Marcus Samuelsson quotes

  • I feel very fortunate that I was raised in a multicultural family, and it came through food.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Multicultural #Raised #Feels

  • Cooking is in an honest profession where you cannot hide and let others do the work for you. You have to show up, work hard and prove you can do it faster and better. And find a mentor who will recognize your talent and push you in the right direction.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Hard Work #Cooking #Mentor

  • Hard work IS its own reward. Integrity IS priceless. Art DOES feed the soul.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Art #Integrity #Hard Work

  • Getting to a place of comfort can be uncomfortable.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Comfort #Uncomfortable

  • While I hold my own views, it's important not to get too wrapped up in individual candidates and personalities, but instead to focus on the real issues
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Real #Views #Issues

  • If you're cooking for someone important - whether it's your boss or a date - never try a new recipe and a new ingredient at the same time.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Boss #Cooking #Important

  • One of the first things my father taught me was that the library was made for and available to me. It's a place where you not only learn from books but you learn responsibility - how to borrow, take care of, and give back.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Father #Book #Responsibility

  • Cooking with your kids and engaging them in hands-on activities are two ways to begin to educate children about the healthy eating, and kick start the important task to help change how the younger generation looks at food and nutrition.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Children #Kids #Cooking

  • In Ethiopia, where I was born, all the cooks are women. When I grew up in Sweden, my mom and my grandmother did predominantly all the cooking. Then I changed to restaurant kitchens, where all of a sudden there were just more men than women, and I always thought that was weird.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Mom #Food #Grandmother

  • As a chef and activist, I'm particularly concerned with food politics issues such as the farm bill.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Issues #Bills #Chef

  • Thanksgiving is one of my favorite American traditions. I quickly picked it up when I moved to the U.S. from Sweden.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Sweden #Tradition #My Favorite

  • We struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Struggle #Opportunity #Thinking

  • We can all agree that government cant solve the obesity crisis alone. Its an ongoing issue that will require a collaborative effort across private and public sectors if we want to see some long-term success.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Government #Issues #Long

  • Clean water and access to food are some of the simplest things that we can take for granted each and every day. In places like Africa, these can be some of the hardest resources to attain if you live in a rural area.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Water #Rural Areas #Granted

  • If you get hungry mid-day, a banana is the best snack at your desk, after a workout, or in between classes. Fruit is a very good snack in general.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Workout #Snacks #Class

  • But one of the things I have learned during the time I have spent in the United States is an old African American saying: Each one, teach one. I want to believe that I am here to teach one and, more, that there is one here who is meant to teach me. And if we each one teach one, we will make a difference.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Believe #Differences #African American

  • I'm a big believer in the negligee, that nearly invisible screen standing between you and the object of your desire.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Desire #Invisible #Bigs

  • I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Holiday #Two #Importance

  • For many of us, clean water is so plentiful and readily available that we rarely, if ever, pause to consider what life would be like without it.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Water #Would Be #Clean Water

  • People might not protest for overtly political or social causes, but when they can't feed themselves and their family, they will take to the streets.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Dark #People #Political

  • Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday - it's a day that's American to the core and it's a day that's all about what and how we eat.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Holiday #Drunk #My Favorite

  • I happen to love coconut, particularly for that sweet and crunchy texture it adds to any dish.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Sweet #Add #Texture

  • People come up to me all the time and ask how I stay the way I am, and it's no secret. The first lesson a chef needs to learn is how to handle a knife; the second is how to be around all that food.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Knives #People #Secret

  • Just like keeping a healthy diet is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eating the right foods is just as important for getting the most out of your workout.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Workout #Healthy #Important

  • It will always be trendy to do the right thing with food.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Chef #Trendy #Right Thing

  • Where is the stretch? Where is the perfect fit? Where does it make sense? You have to be a Baryshnikov.
    -- Marcus Samuelsson

    #Perfect #Doe #Fit