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Salad for Dinner

Off The Shelf: Salad for Dinner

By Christopher Stewart | April 22, 2013

I know some people are not fans of salad. Some believe it’s not a filling meal, others say it’s too healthy, and a few say it’s too expensive.  I don’t fit into any of these categories. I love eating fresh crisp salads whether it be for a light lunch or a satisfying dinner. Jeanne Kelley, Read More

Warm Camembert

Off the Shelf: Chef Recipes Made Easy

By Christopher Stewart | April 8, 2013

Everyone wishes that they could cook like a chef. From the simplest thing like a salad with four ingredients all the way down to a a flawless and delicious Thanksgiving dinner spread, everything chefs put on a plate seems to look amazing. The lettuce for salad pile perfectly on top of one another, nothing is Read More

Good Bite

Off the Shelf: Weeknight Meals Delicious Made Easy

By Christopher Stewart | March 13, 2013

Am I the only one counting down the days until spring? Its been a cold winter full of hearty soups, thick warming stews, and leftovers but with spring weeks away, I can’t help but think about lighter dinners and fresh produce. With sunshine and warm weather, comes the need to cook fresh new meals. We Read More

wine book

Off the Shelf: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere

By Christopher Stewart | March 6, 2013

In this new series we explore the books, new and old, that sit on our conference bookshelf.  Wine has been around for thousands of years but now more than ever, wine is popular through out the entire world. Known wine regions such as the United States and Europe are where people generally go to when Read More

Pasta Italiana

Off The Shelf: Pasta Italiana

By Christopher Stewart | February 20, 2013

  In this new series we explore the books, new and old, that sit on our conference bookshelf.  A hot, beautiful bowl of beautifully plated pasta is something every one enjoys. Whether its fresh pasta that has been kneaded and perfectly shaped or dried pasta thats cooked al dente and tossed in a rich pomodoro Read More

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Off the Shelf: The Modern Vegetarian

By Christopher Stewart | February 13, 2013

 In this new series we explore the books, new and old, that sit on our conference bookshelf.  In the era of  all things food, the word “vegetarian” still shakes people up a bit. Vegetables are still getting a pretty bad wrap, even with the continual rise of more and more people becoming vegetarians, the success Read More

Chef Drawings
CookbooksFood Stories

Off The Shelf: A Look Back to 1987

By Christopher Stewart | February 6, 2013

Living in a world full of food, chefs and restaurants can be quite delicious. With so many new techniques, heirloom foods, and the rise of the young chef, its always a great day to eat. With the climb of cooking in all art forms, brought along the rapid popularity of cookbooks. Cookbooks have always been Read More


Five Books for Your Sustainable Food Bookshelf

By mahir | June 9, 2011

To keep your bookshelf as sustainable and green as your kitchen, pick up these great guides and cookbooks for a more healthful and green lifestyle. Impress others with your new found wealth of knowledge and masterful cooking skills.


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Meet the Team

About The Team

Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


Streetbird Rotisserie
Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger