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Marcus Samuelsson is chef and co-owner of Aquavit and cofounder of Townhouse Restaurant Group. The youngest chef ever to receive two three-star ratings from the New York Times , he appeared as the star of Discovery Home Channel's Inner Chef television series and is the author of The Soul of a New Cuisine and Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine. He has made guest appearances on programs such as the Today show, The Martha Stewart Show , Charlie Rose , and Top Chef . Samuelsson has been a UNICEF Ambassador since 2000 and a strong supporter of UNICEF's immunization and nutrition programs.
Samuelsson, author ( The Soul of a New Cuisine; Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine ) and co-owner/executive chef of New York City's Riingo and Aquavit, shares more than 300 recipes that attempt to define the unique amalgam of American cuisine. Samuelsson, who emigrated to the U.S. from Sweden, pays tribute to the mix of cultures that have shaped the American culinary landscape. His journey across the country showcases regional food along with the wide range of ethnic dishes that are so common today. From condiments, such as citrus mayonnaise and green salsa, and main dishes, such as Ivory salmon with jicama and ramp salad, to desserts, including rhubarb pudding and lemon-chocolate madeleines, Samuelsson highlights the breadth of our culinary diversity. In addition, he includes recipes for breakfast and brunch, breads and sandwiches, salads and snacks, small plates, soups and stews, holiday dishes and drinks. The result is an eclectic, appealing collection that showcases the richness of the American palate. From beef stir-fry with broccolini to lentil soup with pork and lamb meatballs or empanadas with peanut-mango sambal, Samuelsson takes the reader on a culinary journey unlike any other. 300 color photos. (Oct.) ( Publishers Weekly , August 3, 2009)