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Watch Marcus LIVE on CNN with Anthony Bourdain and Roy Choi

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | November 6, 2013

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CNN

CNN series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown will present a live, one-hour retrospective episode, Parts Unknown Last Bite, airing from Las Vegas this Sunday November 10 at 10pm ET, following the Season Two finale of the series, “Detroit.”

Marcus will join Treme/The Wire start Wendell Pierce, author of “LA Son” and Kogi Truck chef/owner Roy Choi, comedian Bonnie McFarlane and CNN anchor Don Lemon from the historic Las Vegas locale Atomic Liquors (a former package store and café where patrons would watch nuclear test blasts from the roof).

Parts Unknown Last Bite will feature highlights from the past season and feature a lively debate among the guests on subjects such as food sustainability and guns in America – topics that were raised in various episodes of season two.

Hope you’ll tune in!

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From Farm to Fork

By Marcus Samuelsson | November 4, 2013

Marcus at last year's Farm to Fork event.
Marcus at last year's Farm to Fork event.

Marcus at last year’s Farm to Fork event.

Every year, New York’s Chapter of the Swedish American Chamber hosts a fantastic conference titled “Green Summit, From Farm to Fork – The Future of the Industry” which examines several issues in the world of food and technology. I frequently participate and was able to have a panel discussion with Chef Stefano Catenacci from Sweden about the growing trend of sustainability in the restaurant industry.

Here are some astounding facts we discovered during our conversation:

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Marcus Hosts Swedish Food Show “Village Cook Off”

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | October 29, 2013

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In its first week, Det Stora Matslaget, or “Village Cook-Off” premiered to over 1 million viewers. Marcus hosts this show which pits village-against-village in a cooking competition to find out which neighborhood can produce the best dishes before the clock runs out. The show, which airs on Sweden’s SVT every Tuesday at 8pm, features Swedish celebrities to join Marcus on the judges panel. If your Svenska is on point, click here to watch last week’s episode.

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Fall Note from Marcus

By Marcus Samuelsson | October 22, 2013

Photo: Seam Sime

It’s been an exciting few months for us and I want to share some good news with you. I will be the newest judge on ABC’s The Taste alongside my friends Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Ludo Lefebvre. Keep track of our Red Rooster events—You can bet there will be a viewing party once the show airs in the winter. Read More

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The Secret’s Out

By Marcus Samuelsson | September 11, 2013

(Photo by Staffan Johansson)
Photo: Staffan Johansson

Photo: Staffan Johansson

Yes, I’ll be the new judge on ABC’s The Taste and I couldn’t be more excited and thrilled to join Anthony, Nigella and Ludo for this battle of bites. If you’ve seen me lurking in and around restaurants and bars in LA it’s because I’m there now filming Season Two, and I’d love to know what bars, restaurants and neighborhoods I should go check out. Thanks to all for the support!

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Q&A: Chef Hooni Kim of NYC’s Danji and Hanjan

By Jeannette Park | September 11, 2013

Chef Hooni Kim of Danji - New York, NY
Chef Hooni Kim of Danji - New York, NY

Photo Courtesy of Hooni Kim

Hooni Kim was set to be a doctor when his obsession and passion for food took over his medical studies as an undergrad at University of California at Berkeley. The NYC native packed up his books and headed back East to enroll at the French Culinary Institute. Born in Seoul, Korea, Hooni moved to NYC at the age of 10 and it’s where he decided to set his roots by opening Danji in Hell’s Kitchen and more recently, Hanjan, in the Flatiron District. Following graduation, Hooni did rigorous stints in the kitchen at Daniel and Masa, two three-star Michelin restaurants, where he learned to perfect his technique and style. But he couldn’t leave his Korean roots for long… Read More

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Listen to Marcus’s Top 5 Songs

By Jeannette Park | August 21, 2013

Photo Courtesy of KCRW
Photo Courtesy of KCRW

Photo Courtesy of KCRW (Aaron Fallon)

Tune into KCRW’s Guest DJ program or download the podcast of Marcus taking over the airwaves with DJ/host Mathieu Schreyer to discuss the Top 5 songs that have made an impact on the chef’s life. Check out the list then scroll down to watch the videos:

1. Massive Attack – “Unfinished Sympathy”
2. Queen and David Bowie – “Under Pressure”
3. Big Mama Thornton – “Little Red Rooster”
4. Eric B and Rakim – “Paid in Full”
5. Prince – “Mountains” Read More

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VIDEO: Marcus’s 10 Essentials for GQ

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | June 5, 2013

Marcus at GQ

Some people can’t live without 1,000-thread-count sheets, hot sauce in the back pocket or daily down dog sessions at the beach.  For Marcus, his 10 Essentials stay constant whether he’s behind the line at Rooster, doing a guest chef event in Los Angeles or traveling home to visit with his mom in Göteburg, Sweden. Check out this video Marcus did for GQ.com, on the 10 things he can’t do without. Here’s Number 10. Read More

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A Note from Marcus

By Marcus Samuelsson | May 15, 2013

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Serving up food to the community at Marcus Garvey Park.

Finally, spring is here and we’re excited that our patio is open for the season. It might have been a long and cold winter, but inside at Red Rooster the scene was always warm. Thanks to you, our loyal guests, our Unplugged Mondays featuring Rakiem Walker is one of the best places to be in New York and we’ve been thrilled to feature the musical and dancing talents of our staff. Read More

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VIDEO: Yes, Chef B-Sides

By Marcus Samuelsson | April 4, 2013

MS Sign

MS Sign

With the paperback version of “Yes, Chef” coming out on May 21st, I’ve been thinking a lot about the book tour that took me all around the country. At the time I could barely think ahead more than one day as we plane’d, train’d and automobile’d back, forth and back again. But as we prep for Part II of the tour for the paperback version, it’s been fun to think about all the adventures I had with my team who was on the road with me. So much fun, in fact, we did a video about it. Check it out. 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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