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World-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson has two names and has lived on three continents. Forty-two years ago, he was born as Kassahun Tsegie in Ethiopia. When he was just three, his mother died. Not long thereafter, he and his sister were adopted by a Swedish family. It was in Sweden, in the kitchen of his grandmother, that he gained his love of cooking. After a professional apprenticeship in his adopted country, Switzerland, and Austria, he moved to the United States in 1991 to pursue success. He fulfilled his dreams far beyond expectations, winning James Beard Awards both as a chef and a cookbook author. In 2009, his star shined even brighter when he was selected to prepare the first state dinner of Barack Obama's presidency. In this memoir, Samuelsson writes with warmth and candor about food and family, his two great lives. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.