Glad Midsommar!

By Patrice Johnson | June 21, 2013

Traditional floral wreaths are a must for Midsommar.
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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


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


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

EventsYes Chef

“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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Health Challenge to Promote Self-Esteem and Confidence in Girls

By Justine Ma | April 17, 2013

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Last year I was walking around Union Square Park in my sports bra… and I wasn’t alone. Together, we were 200 shirtless men and women supporting The S.E.A.K. Foundation’s Annual Sports Bra Challenge—an event that promotes confidence, boosts self-esteem, and funds year-round programming to support young teens who struggle with various social issues, including but not limited to, bullying and obesity. Read More

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Yes, Chef Charity Event at Macy’s

By Christopher Stewart | March 19, 2013

Macy's Cooking Class

Macy’s Herald Square sure is delicious. Marcus Samuelsson recently headed to the De Gustibus cooking school located inside of Macy’s on the 8th floor for an evening of cooking, laughter, and a great cause. Marcus: Yes, Chef: Charity Event  was an evening of demonstration class and tasting, showcasing Marcus’s journey through life and food in Sweden, Ethiopia and the hustle and bustle of New York City. De Gustibus recreational cooking school, founded in 1980, hosts demonstrations by the most superior international chefs and wine experts, and Marcus is no stranger to superior food. Read More


Early Spring at Gagosian Gallery

By Mac Malikowski | March 6, 2013


Awesome book exhibition at Gagosian Gallery featuring iconic pop artist Ed Ruscha. The exhibition, which includes over 100 pieces, created by other artists in direct response to Ruscha’s “Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations”, is sure to be beautiful, interactive and varied. Read More


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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Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger