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Mother Jones Asks: What’s In Your Food?

By Marcus Samuelsson | June 8, 2012

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Tom Philpott, Karen Washington, Marcus, Tamar Adler, Carolyn Mugar

Last night I participated in a food panel with Mother Jones magazine. The topic was simply “What’s In Your Food?” and my esteemed fellow conversationalists and I discussed how the food we eat plays a critical role in our lives and in politics. From Big Ag to pink slime and food deserts to the possible ban on large servings of soda, we shared our thoughts on what we think can be done to change the way we eat.

Mother Jones publisher Steve Katz opened the floor with an examination of the word, economics. Coming from the Ancient Greek word meaning “management of a household” it got us thinking about how money affects the way we eat—but it shouldn’t.  Read More

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Young Harlem Leaders Learn Rules of Engagement at Red Rooster

By Cyndi Amaya | June 5, 2012

the ladies enjoying dinner

As Mary Crane, stood in the center of Red Rooster’s Private Dining Room, dozens of little eyes were focused on her, intent on not missing any gesture or detail from her next phrases. The gestures and advice that was dished out would normally not catch the attention of this age group (around 17-18 years of age), but those eyes were fixed and at full attention. Ms. Crane went on to explain the proper way to place your napkin on your lap, which bread plate and beverage belonged to your place setting, and even the American vs. the European way to hold and use silverware. The girls of the Young Women’s Leadership Network watched, took in the suggestions, nodded in agreement, exchanged giggles amongst each other and put these “rules of engagement” into practice.

Last night, Red Rooster was home to the Senior Dinner for the Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN), a network of 5 all-girls public schools that provides economically disadvantaged girls with a high-quality college preparatory education. This particular group of high achievers chose to do an internship as their Senior year project and were being rewarded with a private dinner at Red Rooster Harlem. Read More

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Behind the Scenes with Vogue Magazine

By Jeannette Park | May 24, 2012

Marcus and Maya

If you haven’t caught the June issue of VOGUE magazine featuring Maya and Marcus and an excerpt from Yes, Chef, here’s a look at some behind-the-scenes shots from that day. We had an early call for the photo shoot that morning–Vogue editors and interns nibbled on coffee and croissants while Marcus and Maya sifted through racks of Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Gucci, and too many designers to count. After some quick changes in the private dining room at Ginny’s, Marcus settled for Acne (one of his favorite Swedish brands) and Paul Smith while Maya looked stunning in a Suno shirt and Duro Olowu pants. The main dining room at Rooster substituted for a makeup studio while Tim Rogers made sure hair was to perfection. Read More

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