If you've been reading this blog for some time, you know that I like cooking memoirs. There's quite a range of what kind of chef the writer is though. With this memoir, we are talking about a serious, trained, award-winning chef, and his memoir definitely falls into a different class of cooking memoirs.
Marcus Samuelsson was born in Ethiopia. His mom died, and he, along with his sister, was adopted by a couple in Sweden. He dreamed of being a soccer star, but was not big enough, so he went to cooking school. He completes internships in cities around Europe before moving to New York City.
I really liked this memoir. Samuelsson has a remarkable story, and really admirable parents. There is depth to this memoir which sets it apart from some of the other cooking memoirs I've read.