Ethiopia to Sweden to Harlem

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem (gsz/flickr)

Marcus Samuelsson, James Beard Award-winning chef, owner of Red Rooster in Harlem and the author of Yes, Chef: A Memoir, talks about his life as an Ethiopian-born, Sweden-reared, New York City-based chef.

EVENT: Join Samuelsson tonight, June 25th, at his book launch event, Yes, Chef Harlem Community Day, from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. You can find more information about the free event here and information about his other upcoming events at his website.



Marcus Samuelsson

Comments [1]

Priya from Brooklyn

Hey Brian, on the heels of the SCOTUS ruling on Immigration. Can Marcus talk about growing up as an immigrant to Sweden, and on whether or not he was accepted by his peers and neighbors as a person of color in a very homogenous country?

My best friend in middle school was a Swede via adoption as well. She is Afro Brazilian.

Jun. 25 2012 11:48 AM

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