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Holiday Party Food Safety Tips

By Tawnya Manion | December 23, 2013

Photo: USDAgov
Photo: USDAgov

Photo: USDAgov

The holiday season consists of numerous parties. Many where we’re called upon to make or take food to an event. Usually, people set out edibles on a buffet table, and people graze throughout the evening. However, when food is left out at room temperature for too long it starts to be a breading ground for bacteria, which could possibly cause illnesses. To ensure a safe and smooth holiday, practice these following tips to keeping the food at your celebrations innocuous.  Read More

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Ralph Lauren Polo Survival Guide: How to Cook

By Marcus Samuelsson | October 14, 2013

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Ralph Lauren How to Cook

When I opened Rooster, I took to Twitter to ask my fans how I should decorate the restaurant. Should I use vintage or new plates? Should I have live music in the space every night? Food I know, but opening a new restaurant in Harlem was a challenge and it was so great I could rely on people who knew a thing or two more about lighting fixtures to guide me through the process. Read More

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How to Make Edible Beauty Products

By Tawnya Manion | September 26, 2013

Photo: Manchester-Monkey

Did you know the same fresh, natural foods that you eat everyday can do wonders when applied to your skin? Fruits, vegetables, seeds, grains, and fats contain numerous vitamins, minerals, and essential oils that help keep your skin soft, smooth, even toned, and pimple free. Edible facial masks and body products are fun, easy to use, and much cheaper then department store brands, and Marcus is all about using leftovers, so why not use these ingredients in a totally different way? All you have to do is follow these simple tips and recipes to start to see the difference between store bought and homemade skin care. 

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat a Healthy Lunch

By Tawnya Manion | September 19, 2013

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Photo: Lau Rey

Photo: Lau Rey

When it comes to children eating school lunches, parents worry, that’s why Marcus makes it a priority to educate kids on what kind of foods are out there, how to cook them, and even more importantly, how fun they are to eat. When youngsters munch in the school cafeteria, this may be the first time they have ever been able to make their own choices about what to put on their plate, and though they don’t want to admit it, they are usually a little confused on what tastes good and will keep them full all afternoon.

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A Labor Day Seafood Boil at Red Rooster

By Christopher Stewart | August 29, 2013

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The countdown has began for the last few days of summer. While we dread the cold weather that awaits us, there are still a few warm days ahead and a few meals thats we can savor in the mean time. One of my favorite ways to wish summer a fair well and have a great Labor Day weekend, is with a seafood boil. A large pot heavily seasoned, full of the best that summer has to offer, including seafood, is a great way to close out the season. A seafood boil is also a great way to roll up your sleeves and have a good time with friends and family over a perfect meal. The Harlem Chowder for 2 at Red Rooster Harlem is a great way to also enjoy a end of summer seafood boil, without cooking. But how do you create a successful seafood boil? Here are a few tips for the perfect end of summer feast!  Read More

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How To Apply To Culinary School

By Christopher Stewart | August 28, 2013

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Culinary Students

Having been raised in Sweden, Marcus didn’t go to culinary school in the States. Instead his path to becoming a professional chef started in high school when he applied to a specialized school where students could learn to hone their craft in fashion, dance, singing, and of course, cooking. Instead of the rigors of a program like the French Culinary Institute or the Culinary Institute of America, Marcus chopped and sweated his way through vocational school then through the toughest kitchens in Europe. Read his whole story in “Yes, Chef”, his award-winning memoir.

Culinary arts has now become a major career choice for all ages. In a time when chefs and culinary professionals are the new age rock stars, the number of people enrolling in culinary arts schools has risen significantly in the past few years. The food industry is bustling and producing great chefs and food industry professionals alike, and now going to culinary school seems to be a great option. Like any other school you look to apply to, choosing the right culinary school is key to your success and you want to make sure that the school matches who you are and your needs and career goals. Read More

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How To Make Quick Jam

By Christopher Stewart | August 21, 2013

Photo: julochka
Photo: julochka

Photo: julochka

I always find that when I venture through the farmers market, I always seem to buy fruits and vegetables I wouldn’t ordinarily buy. The strawberries, the blueberries, and every piece of fruit in between always looks so amazingly fresh at the farmers market that I get home and have an abundance, and of course you never want this beautiful fruit to spoil. Spoiling is wishful thinking, and you need to think fast on how to savor this seasons farmers market harvest. This is where quick jam fits in perfectly. Making a quick jam solves so many wonderful problems and also uses up all of the fruit you so anxiously bought. Whether it be spooned on top of hot waffles or the tomato jam served with the corn bread at Red Rooster Harlem, jam can add a nice touch to a variety of things. Here are a few quick and easy tips for making quick jam at home.  Read More

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Want to Eat Better? Here’s How to Start

By Christopher Stewart | July 22, 2013

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Photo: cleber

Know the difference between Natural and Pasture Raised? Read on. (Photo: cleber)

With all of the amazing chefs, restaurants, food carts, and everything delicious in between, it’s hard to keep a complete healthy diet. Everyday, a new chef is born, a new meal is created, and a new dining option is widely available. It gets to be a bit much sometimes, keeping up with not only the Joneses, but also keeping up with everything the food world has to offer. Now more than ever, it’s important to not only know where our food source is coming from but to also know key factors when it comes to feeding ourselves and our families.  You always hear words like “grassfeed”  and “sustainability” but do we really know what any of these words mean? Here are a few key definitions to help you eat better. Read More

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