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Yes, Chef Corn Pancakes with Chili-Covered Gravlax

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 20, 2012

Gravlax

Gravlax

Gravlax is the quintessential Swedish food and the pairing of a Southwestern flair of chili and corn pancakes creates a playful combination of flavors. This recipe represents what Yes, Chef is all about–diversifying and fusing culinary traditions.

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Beef Sukiyaki

By Diana Tsuchida | July 18, 2012

Japanese hot pot: Sukiyaki

Japanese hot pot: Sukiyaki

This beef sukiyaki is best served family style with everyone helping to cook and serve themselves. The variations on the dish are endless and can be tailored to fit your tastes and needs. Substitute brown for white rice, add cellophane noodles for added texture or even make it vegetarian friendly.

Photo courtesy of Cyclonebill

Frasca Frico Caldo Recipe

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 16, 2012

Frasca's Frico Caldo

Frasca’s Frico Caldo

In Colorado, the mountainous and rustic landscape summon another creatively delicious dinner demo led by Marcus and housed by the elegant Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder. These special Italian potato cakes from Frasca are one of the restaurant’s staples, having never left the menu since their doors opened nearly eight years ago. Read More

Yes, Chef Salsify Soup with Marinated Mushrooms

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 12, 2012

Salsify Soup

In the kitchen, sometimes the most unexpected ingredients yield the most flavorful results. In this Yes, Chef inspired recipe, the Asian-marinated mushrooms accentuate the Mediterranean root vegetable known as salsify. Toss in coriander and cumin with coconut milk and the dish is instantly elevated to a hearty and tasty meal. Finishing off with a spoonful of marinated mushrooms is the perfect ending to this aromatic bowl of salsify soup.

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Marion Cunningham’s Raised Waffles Recipe

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 12, 2012

Waffles with Maple Syrup and Butter


These delectable waffles have been eaten—and adored—by culinary icons like James Beard, MFK Fisher, and Ruth Reichl. Marion Cunningham, cookbook author and home cooking advocate first found the recipe once revising the Fannie Farmer Cookbook in the 1970s, and they’ve been loved by foodies ever since. No strange add-ins or toppings: just classic, crispy, fluffy waffles. So heat up your iron! If you aren’t a sit down breakfast person,  you’re about to become one. Read more about her legacy in our tribute to her- Head of the Table: Remembering Marion Cunningham.

Photo: TheCulinaryGeek

Jardiniere Warm Bread Salad Recipe

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 11, 2012

Warm artichoke and bread salad

Warm artichoke and bread salad

One of Jardiniere’s signature and diners’ all-time favorite menu offerings is this simple and rustically elegant warm bread salad dish that you can easily try at home. Bring a taste of California comfort to your table with this mixture of artichokes, arugula and sourdough bread.

Read more about this creatively elegant San Francisco restaurant: Bon Appetit! California Meets France at Jardiniere.

Yes, Chef Fish Tostadas

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 10, 2012

Tuna tostadas

Tostada

This easy to assemble and beautifully garnished fish tostada recipe comes inspired from Marcus’ memoir, in which his childhood years spent living next to the ocean resulted in memories filled with fresh seafood. A convenient tapas favorite like a tostada is festive party plate, especially with a kick of Mexican flavor. The tuna tostada here gets a modern twist from some pickled shallots and creamy texture with avocado garnish, all in convenient bite-sized portions.

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Meatless Monday: Pesto Potato Salad with Green Beans

By Joanne Bruno | July 9, 2012

Pesto potato salad

Pesto potato salad

Potato salads are a quintessential summer side but the mayonnaise-heavy mixtures are a thing of the past that leaves guests feeling indulgently guilty as opposed to satisfied. This classic spud is definitely due for an upgrade, which takes form in this delightfully colorful pesto potato salad with green beans.

Pine nuts and scallions

The fresh flavors of basil, green beans, scallions and potatoes will elicit compliments to last you these long, balmy nights.

Pesto

Son of a Gun Lobster Rolls

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 9, 2012

Lobster Roll

Lobster Roll

A good lobster roll is hard to find but the more satisfying one is the kind you make yourself. Topped with crispy and seasoned fried potatoes, this recipe comes special from the innovative palette pleasers of Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo from Son of a Gun in Los Angeles. Read more about their creative restaurant ventures here: Kitchen Takeover: Animal House.

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Chicken Milanese

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 6, 2012

Chicken Milanese

Chicken Milanese

This classic Italian dish is simple to do and is the perfect and most versatile partner to any number of sides–spaghetti, ravioli, summer salads or angel hair pasta. Pick your favorite and dine al fresco like you were in Europe.

Photos courtesy of Dalboz17

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