Looking to sip on Honey wine with Prosecco? Munch on shrimp faux-lafel? Chow down on Sticky lobster stew And finish off with Chocolate Peanut Pie? Then come attend my book launch for Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home.
I’m a firm believer that one of the best ways to learn about a culture is through food. For those of us who can’t travel, can’t physically break bread with the originators we have to rely on shared traditions. Growing up in Sweden, I had little reference point for American cooking, let alone African American cooking so when I finally moved to the States, I studied everything and ate anything I could. Nowadays, most Europeans know that the only food that is intrinsically American is Southern food; African American cuisine. These books below are some of the greats; the ones that tell the story and fill the bellies the best.
Congratulations to Marcus for “Yes, Chef” being honored in the Literary Writing category at the James Beard and International Association of Culinary Professionals awards. “In the great tradition of Harlem storytellers, I’m very happy the book got recognized by these amazing institutions. Beyond humbled and honored.”
If you still haven’t picked up a copy, the paperback edition of “Yes, Chef” will be available for sale at retail outlets, online and at our Nook starting on May 21st.
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In this new series we explore the books, new and old, that sit on our conference bookshelf.
Wine has been around for thousands of years but now more than ever, wine is popular through out the entire world. Known wine regions such as the United States and Europe are where people generally go to when searching for a great bottle of wine, but now, other countries are producing wines that are gaining major recognition from wine enthusiasts, sommeliers, and chefs, even down to the amateur wine drinker. Wines of the Southern Hemisphere: The Complete Guide by known world wine guys Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen have put together a 592-page guide to everything you need to know about wines below the equator. Read More
Phaidon books has released a trailer for Fäviken, a food book showcasing the hyper-local philosophy of this Swedish restaurant 400 miles south of Stockholm. Written by head chef Magnus Nilsson, the book provides insight into the 12-seat restaurant ranked number 34 on San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Read More
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. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More