Chef Marcus Samuelsson reveals his guilty pleasure food

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Marcus Samuelsson grew up in Ethiopia and spent his summers on the coast of Sweden. It was there – helping his grandmother cook Swedish meatballs - he learned his way around the kitchen.

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Chef Samuelsson has a diverse knowledge of culinary culture, putting him in kitchens all over the world. Most notably President Obama's first State Dinner at the White House.


However, he says his proudest moment was opening a restaurant in the heart of Harlem. Red Rooster -- a comforting place serving just that -- American comfort food -- with a diverse twist.

Now he brings his talents to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen leading demos alongside the top culinary experts in the industry. Here he shared his knowledge to collide the world of whisky and great food. Pairing the spice notes of a traditional Glenmorangie Scotch with the complimentary sweet flavors of pork.

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Samuelsson said he has the chef-like tendency to eat late and when it comes to guilty pleasure foods he doesn't lean towards the junk food. His favorite is to grab an authentic late night taco in East Harlem after work. But this isn't the taco you have in mind -- its full of what he calls the "good" stuff including feet, heart or tongue.

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