Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson is a chef, restaurateur and author. He received the Rising Star Chef Award from the James Beard Foundation in 1999, won "Top Chef Masters Season 2" and served as the guest chef for the first state dinner of the Obama administration. He is the author of several cookbooks and the memoir Yes, Chef, and co-founder of

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Fresh green beans are almost sweet, so I balance them with a hint of bitterness from radicchio leaves.

"I always say expand your pantry. Buy something you're not familiar with. Try it out," says chef Marcus Samuelsson, author of Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home.

It was originally a workman’s lunch, a hollowed-out piece of bread filled with a meat curry that you could carry with you to the fields.