Out with the Old, In with the New-stitutions

By Ashley Beck | January 14, 2013

Photo: Andi Fisher

My first visit to London was over the holidays, and it was nostalgic bliss. I could immediately feel the history amongst the cobbled streets, and ancient stone buildings (not to mention the grandeur of Buckingham Palace). On our last night we dined at Rules, a London institution that was established in 1798, and is the oldest restaurant in the city. From the food, to the décor, to the service, we felt like royalty. I could feel the history in each room… Edward, Prince of Wales being ruled by “cheese and chat” in the bar by Lily Langtry, while Charlie Chaplin and Charles Dickens entertain their guests with drinks, fine fare, and copious cups of tea. Despite the antiquity of it all, the drinks and food screamed fresh and flavorful, using only what was in season, as well as locally hunted and grown. Rules had an excitement to it with 200 years of history to back it up. Read More


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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A New Season at the Studio Museum Harlem

By Emelyn Rude | December 3, 2012

Studio Museum - perFOREmance

The Fall/Winter season is underway at the Studio Museum, and the Harlem landmark’s new exhibitions are most certainly not to be missed. Boldly greeting visitors as they enter the gallery space is Fore, the fourth in the Museum’s series highlighting emerging artists of African descent. Covering two floors, the exhibition features various captivating works, such as the vibrant and thought-provoking photographs of Brooklyn-based Narcissister, the gold-leaf embossed still-lifes of the West Coast artist Noah Davis, and the disconcertingly organic sculptures of New York’s Kevin Beasley. Read More


MOMA Gets Back to Basics with Common Senses

By Diana Tsuchida | November 27, 2012

MOMA Common Sense Exhibit

An innovative exhibit from the MOMA (now concluded) offered an interestingly pre-modern sense of art, communal play and sustainability, making it hard to tell if you were in Midtown Manhattan or a trendy Brooklyn basement art gallery. But what “Common Senses” strove for, and overwhelmingly succeeded in, was a reinvigoration of our senses through purely naturalistic ways. It was a call to simplify and retreat to the essentials of family, community and sustainable consumption. What’s more, they let people actually touch the stuff on display. Read More


Red Rooster for Hurricane Sandy Relief

By Jeannette Park | November 5, 2012

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As the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy comes to light, restaurants and businesses across New York (and the country) are doing everything they can to help those in need. Here at Red Rooster in Harlem, we know the resilience of our community and how much they appreciate when others reach out to us. As we prepare some long-term plans to help out businesses hardest hit, we have activated our Sandy Relief Menu, with 20% of proceeds going to City Harvest. Read More


As Sandy Exits, Stories from Harlem

By Jeannette Park | October 31, 2012

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Here’s Sandy by the numbers thus far, according to and

1.1 million – Number of NYC school children still at home
124 – Years since bad weather caused shutdown of the financial markets
13.88 feet – Highest storm surge, in New York
8.5 million – Power outages at peak
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Eid Mubarak!

By Laila Gohar | October 26, 2012

Eid al-Adha

Photo: Macloo

Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is a four-day holiday where Muslims come together to celebrate their faith by eating a lot of red meat. The holiday kicks off today and runs through Monday, October 29.

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Marcus Featured in Swedish King Magazine

By | October 16, 2012


Check out the six-page feature of Marcus in King Magazine, Sweden’s answer to GQ. For you non-Swedish speakers, Marcus waxes poetic on his love for New York, the recent openings of his two restaurants in Sweden, his appearance alongside Taylor Swift, Martha Stewart and Justin Bieber in the Macy’s commercial and President Obama. Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


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