Why Chef Marcus Samuelsson Finds Calm In A Chaotic Kitchen (VIDEO)

Marcus Samuelsson seems at ease just about anywhere. Born in Ethiopia, adopted by a Swedish family and now based in New York, the famed chef has thrived both at home and abroad. But there’s only one place where he finds total comfort: the kitchen at his restaurant Red Rooster Harlem.

Samuelsson invited cameras inside this sacred culinary space in an original short from Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday.” In the above video, he explains how the kitchen represents so many intimate, familiar things all at once.

For this James Beard Award winner and author, working in a kitchen is about so much more than just being a chef. It’s like taking on several creative roles at once. “You work with your hands, so it’s a craft. You are plating, like an artist. That’s artistry. You’re telling a story, like a writer, so it’s almost like you’re working like a poet,” Samuelsson says. “And you’re combining all of that, like a magician.”


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