Marcus Samuelsson Launches New Book

Marcus Samuelsson greets guests at his book launch party in New York on Thursday, October 29. (Tadias photo).

Tadias Magazine
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Published: Friday, October 30, 2009

New York (TADIAS) – Marcus Samuelsson, one of the nation’s most celebrated chefs, held a book-signing event at HSBC on 5th avenue last night, celebrating the release of New American Table. Samuelsson’s new book is ranked #1 on Amazon in the International Cookbook category. The event attracted an over-capacity crowd.

“I was born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, but there’s a reason why I have chosen America as the place I want to live,” Samuelsson writes in his note to readers. “With the New American Table, I celebrate both the regional American cooking that I’ve grown to know and love, and the diverse ethnic-driven cuisine I’ve found in this country. As I share my experience as an American immigrant, I pay tribute to all of the immigrant groups who have come here and shared their foods and traditions to create an exciting, thrilling, and wholly original cuisine.”

Photos from Marcus Samuelsson’s book launch in New York

Samuelsson’s new book.

Marcus Samuelsson is the author of Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine and Soul of a New Cuisine, which received the “Best International Cookbook” award given by the James Beard Foundation. Samuelsson is Chef and co-owner of Aquavit and Riingo restaurants in New York City, and C-House restaurant in Chicago. He was the youngest-ever chef to receive a three-star restaurant review from the New York Times in 1995. His television shows “Inner Chef” (Discovery Home Channel) and Urban Cuisine (BET J/Centric) aired in 2005 and 2008 respectively. He has been dubbed one of “The Great Chefs of America” by The Culinary Institute of America.

Stay tuned for our upcoming interview with Marcus about his new book and much more.

6 Responses to “Marcus Samuelsson Launches New Book”

  1. 1 Mimi Nov 1st, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Great! I love Marcus. Ethiopians in the Diaspora are doing interesting things. It is so different than when I used to live in the States in the 90′s. I am impressed and amazed. Keep it up!

    Mimi from Addis

  2. 2 seble Nov 1st, 2009 at 3:52 am

    he looks like tamrat layne

  3. 3 germa Nov 1st, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Yegermal eko,gobez (Good job Marcus).

  4. 4 Rahel Nov 1st, 2009 at 11:45 pm


    Do you mean Tamrat Layne, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia?

    I know Tamrat is very handsome, but I don’t think he is as handsome as Marcus though.

  5. 5 Mamo Nov 2nd, 2009 at 2:45 am

    Marcus is a very creative and socially conscious chef. Even though he was born in Ethiopia and left at a very young age to Sweden and journeyed to the United States where his profession flourished. I appreciate Marcus for the way in which he respects his roots in Ethiopia, his upbringing in Sweden and and his new home in America. I am sure the New American Table will be fantastic and I can’t wait to get a copy.

    Congratulations Marcus!


  6. 6 Hiwot Nov 2nd, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Awesome! Keep it up Marcus .. newer immigrants such as myself look up to accomplishments such as yours for inspiration. Thank-you!

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