VIDEO: Marcus Samuelsson Discusses 'Yes Chef'
The book chronicles Samuelsson's career to date, including an honest depiction of the chef's successes and failures. "I just felt like if you're going do a memoir, it doesn't work if it's a victory lap, it doesn't work if it's just a one-sided story..." he says. "It's really about my journey coming from Ethiopia, being raised in Sweden, working in Europe, and coming to America."
Yes, Chef is divided into three sections; boy, chef, and man — the first segment explores Samuelsson's upbringing, the second discusses his love for the craft of cooking, and the third looks at the challenges he's had to overcome and how he's dealt with them.