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The Taste’s Guest Mentor: Aaron Sanchez

By Jeannette Park | January 16, 2014


Aarón Sánchez is the co-star of Food Network’s hit series,  Chopped, as well as the star of FOX Life’s #1 rated series Aarón Loves NY and their new travel-food series MOTOCHEFS. Aarón is the chef/owner of Mestizo, located in Leawood, Kansas. He is also the culinary visionary behind Crossroads at House of Blues nationwide. The son of celebrated Mexican cooking authority Zarela Martinez, Aarón’s passion, commitment and skills have placed him among the country’s leading contemporary Latin chefs. Read More

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Swede-iopian Recipe Roundup

By Ashley Bode | January 14, 2014



When people ask me about my background, I always describe myself as a Swede-iopian, part Swedish and part Ethiopian.  Having such a diverse background has influenced my life in so many ways, especially my cooking. I find myself drawn to the Swedish food traditions from my childhood and intrigued by the flavors of my birth country. Both are constantly combined in my cooking to make my own unique cuisine. Here are some recipes that are either Swedish, Ethiopian or Swede-iopian.

Ethiopian Style Beef Stir Fry

Maya’s Doro Wat

Ethiopian Shiro Chickpea flour Spread

Corn Pancakes with Chili Covered Gravlax

Pytt i Panna- Left over Breakfast Hash

Chocolate Cake with Candied Beets

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Kris Yenbamroong, Chef/Owner of Night+Market in LA

By Jeannette Park | January 10, 2014

Photo Courtesy of Kris Yenbamroong

For Kris Yenbamroong, following in the family business was easy. Convincing his parents of his restaurant concept was not.

The 31-year-old chef grew up helping out at Talésai, the restaurant his parents have owned and operated on L.A.’s Sunset Boulevard for the last 20 years. Proving the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, Kris’s father, Vilai, started the restaurant because he felt his mother made the best Thai food he had ever tasted. Which is pretty much how Kris decided to start Night+Market, located through a set of velvet curtains at the back of Talésai. Read More

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The Taste: Episode 2 Recap

By Marcus Samuelsson | January 10, 2014

L to R: Audrey, Shehu, Don, and Sarah

And here we go! Last night’s double elimination on The Taste was a rough one for Nigella and myself. High points for me were getting the competition going and feeling the heat in the kitchen, and low points was unwittingly choosing one of my own team members as the worst dish of the group. That wasn’t a proud moment, but things weren’t all bad throughout the episode. Here’s what happened: Read More

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The Taste’s Guest Mentor: Chef Ed Lee

By Jeannette Park | January 9, 2014

Photo Courtesy of Ed Lee

Self-described as “One part Southern soul, one part Asian spice, and one part New York attitude,” Chef Edward Lee moved to Louisville, KY from his Brooklyn home in 2002 and set up shop at 610 Magnolia. Using local ingredients and putting his training in NYC kitchens to task at 610 Magnolia, Milkwood (a homey speakeasy), and The Wine Studio (his dining room and cooking class venue), Ed Lee gained national recognition on the ninth season of “Top Chef” filmed in Texas. Considered one of the nicest chefs around by his peers, we look forward to seeing just how nice this Bourbon-loving, culinary darling throws down on The Taste, where he appears as the teams’ first guest mentor tonight, January 9th at 8pm EST on ABC.

Click here for the recipe for Ed Lee’s Edamame and Boiled Peanuts and pick up his book “Smoke and Pickles”.


Salon Series: Celebrating Art and Food with Derrick Adams and Marcus

By | January 7, 2014

Derrick Adams

You’re invited to a one-of-a-kind salon on Wednesday, January  15th at 7pm for an intimate dinner and conversation with Marcus Samuelsson and artist Derrick Adams. The New York-based artist, who graduated from Columbia and Pratt Universities, will be our honored guest at Ginny’s Supper Club to discuss topics focusing on the conversation between art and food. If his art seems familiar, it’s because many of his pieces have been featured at Red Rooster and last week Derrick installed 6 new works in our private dining space. The installation will live with us for at least a year. 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. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


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Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger