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Cooking For Obama - Marcus Samuelsson | Ep. 6 Part 2/3 On The Table | Reserve Channel

Cooking For Obama - Marcus Samuelsson | Ep. 6 Part 2/3 On The Table | Reserve Channel24 Jan. 2013
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Red Rooster owner, Marcus

Red Rooster owner, Marcus Samuelsson, and Eric Ripert discuss the chef's many appearances at the White House cooking for President and First Lady Obama. Ripert then recounts the tradition of breaking down young chefs and the abuse he suffered in the kitchens of many famous restaurants like Georges Blanc. Samuelsson talks about his breakout performance as head chef at Aquavit leading to the publishing of his first cook book.

RECIPE: Cold Teff Noodle with Rare Seared Salmon


1 package teff ramen noodles (or any variation of fresh ramen noodles)

1 tablespoon chopped dill

2 teaspoons mirin

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon wasabi paste

3 teaspoons blonde miso

5 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon berbere (or paprika)

6 arugula leaves, ripped

2 inches cucumber, thinly sliced

2 inches of daikon, thinly sliced

1/2 apple, peeled and finely diced

4 mint leaves, ripped

2 (4-ounce) West Coast salmon filets

1 tablespoon butter


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add ramen noodles and cook for 45 seconds. Drain, transfer to large bowl and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 tablespoon dill, mirin, soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon wasabi, 1 teaspoon white miso, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon berbere (or paprika).

3. Add the spice mixture, ripped arugula, cucumber, daikon, apple and mint to bowl with noodles. Toss to combine and set aside.

4. In a bowl, whisk together 1/2 teaspoon wasabi, 2 teaspoons miso, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon berbere (or paprika). Brush salmon filets with mixture.

5. In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. Add chopped dill and salmon, and sear for two minutes on one side. Remove from pan and transfer to serving bowl.

On The Table w/ Eric Ripert

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Comments (4)
Michael Nigussie

Marcus, you are great...

Sherpa Trailers

Was at Red Rooster for lunch 3 years ago and it was delicious! Only in NYC 3 days, made it a priority!

Dens Aly

OH my God, this incredible Chef is really underrated by the food industry. Most of the times in all of his YouTube video clips, there are no comments...

Aub Ady

Please marcus when you cook youthe glove

AP Interview: Obama Dishes on White House Food

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In an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, President Barack Obama gushed over the White House pastry chef and jokingly called his staff the shine police. (July 2)

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson: I Got Nervous Before I Cooked For President Obama | TODAY

Chef Marcus Samuelsson: I Got Nervous Before I Cooked For President Obama | TODAY23 Apr. 2017
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Award-winning chef Marcus

Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson has had a lot of success in the culinary world, but his life began with hardships in Ethiopia. In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, the 47-year-old restaurateur tells Willie Geist about his upbringing in a diverse family, having fish thrown in his face while he honed his culinary skills in Europe, and what his mother told him before he was set to cook for President Obama.

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Comments (31)

I really like Marcus. He is such a positive cheerleader for the contestants on Chopped. He truly seems proud and excited when they do well. If I ever make a trip to NYC, I'm going to put the Red Rooster on my "must-do" list.

saba Ethiopia & Eirteria Saba

Marcus is a good person positive tinker




So funny reading these comments from whites trying to anglicize this black African man, with his black African wife, and beautiful black African children ???

Kootto Animations


Gideon Amare


Assnapkin Ed

That whole chicken looked gooooooood

iFLOW Magazine

Nice story. He is one of my favorite chefs

James Saint-Surin

Came from tasty

Ez101 R

Wow amazing story

Kiongozi Imhotep

Marcus is smart. Why did adopted mom say You're a Samuelsson and not "Remember your mother died to save you in Ethiopia" Don't forget your roots in Africa.

Aliyu Attah

His Mom is your typical African Mom


Marcus is an icon !!! Truly. Gordon Ramsay is a white racist trashcan. More love and power to Marcus. ❤️

Zach Waksman

I ate at Aquavit back when he was there. I must’ve been about 15 then, but it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

Catherine Correia

Ha! Here in Australia, Red Rooster is a fast food, restaurant chain that sells delicious roast chicken...

mekides bekele

Marcus, so proud of you, your cooking skill is awesome
Thank you for sharing your story

Michelle Singleton

Delicious food.beautiful person??

Esh Sinai

Such a lovely person!! A great chef too!

Dave Lawandra

Gordon ramsay hated this guy, can someone tell me why? Cause He genuinely seems like a nice guy


"The turbulence and tragedy of Ethiopia" disgusting sentence


The Ethiopians have such a varied LOOK. I've met the ones with very high-bridged noses that are narrow and the low-bridged with wide nostrils and all the ones in between. Truly Ethiopia represents AFRICA.

sonia polycarpe

Great Chef with a great heart ❤

Deyozion Yahudim

Marcus is descended from Keturah and Yoktan, Afro Arabian, Afro Sabean.

Fgteev fan 14th

I am from Ethiopia

Kootto Animations

THis i sepic

Sidney Boo

He never reconnected with his sister? awwww :(


I absolutely adore Marcus!! I met him on the #2 train in 2016; I couldn't believe it!! On the same day his cookbook was being released and he took a pic with me that I cherish!! My daughters and I ate at Red Rooster and the food was amazing!! Will be going back very soon!!


God is good

Gamer crewmates

I love marcus i love his food i lobe his personality too hes very sweet and nice


what a great person :D

Farsana sidq Redmaple

He s amazng