I received an invitation from KitchnTable to attend a small, private event they were sponsoring at 3 Scoops Cafe in Brighton. There would be a light lunch, a short presentation from Chef Samuelsson, and a brief Q&A period, after which he would sign copies of his book.
Wheeler del Torro, and included: Watermelon salad with feta, Spicy vegan tacos, Collard greens, Mac & Cheese, and Chocolate covered ice cream bon bons. A very nice lunch, which was accompanied by Champagne and water.
One of the fascinating stories he related dealt with his Swedish grandparents, who had lived about 20 miles from each other, one by the sea and the other inland. Though many people might assume they both prepared a similar Swedish cuisine, that was far from the case. That short distance actually played a significant role in their usual diets. For the one on the coast, fresh fish was paramount and common, while the one inland rarely had fish, and had to work much more with vegetables and such, more of a diet of poverty. Sometimes small details can have a huge impact.
I now have a copy of his new book and plan to read it soon, to learn more of Chef Samuelsson's interesting journey through life. Check out the video, and maybe it will motivate you to purchase his book.