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NYPL: Marcus in Conversation with Paul Holdengräber

By | November 1, 2012


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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 family in Göteborg, Sweden. It was there that his new grandmother Helga sparked in him a lifelong passion for food and cooking with her pan-fried herring, her freshly baked bread, and signature roast chicken. From that stage of his early life, there was little question what Marcus was going to become when he grew up.

Yes, Chef chronicles Marcus Samuelsson’s remarkable journey from Helga’s humble kitchen to some of his experiences at the most demanding and competitive restaurants in Switzerland and France.

Cooking Demo and Book Signing at Macy’s

By | July 20, 2012

Minneapolis, MN

Photo: Enrico Fuente

On July 24, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Marcus will host a cooking demo and sign copies of Yes, Chef at Macy’s in Minneapolis. The demo will feature recipes from the memoir—as well as Marcus’s new, exclusive cookware collection for the store, available this fall! If you’d like to attend the event, reserve a spot by calling 1-800-329-8667 (seating will be limited).

Photo: Enrico Fuente

Dinner at Atlanta’s Restaurant Eugene [SOLD OUT]

By | July 20, 2012

Restaurant Eugene

On July 23, Marcus will enjoy dinner at Restaurant Eugene. A Yes, Chef signing will first take place, followed by special five course meal inspired by the book. With a street address—on Peachtree Road—as Georgian as its cuisine, Restaurant Eugene has been treasured in Atlanta fine dining for years. The event is now sold out.

Talk and Book Signing at the American Swedish Institute

By | July 20, 2012

American Swedish Institute

July 24, Marcus will speak at the Nelson Cultural Center of the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by! Anyone who would like to attend should arrive before 2 p.m. when the event begins, since seating will be limited. A book signing will also take place, and copies of the memoir will be available in the Museum Shop.

Director’s Discussion Series in D.C.

By | July 20, 2012

Directors discussion

Johnnetta Betsch Cole, renowned public intellectual and director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art will host a discussion with Marcus on July 27th in D.C at the Hirshhorn Museum. Sure to be an invigorating talk, don’t miss this opportunity for a free event open to the public in a historically and culturally significant location where Marcus will also be signing copies of Yes, Chef.  Read More

Cooks of Crocus Hill Book Signing and Cooking Demo

By | July 20, 2012

Marcus at Cooks of Crocus Hill

After speaking at the American Swedish Institute, Marcus will head to Cooks of Crocus Hill on Grand Avenue for a book signing and cooking demo. The signing will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be open to anyone who’d like to attend. Following at 6:30 p.m., a three course dinner will take place, costing $90 per person—and including a copy of the memoir! Though the dinner is now sold out, you can sign up for the wait list here.

Cooking Demo and Tasting at the Howard Theatre

By | July 19, 2012

Howard Theatre

After helping to plan the Howard Theatre’s menu in April, Marcus will return there on the 28th for a cooking demo which will showcase recipes from the memoir, as well as book signing and Q & A. The event will begin at 6 p.m., but doors will open at 5. Get your tickets here! (They include a signed copy of Yes, Chef!)


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