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NYPL: Marcus in Conversation with Paul Holdengräber

By | November 1, 2012


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Marcus Samuelsson was only three years old when he, his mother, and his sister—all battling tuberculosis—walked seventy-five miles to a hospital in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Adaba. Tragically, his mother succumbed to the disease shortly after she arrived, but Marcus and his sister recovered, and one year later they were welcomed into a loving middle-class family in Göteborg, Sweden. It was there that his new grandmother Helga sparked in him a lifelong passion for food and cooking with her pan-fried herring, her freshly baked bread, and signature roast chicken. From that stage of his early life, there was little question what Marcus was going to become when he grew up.

Yes, Chef chronicles Marcus Samuelsson’s remarkable journey from Helga’s humble kitchen to some of his experiences at the most demanding and competitive restaurants in Switzerland and France.

TimesTalks with Marcus Samuelsson

By | September 25, 2012


New York Times National editor Sam Sifton will sit down with Marcus Samuelsson to discuss his unique journey as a chef. From being orphaned in Ethiopia to learning about cooking from his Swedish grandmother; from the kitchens of Europe to that of Aquavit, where he earned three stars from the New York Times at the age of twenty four; from winning Top Chef Masters to spearheading President Obama’s first State dinner, Marcus’s story is one of diversity and adversity, all laid out in his new book, “Yes, Chef.”  Tickets to this event are $35 and can be purchased here.

Red Rooster Hosts Hedy Goldsmith

By Red Rooster | September 18, 2012

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Marcus Samuelsson hosts Pastry Chef Hedy Goldsmith at Red Rooster for a dinner to celebrate the release of her upcoming cookbook “Baking Out Loud

“Baking Out Loud” shows how talent, and fond memories can take something familiar and add a creative twist. “My whole life has influenced the desserts that I make, and those early salty-sweet memories and big flavors still shape my palate.” In her new book she transforms All-American treats like Twinkies and popcorn into sweet and tangy “Red Velvet Twinks” and “Popcorn and Peanut Bark”. Hedy’s style shows the home cook how to create new, exciting and easy-to-make treats out of old favorites.

Red Rooster is hosting a dinner on Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30pm and we want you to be there. You’re invited to experience the special menu that feature’s Hedy Goldsmith’s favorite desserts from “Baking Out Loud”.

The 3-course tasting menu is $95 ($125 with wine pairings) and the price includes tax, gratuity and a signed copy of Hedy’s book. Come join us for a culinary journey with a sweet and salty ending as we celebrate “Baking Out Loud” with Hedy Goldsmith, Marcus Samuelsson and the Red Rooster team.

Buy tickets online here


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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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