Marcus Samuelsson
Samuelsson book jacket
The Los Angeles Times Taste

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

Marcus Samuelsson
in conversation with Jonathan Gold

Marcus Off Duty:
The Recipes I Cook at Home

All Saints Church
504 N. Camden
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

online sales end at 5pm, tix available at the door

$20 General Admission
$30 Reserved Seats
$50 Includes Samuelsson’s Marcus Off Duty + Reserved Seats
$95 includes reserved seating + pre-event reception + book
The reception includes selections chosen from the cookbook Marcus Off Duty!

Marcus Samuelsson is owner of Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem and former Executive Chef and co-owner of New York’s Restaurant Aquavit, AQ Cafe at Scandinavia House, and Riingo. The youngest chef ever to receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times, he starred on Discovery Home Channel’s Inner Chef.  His cookbooks include Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine, The Soul of a New Cuisine, which won the 2007 James Beard Foundation Award for best international cookbook, and New American Table.  He is winner of Top Chef Masters, and a judge on Chopped. In 2009, he was chosen by President Obama to cook the first state dinner.  Samuelsson appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles in conversation with David Burtka of E! in 2012 to discuss his memoir, Yes! Chef. See the video.

In his latest cook book, Marcus Off Duty, Marcus Samuelsson shows how he cooks at home for family and friends.  For two decades, he has captivated food lovers with his brilliant culinary interpretations. Born in Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, and trained in European kitchens, he is a world citizen turned American success story.  The recipes blend a rainbow of the flavors he experienced in his travels—Ethiopian, Swedish, Mexican, Caribbean, Italian, and Southern soul. His eclectic, casual food includes dill-spiced salmon; coconut-lime curried chicken; mac, cheese, and greens; chocolate pie spiced with Indian garam masala; and for kids, peanut noodles with slaw.

Jonathan Gold is the restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times. He won the Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 2007 and was a finalist again in 2011. A Los Angeles native, he began writing the Counter Intelligence column for the L.A. Weekly in 1986, wrote about death metal and gangsta rap for Rolling Stone and Spin among other places, and is delighted that he has managed to forge a career out of the professional eating of tacos.