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WATCH: Marcus Samuelsson Talks About Meeting His Birth Family For The First Time

If you’re feeling an acute patriotism hangover on this Fifth of July, here’s a little hair of the dog for you: on yesterday’s Rachael Ray Show, Marcus Samuelsson stopped by for a hit of Independence Day melting pot flavor. He cooked up his famous fried yard bird and told some stories out of his new memoir Yes Chef.

In the clip below, Marcus discusses meeting his Ethiopian birth family for the first time and discovering the origins of his natural inclinations towards North African flavors. It’s like, ridiculously, goose bump-inducingly heartwarming. Check it out!

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