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VIDEO: Yes, Chef B-Sides

By Marcus Samuelsson | April 4, 2013

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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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Marcus in LA: Post & Beam Dinner in Baldwin Hills

By Carla F. Williams | March 5, 2013

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Chefs go tete-a-tete menu planning before dinner.

It was delicious magic in Baldwin Hills last night when Master Chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Govind Armstrong shared the kitchen at Post & Beam Restaurant to benefit the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). A long way from Harlem, Chef Samuelsson took the flavor and flair of Red Rooster across the country to team up with Chef Armstrong to celebrate Black History Month through a culinary lens, while reaching out to help the next generation of chefs realize their dreams though C-CAP, which helps underserved high school students train to enter professional kitchens and ultimately compete for culinary scholarships. Evidently, this event was years in the making and the kitchen was filled with very lucky and hard-working students dressed to the nine’s in their chef’s coats, standing proud and ready to work alongside the chefs. Read More

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From Huffington Post: Diversity, Determination and Dedication in the Kitchen

By Marcus Samuelsson | February 22, 2013

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This was first published on Huffington Post on February 21, 2013.

It’s not uncommon that people will ask me which black chefs I admire—that answer is easy. Patrick Clark, the venerated chef of New York’s Odeon and Tavern on the Green; Sylvia Woods, my Red Rooster neighbor who was and still is a part of this Harlem community for over 50 years; Edna Lewis, the South’s answer to Julia Child; and Leah Chase, my mentor and New Orleans great who inspires everything from Disney movies to Treme. I know I stand on these chef’s shoulders and I can continue their path to inspire and aspire young black chefs. Read More

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Marcus Featured in Swedish King Magazine

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | October 16, 2012

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Check out the six-page feature of Marcus in King Magazine, Sweden’s answer to GQ. For you non-Swedish speakers, Marcus waxes poetic on his love for New York, the recent openings of his two restaurants in Sweden, his appearance alongside Taylor Swift, Martha Stewart and Justin Bieber in the Macy’s commercial and President Obama. Read More

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Bon Appetit! California Meets France at Jardiniere

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 11, 2012

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Jardiniere dining room

James Beard award winner Traci Des Jardins’ Jardinière restaurant is one of San Francisco’s finest fusion dining experiences that marries quintessential Californian and French flavors; paying homage to Chef Des Jardins’ Mexican and Louisianian-French Acadian heritage. After dabbling with the top chefs in Europe, stopping over in Manhattan and finally returning to California to follow her culinary dream, she opened Jardiniere in 1997. 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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