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What’s Your Soul Food Remix?

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 9, 2013

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Korean ban chan at Plaza Market

Korean ban chan at Plaza Market

For the last four years, I’ve been able to travel throughout the country, meeting people and hearing their personal stories, and sharing my own. I’ve witnessed the history of artisan food in Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market, the artistic sensibility of Austin restauranteurs, and the budding food scene in Oakland, California. I’ve met with chefs, readers, fans, and cooks who all celebrate food and culture in their own ways, and want to share what they’re doing.

What’s become clear is that food is a lifeblood to all communities, and it’s been how I’ve been able to connect with everyone across cultures. Making and enjoying food is practicing our culture with family and friends, but it’s communicating it with everyone . Like great music, great food doesn’t have barriers between people. Read More

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VIDEO: Marcus Talks Food & Community with Rohan Anderson

By Jeannette Park | July 2, 2013

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Photo: Ken Tisuthiwongse, dot&cross

In L.A. to promote “Yes, Chef”, Marcus joined Australian forager, farmer and author of “Whole Larder Love” Rohan Anderson for a evening of cocktails and conversation at Apolis: Common Gallery. A lifestyle boutique with an eye towards global advocacy, Apolis was started by brothers Raan and Shea Parton who encourage social change by promoting local sourcing and manufacturing. What a fitting place for Marcus, Rohan and moderator Elvis Mitchell of KCRW radio to speak on how their profession impacts community for Apolis’ inaugural speaking series.

Check out the video below and click here for more photos from the night.

Film: Food and Community, Apolis: Common Gallery from Apolis on Vimeo.

Film: dot&cross
Editor: Nate Gray
Music: Kevin Matley

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“Yes, Chef” Paperback Launch with Converse

By Jeannette Park | May 29, 2013

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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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Is Your Child the Next Great Chef?

By Marcus Samuelsson | May 22, 2013

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Mario Batali, Cooking, Child, Kid

Don’t worry, I’m not trying to put pressure on you! I’m a firm believer that people find their own passions. In fact, my mother would be the first to say that being a chef was the last occupation she would’ve ever pushed me towards for the simple fact that she has never enjoyed cooking. But she also was very encouraging when it became clear that I loved being in the kitchen, even if it meant that I spent more time in her mother’s kitchen than in ours.  Read More

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“Yes, Chef” Wins James Beard and IACP Awards

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | May 12, 2013

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Congratulations to Marcus for “Yes, Chef” being honored in the Literary Writing category at the James Beard and International Association of Culinary Professionals awards. “In the great tradition of Harlem storytellers, I’m very happy the book got recognized by these amazing institutions. Beyond humbled and honored.”

If you still haven’t picked up a copy, the paperback edition of “Yes, Chef” will be available for sale at retail outlets, online and at our Nook starting on May 21st.

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“Yes, Chef” Wins James Beard Award

By Jeannette Park | May 6, 2013

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Table 35 Rulez (ask Adam, Peter, Nilou, Evyn, Maya, Marcus, Veronica, and Andy)

Friday night brought out the culinary media’s best and brightest for the James Beard Foundation New Media Awards. Held at Gotham Hall, the crowd was a teaser to the A-list chefs in attendance at Monday’s James Beard Foundation Awards Gala. Martha Stewart sat at a table not far away from the likes of Andrew Zimmern (Congrats, AZ!), Thomas Keller, David Chang, Kevin Gillespie, Tom Douglas, and Hugh Acheson. Read More

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VIDEO: “Yes, Chef” B-Sides on Harlem Style

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | April 9, 2013

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Having lived in Harlem for over 10 years, I’ve seen the changes that have descended upon this neighborhood. Stores have gone up, and Lenox Lounge has come down. Restaurants have been pushed out and boutiques have thrived. Where there are complaints of gentrification, there’s a fierce  attitude to hold on to the history. But always and forever, Harlem is always about style. Check out the latest video for “Yes, Chef” B-Sides, taped at Harlem Haberdashery.  Read More

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Announcing…

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | April 1, 2013

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…the launch of “Yes, Chef“ in paperback on May 21st!

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With recognition and nominations from the James Beard Foundation Book Awards for Best Writing and Literature 2013 and the International Association of Culinary Professionals in the Literary Food Writing Category, we on the staff of MarcusSamuelsson.com couldn’t be prouder of our Chef and boss.

Book tour dates and events coming soon, and you can pre-order your paperback copy of “Yes, Chef now.

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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. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More

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