Marcus Samuelsson - Cooks with Books: YES, CHEF with Traci Des Jardins EVENT SOLD OUT

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 12:00pm

Admission $110 per person - EVENT SOLD OUT
Although the event is sold out, you may still order a signed copy of the book: Order a signed copy

Join Marcus Samuelsson at the top rated Jardinière restaurant in San Francisco, along with co-owner and award winning chef/restauranteur Traci Des Jardins, for what is sure to be a very special event.

Some may recognize Marcus Samuelsson as the winner of Top Chef: Master's Season 2 or as the James Beard Foundation award winning chef of New York City's Red Rooster Harlem. In his memoir, YES, CHEF, Samulesson chronicles his incredible journey from the age of 3 when he was orphaned along with his sister in Ethiopia after walking 75 miles from a remote village to a hospital to try and save his mother from succumbing to tuberculosis. Later, when he was adopted by a loving Swedish family, Samuelsson developed a lifelong passion for cooking alongside his Swedish grandmother, Helga. From this humble beginning to some of the most demanding restaurants in Europe, Samuelsson then arrived in NYC's Aquavit. While there, he earned a coveted three-star rating from the New York Times at the age of 24. President Clinton writes, "In his famed dishes, and now in this memoir, Marcus Samuelsson tells a story that reaches past racial and national divides to the foundations of family, hope and downright good food." 


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