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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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Super Bowl XLVII Party at Ginny’s

By Mac Malikowski | January 30, 2013

Photo: RMTip21

Photo: RMTip21

On February 3rd, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are kicking off just in time for dinner, at 6:30pm. The only questions bigger than “Which Bay are you backing?” is “Where are we watching it?” or “What are we cooking?” We’ve got sibling coaches manning opposing, bay city teams from two coasts, neither of which has ever lost a Super Bowl game. Original Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis plays his final game, the 49ers are the designated home team, and it’s going down in Louisiana. Read More

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Thelma Golden In Conversation with Glenn Lowry

By Jeannette Park | January 17, 2013

Photo: Courtesy of MOMA

Photo: Courtesy of MoMA

 

Guests of Rooster know Thelma as our dear friend and our patron of the arts, and we’re so excited for her conversation with MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry on February 7th.

Topics discussed will include their take on how our galleries and institutions capture artistic communities and history, held in conjunction with MoMA PS1′s exhibition Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980, which will be on display through March 11.

If you haven’t gotten a chance to see the exhibit yet, it’s worth checking out to see this examination of a pioneering group of African-American artists whose individual as well as collaborative talent with other artists helped shape a large part of Southern California’s art scene today. As well as viewing at least 140 works by over 30 artists, this exhibit also examines the increasing political, social and economic power of African Americans throughout the U.S.

For more information and tickets, click here.

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Stamp Out Hunger: A Conversation On Food, Security, Seasonality

By Tawnya Manion | January 16, 2013

Photo: Jeannette Park

Photo: Jeannette Park

Recently, I attended a panel discussion at the Natural History Museum between Marcus, Dr. Molly Jahn of the University of Madison, and activist and author Dr. Raj Patel on the topic of how climate, politics, and economics effect our food systems, and how we will feed the people on this planet in the future. According to Jahn, “There is more than one answer to why we experience famine and food insecurity around the globe.”  However, it is clear that it is not a lack of food that is the problem, but a insufficient infrastructure that leaves millions of people malnourished.

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Our Global Kitchen: Marcus Speaking on AMNH Panel

By Jeannette Park | January 8, 2013

Marcus on WNBC


On Thursday, January 10th, Marcus will be speaking on a panel at the American Museum of Natural History on the topic “How to Feed a Growing Planet.” Joining author Raj Patel (Stuffed and Starved) and geneticist Molly Jahn, the trio (moderated by NBC Chief Science and Health Correspondent Robert Bazell) will speak on the issues of food security vs. hunger, highlight the breakthroughs and perils of cutting-edge technology in the food space, and how what we eat affects the planet. Read More

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Glad Lucia Dag! Happy St. Lucia Day

By Patrice Johnson | December 13, 2012

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Glad Lucia Dag! On December 13 we celebrate St. Lucia Day with saffron buns. Although Advent begins prior to St. Lucia Day, Lucia is a tangible kick off to the coming holiday season. At dawn on December 13, traditional Swedish families awake to the procession of St. Lucia complete with songs and children dressed as St. Lucia and her court. Lucia, the martyred Saint of Light, provides light during the dark season, and saffron buns are the traditional breakfast served with hot coffee and other baked goods. Read More

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Tis’ the Season for Snacking: Best Eats of the Holiday Markets

By Diana Tsuchida | December 12, 2012

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You’re braving the cold, maneuvering through the crowd and shopping for someone other than yourself (allegedly). The very least you can do is treat yourself to a little indulgence to keep your pace up amidst the holiday fever. From sweet snacks to comforting bowls of soup and crispy Italian rice balls, it’s no easy feat to narrow your culinary choices down at the three big holiday markets in Union Square, Bryant Park and Columbus Circle. But who said you can’t try them all? Though there are many, here’s a roundup of my favorite eats at the UrbanSpace markets. Read More

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Marcus Samuelsson LIVE from the New York Public Library

By Emelyn Rude | December 11, 2012

Marcus, Paul at the NYPL

Photo: Jori Klein/The New York Public Library

“My first language wasn’t English, it wasn’t Swedish, it was cooking,” explained Marcus Samuelsson to a crowd of over 250 at the New York Public Library last night. In conversation with the NYPL’s director of programs Paul Holdengräber, Marcus detailed how much of his life and success can be attributed simply to his passion for in the kitchen.

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Don’t Miss “Our Global Kitchen” at the American Museum of Natural History

By Tawnya Manion | November 29, 2012

Photo: Tawnya Manion

The American Museum of Natural History hosts a zealous banquet of a show, offering delicious tidbits about food agriculture, history, cooking, and how different cultures experience their foods and meals. The exhibition, “Our Global Kitchen”, takes the visitor on a journey through the past and future. You can explore what a typical dinner Livia Drusilla, wife of Emperor Augustus in ancient Rome, would have eaten, or visualize the future of urban farming which exists in a cylinder building with inclinations full of different crops. The showcase of cultural fares and food systems is too diverse to portray a particular message, but the educational experience about an event we partake in daily resonates deep.

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