06/28/2012 08:18 am ET

Marcus Samuelsson's Food Predictions

The Ethiopian-Swede at the helm of Manhattan’s acclaimed Red Rooster Harlem (entrées from $18), Samuelsson is known for souped-up Southern comfort food with Nordic inflections: Think blackened catfish and berry-tinged meatballs inspired by his Swedish ­granny. His new memoir, Yes, Chef, details his rise to Michelin-starred status (Random House, $26).

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