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Illustration on How to Test for Doneness of Meat

Marcus’s Tip: How to Test Your Meat and Steak

By Marcus Samuelsson | November 8, 2012

Being lucky enough to have a decent sized patio attached to my apartment, I love to grill steaks whenever I can. While some home cooks like to rely on a meat thermometer to ensure they get their cut just right, I just use the best tool I have around–my hand. Check out the illustration above Read More

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Health & Wellness

Green Tea Shown to Improve Memory

By Tawnya Manion | September 19, 2012

Green tea possesses a plethora of health benefits including a potential to fight cancer, lower your risk for heart disease, increase the metabolism, and decrease the possibility of developing diabetes or dementia. According to a new study published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, green tea may also improve memory and spacial awareness.

Food Stories

It’s Tea Time Somewhere: A Look Into Tea Cultures

By Emma Laperruque | July 5, 2012

According to Chinese legend, Emperor Chen-nung invented tea in 2374 BC–by accident. One summer day, he decided to relax beneath a shrub tree and place a bowl of boiling water beside him. Soon after, a soft breeze blew a few shrub leaves into the bowl, where they began to steep. After smelling the delicate aroma, Read More


Ambessa Tea Now Available

By mahir | June 16, 2012

While I was writing about my cultural, culinary and personal experiences in Yes, Chef, I was embarking on yet another journey by cultivating a new line of specialty tea blends called AMBESSA. AMBESSA, which is Ethiopian (or Amharic) for ‘lion’, not only represents strength, pride and independence to the people of Ethiopia, it also represents my voyages around the world and the life journey we all take everyday. I take great pride in sharing this piece of my story with you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Iced Tea, Part II

By admin | April 30, 2012

By: Cyndi Amaya Now that you know how to make the perfect iced tea, why not spice it up a bit? While sweet tea is the most popular among those looking to cool down during these warm months ahead, there are endless flavor combinations you can come up with to change up the usual. Here are Read More

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The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Iced Tea, Part I

By admin | April 26, 2012

By: Cyndi Amaya With the warm weather approaching, many of us flock to our all-time favorite cold beverage- iced tea! But with all the sugar-laden powders and bottled iced teas out there, the iced tea we all know and love has turned into the latest unhealthy soft drink. If you read the label of these so-called Read More

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Street Food Focus: Bubble Tea

By Jeannette | March 16, 2012

By: Justin Chan I’m always in Chinatown during the weekends (if you didn’t figure out from my last street food post), only because I have an addiction to playing basketball at Columbus Park, which is located at the corner of Mosco and Mulberry Streets. To get there, I’m forced to navigate through the tons of tourists Read More

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Teaching Kenyan Children How To Soar: A Look at Flying Kites

By admin | March 14, 2012

By: Melaina Gasbarrino Flying Kites is a unique initiative that emphasizes the fact that Third World Kenyan children do matter. Many moons ago, the founders of Flying Kites volunteered at orphanages in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. With a set-up that ‘wasn’t effective’ and was a shameful way to treat children, Leila de Bruyne, Toby Storie-Pugh Read More

Tuna steaks and new potato salad

Seared Tuna Steaks with New Potato Salad Recipe

By Laura Ratliff and Ryan Smith | February 15, 2012

By: Laura Ratliff and Ryan Smith Among the myriad of bad programming on Netflix’s Instant Watch, Ryan has discovered a cute English cooking show that we actually enjoy watching. Jamie Oliver’s “Oliver’s Twist” is a little silly-especially the theme song-but it’s fun watching Oliver (a really talented chef who pushes to improve unhealthy diets and 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. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


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