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Home is Where the Cook Is: Brooklyn Supper

By Ashley Bode | January 6, 2014

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One of the best things about cooking is that anyone can do it. You don’t have to be a celebrity, a trained chef or a stay-at-home mom to understand the time, energy and dedication it takes to make delicious food.  Food has recently become a huge part of our pop-culture and with it the emergence of food blogs. One such blogger is Elizabeth Stark from Brooklyn Supper, who focuses on recipes that are both simple and seasonal. We caught up with Elizabeth and asked her about her life with food. Read More

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The Taste: Episode 1 Recap

By Marcus Samuelsson | January 3, 2014

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It was so great to finally see the premiere of Season 2 of The Taste. I’m so excited to join my fellow mentors Ludo, Nigella and Anthony. All competition aside, I have to say  how grateful I am that the other mentors welcomed me with open arms! We had a blast taping together and I know that I have made three great friends.

The audition process was much more difficult than you would imagine. Half of the fun is that it is a blind tasting, so we don’t know who cooked for us, but it is also the most heartbreaking. We don’t know which chef-testant wants to be on which team, we don’t know their personal struggles, victories or background stories. It makes the judging honest and sometimes surprising; which you’ll see as the season progresses.

I couldn’t be more proud of my team. I have such an eclectic mix on my team and I am excited for you to get to know them and root for them like I did. They all cook honestly, passionately and thoughtfully.

Stay tuned next Thursday as the challenges begin and make sure to follow me on twitter @marcuscooks where I will be live tweeting each episode.

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Watch the Premiere of “The Taste” on ABC

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | January 2, 2014

Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson will pick their teams. Who will get the final taste?

Tune in tonight, Thursday, January 2, as Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Marcus Samuelsson prime their taste buds to choose their team on “The Taste”. Sixteen competitors will be chosen based on blind bites they will prepare for the judges. Those who make it past the judges’ discerning palates will then be put on teams of four where they will face team and individual challenges with a variety of culinary themes through several elimination rounds. Surprising guest chefs of the highest caliber will then choose the winning taste each round.

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RECIPE ROUNDUP: Fresh Start to the New Year

By Heeseung Kim | January 1, 2014

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The holidays are wonderful for a number of reasons. It’s a special time of year when you can spend quality time with your family and friends, actually like it when it snows, and pretty much have a license to eat and drink in excess. But following all the roasts and the cookies and the cocktails, I like to change it up for the new year. Here is a day’s worth of recipes that I think bring it back to the basics: food that is fresh, flavorful, healthy and delicious.

BREAKFAST: Avocado-Banana Smoothie

LUNCHPan-Seared Salmon with Cauliflower and Pine Nuts, and Broccolini and Sweet Sesame Salad

DINNERQuinoa, Fennel, and Pomegranate Salad

DESSERT: Roasted Pineapple Smoothie

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Home is Where the Cook Is

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | December 30, 2013

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With the continuing rise of celebrity chefs and cheftestants on TV,we cannot forget the amazing home cooks who aren’t looking to win the big cash prize. They’re just looking to prepare good food for their family and friends. One such person is Jamie Rhoden, a mother of two growing boys who has been teaching her children how to cook ever since they could eat solid food. With Jamaican and Puerto Rican roots, the Harlem resident encourages her boys to taste every kind of cuisine to expose their palates to different flavors, making sure they know the difference between a bell pepper and chili pepper, and how to prepare fresh food that is healthy and delicious. Read More

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RECIPE ROUNDUP: How to Host Your Own NYE Bash

By Heeseung Kim | December 27, 2013

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What’s a better way to ring in the new year than with good friends and good food? Here are some delicious dishes to make a special night even better. Start with an elegant Kir Royale and end with luscious chocolate tart paired with a champagne toast. It won’t be a meal that you’ll forget in 2014!

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Lobster Rolls with Pickled Asian Pears

Ethiopian-Spiced Duck Breast

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Bacon

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

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RECIPE ROUNDUP: Joyous Kwanzaa!

By Heeseung Kim | December 26, 2013

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Kwanzaa began in the United States in 1966. During this time, there was a great movement toward equality for African-Americans, and Kwanzaa was created for African-Americans to celebrate African heritages and cultures. Kwanzaa is modeled on traditional African harvest festivals, and takes place from December 26 to January 1. Kwanzaa culminates in a feast on the sixth day called karamu, and the foods served during karamu honor African cuisines. Kwanzaa is all about celebrating family, community, and culture, making it the perfect time to host a feast—here are some suggestions to help you host your own Kwanzaa feast.
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Happy Holidays from Ours to Yours

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 25, 2013

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It was a very good year for us here at the Marcus Samuelsson Group, thanks in no small part to our Red Rooster family and all of our loyal guests. We worked hard and played hard and I hope you did too. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Holiday and a safe and delicious day. I’d love to know what goodies you cooked up for your family and friends feast, so feel free to share them with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @MarcusCooks.

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No Strings Attached: Hedley and Bennett Aprons

By Jeannette Park | December 23, 2013

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When Ellen Bennett started out in the culinary industry, her intention was to work her way through the kitchen. Learning to tourne carrots and perfect sauces were part of her plan, but little did she know that she would soon be sitting atop a burgeoning business that counts chefs David Chang, Jonathan Waxman, Vinny Dotolo, April Bloomfield, Tyler Florence, and Marcus as some of her biggest fans. And that’s just a start of the names that adore the 25-year-old’s Hedley & Bennett Apron collection. Read More

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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. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More

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