Samuelsson Sam·u·els·son (sām'yōō-əl-sən), Bengt Ingemar. Born 1934.
Swedish physician and biochemist. He shared a 1982 Noble Prize for research on prostaglandins.
As samuelsson tells it over lunch at his celebrated Harlem eatery, Red Rooster, he wouldn't have it any other way.
Neither were great cooks, but his grandmother was, and samuelsson quickly caught the bug.
samuelsson: I love to head over to Red Rooster and see my guests.
But in 2008, with the opening of Merkato 55 in New York City's meatpacking district, samuelsson had his first brush with failure.
Instead, they are presented to us by samuelsson himself, in a new and frequently exhilarating memoir, Yes, Chef.