Category: Cookbooks

Jul 09

Chef Bio: Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson was born in Ethiopia during 1970 and was named at birth, Kassahun Tsegie.  He is from Sweden and co-owns C-House restaurant (located in Affinia Hotel — Chicago), as well as the Aquavit Restaurant — NYC.  His mom died when he was three and chef Samuelsson and his sister were adopted by a couple …

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Apr 25

Chef Bio: Jacques Pepin

Critically acclaimed French chef Jacques Pepin grew up in the kitchen of his family’s restaurant near Lyon, France, where he was born in 1935, which naturally led to the young boy’s first apprenticeship at age 13 at the renowned Grand Hotel de L’Europe. Pepin would move on to cook at Plaza-Athenee and Meurice in Paris …

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Apr 14

Chef Bio: Art Smith

Chef Art Smith, born in Jasper, Florida, has made his way around the world as a distinguished chef, working for Oprah Winfrey and former Governor Bob Graham, cooking his way around Europe and Africa as a family chef and working on the American European Express Train. Famous for his traditional Southern Cuisine, Smith’s signature restaurant, …

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Apr 13

Chef Bio: Eric Ripert

Eric Ripert’s strongest culinary influence came from cooking with his grandmother in Antibes, France, where he was born in 1965 and spent much of his childhood before moving to Spain. His upbringing heavily influenced his culinary palate, which is evident in his specialization of seafood and his infusing a Spanish flavor to his dishes. Before …

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