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Another Raucous Halloween at Ginny’s

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | November 1, 2013

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If you ever think you know what’s going to happen at a Halloween party, you’ve never been to a Halloween party at Ginny’s. For our Third Annual Ginny’s Halloween Party, our favorite guests and ghouls went all out to showcase some of the most unusual costumes that were entered into the Best Costume contest. True to trends, there were a couple of Miley’s, two throwback Avatars, a too-close-to-the-real-thing Frank “Ponch” Poncherello, a post-enhanced Alex Rodriguez, an excellent Dorothy and Wicked Witch of the West, and an ever angelic Angel. And that was just at the front door.  Read More

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First Lady Visits the Studio Museum

By Marcus Samuelsson | September 26, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Michelle Obama
Photo Courtesy of Michelle Obama

Photo Courtesy of Michelle Obama

On behalf of our entire team at Red Rooster, I would like to thank First Lady Michelle Obama for asking us to be part of the Luncheon on the occasion of the 68th United Nations General Assembly. Even though I personally was unable to attend, it was an honor to have our team welcome the First Lady and her guests to The Studio Museum and share with them the food, the art and the neighborhood that I call home. Read More

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VIDEO: Marcus Talks Food & Community with Rohan Anderson

By Jeannette Park | July 2, 2013

apolis speaking series
marcus at Apolis

Photo: Ken Tisuthiwongse, dot&cross

In L.A. to promote “Yes, Chef”, Marcus joined Australian forager, farmer and author of “Whole Larder Love” Rohan Anderson for a evening of cocktails and conversation at Apolis: Common Gallery. A lifestyle boutique with an eye towards global advocacy, Apolis was started by brothers Raan and Shea Parton who encourage social change by promoting local sourcing and manufacturing. What a fitting place for Marcus, Rohan and moderator Elvis Mitchell of KCRW radio to speak on how their profession impacts community for Apolis’ inaugural speaking series.

Check out the video below and click here for more photos from the night.

Film: Food and Community, Apolis: Common Gallery from Apolis on Vimeo.

Film: dot&cross
Editor: Nate Gray
Music: Kevin Matley

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Photos: Cooking at the Aspen Ideas Festival

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 1, 2013

Lamb kitfo hors d'oeuvres

 

I was invited to cook the “Meal of a Lifetime” for the Booz Allen Hamilton dinner at the Aspen Ideas Festival, a solid week devoted to gathering some of the greatest minds across the world and listening to them discuss topics related to the economy, energy, citizenship, design, innovation and so much more. Fresh off my trip to Aspen for the Food & Wine Festival, I was happy to be back in town. Although I was only there for less than 24 hours, I was thrilled to meet the great people who came out to the dinner and share a little taste of Red Rooster in Colorado. Here’s what we served: Read More

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Glad Midsommar!

By Patrice Johnson | June 21, 2013

Traditional floral wreaths are a must for Midsommar.
midsommar, midsummer, floral wreaths

Traditional floral wreaths are a must for Midsommar.

Midsummer, John the Baptist Day, summer solstice. Whatever you call it, it’s here. This weekend will beckon some of us to celebrate like Swedes and dance around maypoles, don floral head wreaths, and sing songs about small frogs. We’ll feast on herring and gravlax, rye crispbread, dilled potatoes, and Swedish meatballs. We’ll toast “Skol!” with shots of aquavit. But what’s even better than the aquavit is traditional Strawberry Cream Cake (recipe here), a celebration of the berries just as they peak. If you join the revelers this year, be sure to find a spot near the maypole and bring your dancing sandals. For those of you not familiar with maypole hijinks, the only thing you really need to know in advance is that in Sweden frogs say “Kou ack ack ack,” and pigs say, “Å nöff nöff nöff.” Here’s a song that’s sung during Midsummer (feel free to sing it to your own tune): Read More

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Filming A Moveable Feast for PBS

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 11, 2013

PBS Moveable Feast

PBS Moveable FeastMonday afternoon, Barbuto Chef Jonathan Waxman and Australian Chef Pete Evans joined Marcus in the Red Rooster kitchen to cook five courses for friends and family—a meal that will become an episode of new show Moveable Feast. In the kitchen, cameramen weaved around hushed spectators as they tried to capture every moment on film. Jonathan and Marcus traded off on dishes, all the while sharing their tips and cracking jokes. Among the plates, Marcus fried his signature yardbird and Jonathan seared beautiful lamb chops served with kale salad. Read More

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Scenes from a Memorable Weekend

By Marcus Samuelsson | June 10, 2013

Princess Madeleine Wedding

What a way to wrap up the weekend.

While Maya and I hightailed it to Sweden to attend Princess Madeleine’s wedding (to Chris O’Neill), here in New York our Rooster family joined in on the annual Sundae Sermon featuring our house DJ Stormin’ Norman. If you haven’t heard of Sundae Sermon (or want to attend the next one), its mission is to support the spirit and strengthen the Harlem community by promoting healthy living, and environmental and educational development with parents and their children. With such beautiful weather we had on Sunday, it was nice to see the images of people coming out with their families to enjoy each other’s company amidst some great music. Read More

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“Yes, Chef” Paperback Launch with Converse

By Jeannette Park | May 29, 2013

Yes, Chef Party
Yes, Chef Party

Yeah, he’s having a good time.

Fresh off wins for an IACP and James Beard Award, we took “Yes, Chef” to another part of town to properly fête the book’s paperback release. Having had a very successful and proper tour coast-to-coast and overseas for the hardcover last July, this time was all about the B-Sides of the book, a grittier, edgier look at the untold stories from the memoir and a peek into Marcus’s other loves aside from cooking: art, music, fashion, culture and lifestyle. For this intrepid mission, we headed to the big bad lands of Willliamsburg, Brooklyn. Read More

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