Communal Table Podcast: Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson talks about '90s fine dining, rule breakers, and the blessings of Blackness.

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Episode 16: Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson is many things to many people: boss, mentor, inspiration, champion, friend, adoptee, immigrant, author, and chef. But perhaps most key is his role as a good neighbor in and ambassador for his beloved community of Harlem. Samuelsson spoke lovingly of the people (especially Leah Chase, who died just days after this was recorded, and Patrick Clark who Korsha Wilson loving profiled in the July issue of Food & Wine) and places around the globe who have helped him discover where home truly is.

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Pre-order Marcus' Audible Original: Our Harlem: Seven Days of Cooking, Music and Soul at the Red Rooster

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