Marcus off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home by Marcus SamuelssonMarcus off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home by Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home

byMarcus Samuelsson

Hardcover | September 29, 2016

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The award-winning celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author unwinds at home, sharing 150 relaxed, multicultural dishes



For two decades, Marcus Samuelsson 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. Not only was Samuelsson the youngest chef ever to receive three stars from the New York Times, he is also a five-time James Beard Award recipient, a winner of Top Chef Masters, and a judge on Chopped. Chosen by President Obama to cook the first state dinner, he is now a charismatic TV host.In this book, the chef who former President Bill Clinton says 'has reinvigorated and reimagined what it means to be American' serves up the dishes he makes at his Harlem home for his wife and friends. 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. This is an inside glimpse into how one of the world's top chefs cooks in his home kitchen for those nearest and dearest to him.
MARCUS SAMUELSSON owns Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny's Supper Club, and Street Bird. He is the author of Marcus Off Duty ; the New York Times bestseller Yes, Chef ; the James Beard Award-winning Soul of a New Cuisine; and Aquavit . He frequently appears as a judge on Chopped and lives with his wife in Harlem.
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Title:Marcus off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at HomeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 10.06 × 8.32 × 0.96 inPublished:September 29, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0470940581

ISBN - 13:9780470940587

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the pictures Great price for some new ideas!
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice book, thick full of many useful recipes This is a delightful book that highlights many different international cuisines. There is a great section on cooking with kids too! Amazing value for the price, my only complaint is there is a lot of meat recipes so only some of the recipes are relevant for those who are following a plant-based diet.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Fun and vibrant recipes sure to please anyone's taste
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes me want to move to harlem this is a great book to sit back with a beer and read i found myself skipping over the recipes the first time around and kept wanting to read the story behind everything the part i loved was that he includes playlists with each of his meals, great book to discover new dishes and new music
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ethnic tasty recipes. can't wait to try all of them
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Celebration of Food and Culture Samuelson's book is filled with stories, tips for cooking, suggestions for where to buy exotic ingredients, handwritten notes and even a playlist. There is a good variety of street and ethnic foods and the photography is beautiful. Can't wait to try his Ban Mi Sandwich and Stove Top Clambake.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting recipes, but could use more pictures of actual dishes This book offers a wide variety of fusion recipes from many different cultures. Very unique and interesting. My only gripe is that I just wish it included more pictures of the actual dishes themselves for each recipe.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price for these tasty recipes! These recipes by Marcus Samuelsson are definitely worth trying.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recipes and price! I have been a fan of Mr Samuelsson's since eating at Aquavit in NYC a few years ago. This book is full of great recipes and photos.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Delightful I bought this book online and I'm so glad tgat I gave it a chance! The recipes create some of the most delicious food that I have ever tasted and they can easily be tweaked to either fit your own tastes or even experiment. While I may not have tried everything that this cookbook has to offer, it is seriously a must-have for any and all; no matter their level of expertise. The sheer variety is enough to make you gasp while the pictures will make you drool. Yes, it is THAT good.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Colorful I recently purchased this book online. This book is so interesting from the colorful pictures and song playlists to listen to while cooking, to the stories the author has included with each recipe. It is not just a cookbook! I haven't tried to make anything yet but I am looking forward to trying the unique recipes.
Date published: 2017-03-06

Editorial Reviews

In doable dishes that favor bold spices, such as the garam masala and serranochiles in habesha lamb chops with apple-mango chutney, and crunchy and creamy components, such as the fried pickles served with fish & chips and the shrimp salad atop corn dogs, Samuelsson deliciously showcases his knowledge of global flavors and talent for combining them in unexpected ways . VERDICT Highly recommended for adventurous and well-traveled home cooks, as well as fans of Susan Feniger's Street Food ." -Library Journal "Marcus is a great chef, a great cook, and a transformative figure in the landscape of American food. Seeing his style and his interests change over the years has been fascinating. I've watched him first hand as he eats his way through a city, soaking it all up, mind whirring. I guess this is what he's been doing with all that information and experience: Marcus Off Duty . It's fair to say you would always be a very lucky person if you were invited over to Marcus's house for dinner. Now, with this book, everyone can join the party." - Anthony Bourdain "With Marcus Off Duty, Marcus Samuelsson steps out of the restaurant kitchen and shows you how to cook the global, casual, flavorful food he loves most. Every recipe, story, and tip is not only thoughtful and imaginative, but also completely accessible. It's like having your own private cooking lesson and fabulous dinner party, hosted by one of the country' s greatest culinary stars!" - Gail Simmons, food expert, TV personality, and author of Talking with My Mouth Full "Marcus has a gift to take unexpected flavor combinations and make them sing on a plate. His exploration of other cultures outside his own makes this book an adventure to read at home and in the kitchen." - Zarela Martinez, chef and author "Marcus is the most interesting cook I know. He possesses a unique ability to bring the cuisine of the world to our family table. And here is the magical touch: He has the love to make it happen. Whether it's a perfect poached egg, a biscuit, or a spicy grilled fish, he elevates all to an amazing level. Marcus is truly that cook who can transform the basics into the stellar, yet keep it real at the same time." - Jonathan Waxman, chef and author "Marcus teaches us inspired recipes that are approachable yet rich with the style and finesse that's been his trademark. What I love the most about Marcus Off Duty is that he not only gives great recipes, but arms us with the tools and tricks to tackle them all." - John Besh, restaurateur, author, and philanthropist"