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Book Club Shares Stories and Food from “Yes, Chef”

By Patrice Johnson | January 18, 2013

Yes, Chef Book Party

Knowing what a Nordic food geek and Marcus Samuelsson devotee I am, my sister invited me to visit her book club last week when they discussed Samuelsson’s memoir, “Yes, Chef.” I trekked to Gaylord, Minnesota for an afternoon of good food and lively discussion. We cooked from Samuelsson’s most recent cookbook, “New American Table,” and our menu included a seared tuna glazed with maple-Dijon glaze, curried pear-potato salad, and apple cake. Read More

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“Yes, Chef” Nominated U.S. Winner for Gourmand World Cookbook Award

By Ashley Beck | December 4, 2012

Yes, Chef

We are delighted to announce that Marcus has been nominated as the United States winner of the category, Best Food Literature Book, for “Yes, Chef” in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012. He will now be considered for the Gourmand Best in the World competition in the same category, which will be announced on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the 17th annual awards ceremony, held this year in Paris at Le Carrousel du Louvre. Those attending the event will also be invited to partake in the festivities planned for the Paris Cookbook Fair, which will convene this year from February 22nd-24th. Read More

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“Oui, Chef” Wins Prestigious Book Award

By Fanny Sturen | October 19, 2012

Oui, Chef


Marcus’s book “Oui, Chef” has won an award in Best Swedish Food Literature 2012 (Årets Svenska Måltidslitteratur), in the category for Translated Literature – Story of the Year. The award will be handed out on October 26th by Måltidsakademien, a Swedish organization promoting development and research about food. The winners are selected by a jury and the competition is tough–Sweden is the country where most books about food are published per capita, almost one per day. If you have not read Marcus memoir about his journey from his grandmother’s kitchen to the most demanding restaurants in France, to where he is today, pick up a copy of “Yes, Chef” or the Swedish version, “Oui, Chef” . Read More

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“Yes, Chef” Parting Shots

By Marcus Samuelsson | September 10, 2012

Old Radio

If I posted all the pictures I took from the road on the book tour, I would have enough content for the rest of the year. Looking back on all the highs and lows from the “Yes, Chef” tour, there is one thing I could say without a shadow of doubt–it was a lot of fun.

Look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

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Scenes from a “Yes, Chef” Summer

By Marcus Samuelsson | September 5, 2012

Yes, Chef Summer Collage

As I settle back into my routine here in Harlem, I am still in awe of all the people I met and the experiences I had while on the road promoting, “Yes, Chef”. While I expected it to be exciting and full of adventure, I never expected it to be as exhausting and as fulfilling as it was. From revisiting with old chef friends to meeting young up-and-coming stars in the industry, I can only say a big “Thank You” to all the people who made each city a unique memory for me. For the next couple of days I want to recap some of the highs and lows of the “Yes, Chef” tour. 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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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


Streetbird Rotisserie
Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger