I love that it was narrated by Marcus himself. It made it so much more real to me.
Marcus talked about many aspects of his life. I loved all of them, from when he was a child (cooking with Helga) to teenage years (Kiss), to more resent years as a chef. I admire his trip to Ethiopia and the good he is doing there. All of it is superb.
I have seen him on "Chopped." I've been a fan of Food Network before; for some reason, I remember him in the early days (1997-ish?) of Food Network. Perhaps when he was at Aqua Vie? He is a fascinating both as a chef and a true person. As always, Marcus is admirable.
The trip to Ethiopia and the gratitude he has for his Swedish parents.
This was an awesome insight into the life of a Chef
And being read by the Author added more life to the story.
It's a really intriguing book and I liked it more than I thought I would. It really gives an insight to a chef's life and how hard working and passionate one needs to be to make it in that world. Thanks to Marcus for giving us your story.
I am not a watcher of television or know anything about celebrity chefs. I did enjoy the story of this book. Marcus lead an interesting life and it was refreshing to read about someone with a personal and work ethic that is not governed by chemical abuses. I have to admit, I would suggest anyone interested read it for themselves. I took the time to listen to a few interviews with Marcus on Youtube before I wrote this review. He speaks very well. So either he doesn't read English well, or more likely, someone did a terrible job producing this book. He read as though he was reading a narrow column of words and stopped with a period at the end of the column, whether there was one there or not. I enjoyed his accent, but the cadence was wrong. Considering he wrote the book himself, it would seem that he would have know when to pause at least some of the time. Sometimes an author should not read their own book. This was one of those times. But it is a great story, so go buy the book.
Loved it. Not just about food but culture, race, and family. It was eye opening and comforting at the same time. Checked out his African cookbook at the library yesterday.
An inspirational life story flavored with adversity and triumph, discrimination and acceptance, love and loss.
A look behind the kitchen doors of culinary schools, to crew ships, to three-star French restaurants to huts in Ethiopia. The reader is transported on a journey across continents and cultures that embrace a shared love for food and how it brings us all together. In Yes, Chef, Marcus shares how his unique life story lead to his passion for synthesizing his classical training, respect for food cultures, and love for the flavors and comforts that authentic eating delivers to create a signature all his own, yet can be claimed and recognized by all. Through hard work and tenacity, Marcus has created a table where all are welcome,