We struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food.

Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson

Profession: Chef
Nationality: Ethiopian

Some suggestions for you :

Since truffle oil and caviar aren't always in the budget, learning to tweak and enhance just a few ingredients and flavor combinations can help you transform those ordinary ingredients into the extraordinary!

I feel fortunate to be part of the cooking community. We learn from each other.

Childhood nutrition and healthy eating is a cause that is extremely close to my heart.

I had a long-lasting love affair with the flavors from Japan and the hustling New York street vendors. And, of course, a life-changing return to Ethiopia has made huge impacts on my life in food.

Finding creative and effective ways to simultaneously give back and economically empower people is something that is increasingly important. Not everyone can open a business and directly create jobs in the way that we have at Red Rooster Harlem.

They say never trust a skinny chef, but the fact is, to stay healthy when you're a chef means you have to work twice as hard.

While I'm more of a soccer and tennis fan myself, I still enjoying catching some football games when I get the chance.

People come up to me all the time and ask how I stay the way I am, and it's no secret. The first lesson a chef needs to learn is how to handle a knife; the second is how to be around all that food.

Every day, whether I am teaching or entertaining - I absolutely love bringing different people and cultures together.

I don't distinguish the music I listen to from great music - it's just music. There shouldn't be an announcement that divides our food between what tastes good and what is good for us.

Most people cringe at the thought of a casserole.

I think it's very expensive to not eat healthy. Eating healthy is the only affordable option we have left.

Most of my education has been around food.

Even just a few spices or ethnic condiments that you can keep in your pantry can turn your mundane dishes into a culinary masterpiece.