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    Marcus Samuelsson

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    The Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised chef made a name for himself with Aquavit in New York, becoming the youngest chef to win a three-star review from The New York Times. He served as the guest chef for the first state dinner of the Barack Obama presidency, and opened the popular and acclaimed Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem in 2010. His latest venture is Marcus at The Four Seasons Hotel in Montreal. "Food for me is really a window into our own identity," he says in the recent documentary, Julia, about the chef Julia Child. "It looks back at the history that was here before us [and] it really tells us who we are. If you want to taste who I am, taste this."

    Below are Marcus Samuelsson’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.

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    Margherita Missoni Amos

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    Love in the Time of Cholera

    Gabriel García Márquez

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    Maria Cornejo

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    Not in Fashion

    Mark Borthwick

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    Marianne Faithfull


    Brave New World

    Aldous Huxley

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    Marlon James


    The Master and Margarita

    Mikhail Bulgakov

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    Mary Gordon

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    Diary of a Country Priest

    Georges Bernanos

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    Mary-Louise Parker


    Remembrance of Things Past

    Marcel Proust

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    Matthew Modine


    The Cousteau Almanac of the Environment: An Inventory of Life on a Water Planet (Vintage Edition)

    Jacques-Yves Cousteau

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    Meg Wolitzer


    To The Lighthouse

    Virginia Woolf

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    Meghan Udell


    The Moving Finger

    Agatha Christie

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