me when it comes out later this month. I am 15 years old and, as my business card states, a Future Executive Chef. I am African and African-American and I hope to embrace my African culture more and more through food. I have mentored with Chef Janine Falvo at Briza Restaurant at the Marriott Renaissance Atlanta since last year. I have such BIG goals. I live a life of service and plan to perform service on every continent before I graduate from high school in 2014, prayerfully as a Gates Millennium Scholar. I leave for Australia next week and plan to volunteer in Africa next summer, maybe even with Chefs for Humanity. Read More

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Elegant Eugene: Atlanta’s Culinary Star

By Diana Tsuchida | July 23, 2012

Restaurant Eugene

Restaurant Eugene

The roots of Chef Linton Hopkins’ upscale Restaurant Eugene, aptly located on Peachtree Road, run deep. Named after his grandfather Eugene Holeman, James Beard award-winning owner Chef Hopkins is a 6th generation Atlantan who grew up visiting farms, and learned early on that excellent cooking goes hand in hand with bringing fresh food to the table. Restaurant Eugene’s new American cuisine touts a steadfast commitment to sustaining the folks in their own backyard, made only more apparent with the number of farms listed on their website. The highest quality livestock and optimal seasonal produce make the cut for their innovative and fluctuating menu. Diverse dishes include early summer zucchini to Georgia Mountain trout to meats of the most adventurous nature (think sweetbreads and sorghum glazed pork belly). Read More

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On the Road: “Yes, Chef” in Seattle

By Marcussamuelsson.com | July 18, 2012

Tom Douglas, Marcus, Matt Anderson, Catering Chef at Palace Ballroom

Tom Douglas, Marcus, Matt Anderson, Catering Chef at Palace Ballroom

Marcus eats the future at Nathan Myhrvold’s Cooking Lab, gets caffeinated at Starbucks and finds an hour for a nap in between events in the Pacific Northwest’s timber town. Click here for a look at his travelogue, as told to FoodRepublic.com

For more pictures of Marcus and behind-the-scenes of the Yes, Chef tour, follow YesChefMemoir on Instagram or click through for his Travelogues from LA and San Francisco. Read More

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On the Road: “Yes, Chef” in San Francisco

By Marcussamuelsson.com | July 17, 2012

Marcus in Kitchen at Camino

Marcus in the open fire kitchen at Camino with Russ Moore (background)

With a stop at Google headquarters, the Gavin Newsom show and a guest chef dinner at Camino in Oakland (and that was just the first day), a look at Marcus’s sprint through the Bay, as told to FoodRepublic.com

For more pictures of Marcus and behind-the-scenes of the Yes, Chef tour, follow YesChefMemoir on Instagram or click here for his Travelogues from LA. Read More

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Dinner with a Legend: Honoring Leah Chase in NOLA

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 13, 2012

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A culinary queen who is decorated with awards just as much as her restaurant is with African-American artifacts, New Orleans Chef Leah Chase will be honored on Friday July 20th at chef John Besh’s August restaurant.  It will be the setting of a demo dinner cooked in conjunction with Marcus, as Chase is showered with the love and respect she’s garnered over a span of 60 culinary years. Read More

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Yes Chef on the Radio: Musings in Santa Monica

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 12, 2012

Marcus and David

Sitting in a diner car at Bergamot Station, Marcus waxes on his time in LA, rolling through Santa Monica to see his chef buddies and competing with David Burtka for best dressed at the LA Live Talks with E!

Click here to listen to Yes Chef Radio July 11, 2012

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