Chef Marcus Samuelsson

We followed the internationally acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson to Morocco in search of a new way to fusion the flavors of Africa with familiar every day meals. The result? Four cooking shows introducing the spices Chermoulla, Piri Piri, Durban curry and Green Harissa.

Marcus Samuelsson is an award‐winning chef and cookbook author with titles like Africa on my mind, A journey of tastes and Streetfood. His passion and dedication for the African cuisine, manifested through his book, The Soul of a new Cusine has, has inspired millions of food lovers worldwide. Marcus is also a visiting Professor of International Culinary Science at the Umeå University School of Restaurant and Culinary Arts and frequently appears on TV4 in Sweden and on the US cable networks Discovery Home and BET. His cooking combines international influences with traditional cuisines from Sweden, Japan and Africa.

We did this with a tiny, lightweight mobile team consisting of two photographers, one producer/sound guy and a local badass fixer. The films were produced for Scandinavia’s largest spice company Santa Maria.

Production company: Soeasy
Producer: Teddy Goitom
Photography: Senay Berhe & Benjamin Taft
Editing & postproduction: Benjamin Taft & Senay Berhe
Location guide: Kerim Errouis
Music: Andreas Unge
Sound mix: Jacob Myrman

We would also like to send our kindest regards to Selim Adira and his whole family who hosted us and treated us like family. Without them none of this would have been possible, thank you!