So, whilst I like to be healthy most of the time, there is always room for a little sugar in my life. In my opinion, if you regularly deny yourself something (in this case sugar) you’ll end up craving it even more than you would normally. Therefore, I follow the mantra of ‘a little now and again’ and that seems to keep any major sugar cravings at bay. Read More
One of the things I love most about mint is how vastly different fresh mint is from processed mint flavors. Sometimes with watermelon, the fake flavor resembles the real one very closely, but it’s very difficult to capture the complexity and brightness of fresh mint in, say, a stick of Double mint (more like no mint) gum. And the benefits of fresh mint certainly outweigh those of the processed kind-peppermint is one of the most healing herbs around. Read More
I have a new best friend. She’s small, blonde and lives on my kitchen counter. Yes friends, last weekend I became the proud owner of a yellow KitchenAid stand mixer, and I couldn’t be more excited. My first thought was to run to the kitchen to bake bread, croissants and cakes (with no hands!)…but before I got carried away I thought I should introduce my new best friend to my other best friend: bacon. Read More
Keeping with the simple and easy theme, here is another fast recipe that literally takes about 5 minutes to make. This rich, chocolaty shake tastes absolutely sinful but without the guilt!
As you know, I’m all about meals that are satisfying, delicious, healthy and FAST!! This decadent chocolate shake is no different. Read More
My new favorite neighborhood spot is an unassuming jazz club that from the outside looks like it’s in a state of only marginal operation. I never would have thought twice about it if a friend hadn’t played there the other night, but the minute I walked in, I was enchanted by the music, the unexpected smell of gourmet pizza, and the fancy old-school cocktails offerings. Read More
One of the reasons I love Flour Bakery + Cafe in Boston, MA so much is because Pastry Chef and owner Joanne Chang takes on so many childhood classics. Whether it’s as simple as mastering the best chocolate chip cookie, or something more complex, yet just as homey, as a granola bar, the remaking of childhood treats resonates the nostalgic baker in me. Read More
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