Top Chef Master, Marcus Samuelsson Recommends Coconut Oil

Top Chef Master, Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson of Top Chef Masters season 2 is “celebrating the return of coconut oil.”  Just by taking one look at Marcus Samuelsson’s blog anyone can tell that he is a huge advocate of coconut oil.  If you are not familiar with Marcus Samuelsson check out his bio above to learn about this renowned chef.  Not only has he won multiple James Beard Awards, but he has also been named 40 under 40 and was named one of The Great Chefs of America among many other awards.

Marcus describes coconut oil as “a great alternative to dairy and animal fats, but it’s flavor is a pleasure even for those who aren’t avoiding animal products.”  He goes on to say, “When contemplating use of coconut oil, think of olive oil, but more fruity. Coconut oil is good when used in moderation and works well as a shortening for everything from sauteing to baking. The flavor is subtle enough to make virgin coconut oil a versatile product, delicious to bring out the best of savory and sweet.”

To read Marcus’ full blogs click any of the links below, then make sure to click around to find some amazing recipes from Marcus, himself that use coconut oil.

Comparing Coconut Oil to Butter

The Celebrated Return of Coconut Oil

Food as Medicine: Healing Power of Coconut Oil

Marcus Samuelsson Top Chef Masters Bio


Marcus Samuelsson isn’t the only chef who loves coconut oil, Miranda Kerr and her personal chef do too!


– JR

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