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Marcus Samuelsson Shines A Light On Black Excellence In The Food World


Acclaimed chef and TV star Marcus Samuelsson’s latest book, The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food, celebrates Black excellence in the food world. This week on Seasoned: A conversation about what motivated Marcus to write The Rise, which is so much more than a cookbook. Marcus and co-author Osayi Endolyn profile chefs, writers, historians and activists. Of course, we get into some recipes from the book, too.

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Robyn Doyon-Aitken and Catie Talarski produced this show.


Marcus Samuelsson – Chef, restaurateur, TV host, and author of The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul Of American Food.

Featured Recipes:

Leah Chase Gumbo
Rodney Scott’s Ribs with Baked Cowpeas
Broken Rice Peanut Seafood Stew

Robyn is the senior producer of 'Seasoned,' a show celebrating food and farms. She's food-obsessed, loves to bake, and constantly thinks about people in the food world, both nationally and locally, who have compelling stories to tell about food.
Co-Host of Seasoned and Host of Restaurant Road Trip.
Marysol Castro, co-host of Seasoned from 2020 to 2022.