Marcus Samuelsson is one of America's top chefs. Indeed, he recently won the TV cooking competition, Top Chef Masters. Add that to accolades including 3 star-reviews from the New York Times and awards from the James Beard Foundation. Samuelsson was born in Ethiopia. But after his birth mother died, he was adopted by a couple from Sweden, where he grew up. Samuelsson's food takes in influences from, among other places, Sweden, Ethiopia and New York City, where he lives. The World's Alex Gallafent spoke to Samuelsson and asked the chef to share some of his musical influences too.
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