Saturday, September 8, 2012

Marcus Samuelsson's six favorite books

A James Beard Award–winning chef and author of several cookbooks, Marcus Samuelsson has appeared on Today, Charlie Rose, Iron Chef, and Top Chef Masters, where he took first place.

In 1995, Samuelsson became the youngest chef ever to receive a three-star review from the New York Times for his work at Aquavit. His newest restaurant, Red Rooster, recently opened in Harlem, where he lives with his wife.

One of his six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Gabrielle tells her story with wit and charm, chronicling her journey from her mother's kitchen all the way to the one at her New York restaurant, Prune. So much of this book hit close to home for me. I have deep respect and admiration for this woman who fought to become the success she is, something that isn't easy to do for a woman in our industry.
Read about the other books on Samuelsson's list.

--Marshal Zeringue