Marcus Samuelsson coming to New Orleans Oct. 24

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October 24 is shaping up to be a big day for celebrity chefs in New Orleans. Alton Brown announced earlier this summer that he will taking the stage at the Saenger Theater as part of his Alton Brown Live tour.

Now, celebrity restaurateur and Food Network personality Marcus Samuelsson will also be visiting as part of a national tour for his new book, Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home, according to Southern Food and Beverage Museum Executive Director Liz Williams. The book will be available Oct. 21.

"We're particularly excited because his visit to the museum will coincide with the reopening of the Leah Chase Louisiana Gallery," said Williams.

Samuelsson's book signing takes place at 2:00 p.m. More details are scheduled to be released closer to the book launch. (One can only hope that Brown and Samuelsson are secretly planning a gigantic Scandinavian-Southern dinner together.)


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