The food-and-travel book club I belong to has picked Marcus Samuelsson's memoir, Yes, Chef, as our next book, and I’m literally salivating just thinking about it. Adopted from Ethiopia, Samuelsson grew up in Sweden and there developed his fascination with food and cooking. He moved to New York, transformed the iconic restaurant Aquavit, and then opened his own restaurant, Red Rooster, in Harlem. Some of our book club's favorite food-related books have been chef memoirs, from Julia Child's My Life in France to Jacques Pepin's The Apprentice to, of course, Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, so I have high hopes. Plus, I can't wait to eat the food we'll make to accompany our book discussion.
— Adrian Liang