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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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Maysles Institute Benefit Dinner at Marcus’s House

By Jeannette Park | November 15, 2012

Maysles Benefit Dinner

Albert Maysles and Iris Apfel share secrets over dinner. (Photo: Jeannette Park)

For those in attendance at the Maysles Institute benefit dinner, the mood was festive. The crowd included the entire Maysles clan (except Auralice who had just flown in from India), Kate and Andy Spade, the incomparable Iris Apfel awash in rich fall reds and yellows donning a flame red orange mohair bag, and an intimate handful of the institute’s top donors and benefactors. Read More

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Things to Do this Weekend in Harlem

By Marcus Samuelsson | October 24, 2012

Millions Trees Event Poster

I’m in Sweden this week otherwise I’d be stopping by these two East Harlem events to support my community. First is the Harvest Festival at La Marqueta and the second is a great initiative from the New York Restoration Project. Stop by the Urban Garden Center where they’ll be giving away 100 trees, first come, first served. Read the posters above and below. For more information, visit www.eastharlemharvestfestival.com and www.nyrp.org/milliontreesnyc

 

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Children’s Storefront and Maxime Bilet: Learning about Modernist Cooking

By Joseph Hernandez | October 15, 2012

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Maxime Bilet explains modernist cooking to the students from Children’s Storefront.


Last week, Marcus Samuelsson hosted Chef Maxime Bilet, co-author of Modernist Cuisine, at Ginny’s Supper Club, along with 20 students from Children’s Storefront in Harlem. A non-profit, tuition-free school committed to providing students from preschool to eighth grade a diverse and empowering education, Children’s Storefront brought a mix of seventh and eighth grade students to learn about the restaurant industry from Marcus, and easy, modern cooking techniques from Maxime. Marcus gave the students a behind the scenes look of Red Rooster, and even a short primer on restaurant etiquette. For the rest of the afternoon, Maxime put on a demo marrying science and food. Read More

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Experiences at the International Chef’s Congress

By Marcus Samuelsson | October 15, 2012

Photo: Joseph Hernandez

Photo: Joseph Hernandez

I recently had the pleasure of attending StarChefs.com’s 7th Annual International Chef’s Congress, whose theme this year was “Origins and Frontiers.” Besides getting to meet some amazing talent in the food industry, I also got to sit on a panel with some great minds: Chefs John Besh and Sat Bains (of Besh Restaurant Group and Restaurant Sat Bains, respectively) and Richard Grausman, founder of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP). The panel was titled “Opening Restaurants for Change,” and upon sitting down, moderator and managing editor of StarChefs.com Will Blunt had us dive right in. Read More

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