S2 - Marcus Samuelsson: Swedish Chef
Posted May 21, 2010 @ 11:04 AM
I've used his recipe for Gravlax (Swedish cured salmon) many times, though I doubt he'll do it on this show since it takes two days to cure.
If I had to guess, I'd guess he might just miss the final 3.
Posted May 28, 2010 @ 10:22 AM
Posted May 29, 2010 @ 8:22 AM
There's something very interesting about Marcus. For some reason, I feel like I shouldn't like him, but I actually kinda like him a lot.
I have liked Marcus since seeing him on a few shows in recent years. However, I know what you mean about feeling like you shouldn't like him, based on a couple of things he's said on this show. Initially, I raised my eyebrows a few times at him. Now I just chalk it up to him being very competitive. I do think I would enjoy him more on this show if he would take it down just a notch, but OTOH, I do understand that many chefs at this level are likely to be highly competitive. From what I've seen of him outside the show, he's probably a cooler guy to be around in his everyday life.
Posted Jun 5, 2010 @ 6:27 PM
I rewatched that episode, and I am now fairly sure almost all the comments were taped in the post-contest interview (when he knew he went through), and then inserted into the episode throughout to make him sound cocky, douchy and conceited.
I can't be absolutely certain, obviously, but in every episode since he has been incredibly friendly and cordial to all the chefs, and they obviously like him too. He's competitive, yes, but not in an ugly way.
Posted Jun 10, 2010 @ 10:10 AM
For his fans, here is a clip of my team against his team from 2 years ago. See if you spot marcus in the orange cleats.