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Home is Where the Cook Is: Brooklyn Supper

By Ashley Bode | January 6, 2014

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One of the best things about cooking is that anyone can do it. You don’t have to be a celebrity, a trained chef or a stay-at-home mom to understand the time, energy and dedication it takes to make delicious food.  Food has recently become a huge part of our pop-culture and with it the emergence of food blogs. One such blogger is Elizabeth Stark from Brooklyn Supper, who focuses on recipes that are both simple and seasonal. We caught up with Elizabeth and asked her about her life with food. Read More

Q & AWho To Know

Q&A: Moriah Cowles, Orchard Steel Knives

By Christopher Stewart | July 25, 2013

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When you use something repetitively everyday, after a while you seldom seem to wonder who made it. For chefs and home cooks alike, a great knife means everything. The durability of the blade, the weight of the handle in your hand as you are slicing and dicing away, and the sharpness are major factors when handling a knife. You want a knife to best fit you, and Moriah Cowles, of Orchard Steel does just that. I had the pleasure of being introduced to Moriah recently and chat about her love for being a blade smith and creating the perfect balanced knife. Read More

Food StoriesWhat To Eat And Drink

The Good Eats at Smorgasburg: Jack’s Chedbred

By Diana Tsuchida | May 31, 2013

cornbread, jack's chedbred, smorgasburg, jack sorock

cornbread, jack's chedbred, smorgasburg, jack sorock

How does a Midwestern jazz pianist turned lawyer then cornbread baker find himself selling the Southern staple at Brooklyn’s most competitive flea market? Ask Chedbred founder Jack Sorock and he isn’t quite sure himself, but he can trace the fixation back to a bed and breakfast spot in Colorado called the Baldpate Inn where his family vacationed every summer. The culinary cornerstone of each visit was a rich, indulgent cornbread that nearly bordered on dessert and though Sorock sees this as the recipe to beat, he’d rather not try. It touts two cans of creamed corn with twice as much fat, sugar and cheddar cheese as his own recipe. But sheer determination and countless tastings led to a recipe that tastes unmistakably close to the same nostalgic blend of textures without needing a triple bypass. Read More

RestaurantsWhere To Go

Colonie: Bruijkleen for Brunch

By Ashley Beck | May 17, 2013

Ramps two ways with crispy pork belly and heirloom grits
Brunch service at Colonie, Bruijkleen

Brunch service at Colonie, Bruijkleen

Named in honor of the Dutch who first came to Bruijkleen (Brooklyn), Colonie is a pioneer for the new food frontier in the Brooklyn Heights food scene. Since their opening in 2011, Colonie has been dishing out fresh, local ingredients in simple yet exquisite ways. Not to mention the décor, which when done by Public and Double Crown vets, Tamer Hamawi, Emelie Kihlstrom and Elise Rosenberg, you know it’s nothing short of perfection–from the rustic wood planked ceilings and living wall all the way down to the multi-purpose menu placemats. Read More

RestaurantsWhere To Go

Le Comptoir, Williamsburg

By Mac Malikowski | May 8, 2013

Le Comptoir, Brooklyn

Le Comptoir is the well-priced, neighborhood French Bistro of your dreams.  The menu is concise and petit for a bistro, but not for lack of expertise however, because there isn’t a bad item on it. From the fluffed and decadent Gnocchi and Cheese, to the fresh mixed green and fennel salad (a major and flavorful portion for $7) to a classic beef burger and steak tartar, Le Comptoir provides traditional and affordable (I can’t stress this enough) French food with a few twists to keep you on your toes. Read More

Food Stories

Urban Farming: Brooklyn Grange Documentary

By Joseph Hernandez | September 25, 2012

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The Brooklyn Grange, located in Queens, New York has long been known as the largest soil rooftop farm in the world. Serving as a CSA and providing produce to restaurants throughout the city, the farm is a roaring success after just two years. However back in May, the bustling urban farm continued its plans for expansion by signing a 20 year lease on a 65,000-square-foot rooftop at the once defunct Brooklyn Navy Yards. Read More

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Little Known Bed-Stuy Eats

By Nicole Lewis | May 24, 2012

Photo: Chris Kreussling

Photo: Chris Kreussling

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant is perhaps best known for being the birthplace of famous rappers like Jay-Z, The Notorious BIG, and Mos Def (now known as Yasiin Bey). But, Bed-Stuy’s contributions to African American and pop culture go even deeper than simply giving birth to hip-hop giants.

The historic neighborhood is home to the first free African American community, is the birthplace of many prolific African American poets, serves as the backdrop to many of Spike Lee’s movies, and was the breeding ground for Civil Rights victories in the late 1960’s.  Bed-Stuy’s little known history is often obscured by its tough reputation for which the phrase coined in the 90’s “Bed-Stuy, Do or Die” speaks to its rugged way of life.  While the hype has kept many would-be tourists at bay it hasn’t diminished the cultural and artistic significance of the neighborhood.

As the neighborhood tastes continue to shift under the influence and interests of its new residents, Bed-Stuy will soon be able to claim another important cultural achievement: home to an amazing culinary sceneDescription: http://stg.marcuspopfood.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gifSadly, Bed-Stuy doesn’t ever make the list for neighborhoods to visit for neighborhood to go to get your foodie fix; and that’s where we come in! Here we shed light to a few artisan purveyors, ethnic eats, and date spots located in Bed-Stuy that deserve recognition Read More

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Join Marcus at Extra Mooga this Sunday

By Marcus Samuelsson | May 14, 2012

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Springtime in New York has at last managed to coax food lovers and enthusiasts outdoors and the Great GoogaMooga promises to be the mother of all food fests. Forget what you know about street fairs–the first (and hopefully annual) Great GoogaMooga is set to transform Brooklyn’s Prospect Park into an amusement park of food, drink and music.

Executed by the boys behind Bonnaroo and inspired by world-renowned chefs that make up the Guru Council like Tom Colicchio, Christina Tosi, The Frank brothers (Castronovo and Falcinelli), and Garrett Oliver among many others, GoogaMooga collides the worlds of food vendors, brewers, wine makers and musicians to celebrate the joy of communal eating and sharing creative spins on culinary trends.  Read More

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“Sweet Dreams” Are Made of This

By Jeannette | April 9, 2012

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By: Allana Mortell

Ice cream is a welcome relief on a hot summer day but for one village in Rwanda, it’s a way to survive.

Four years ago Jennie Dundas, co-owner of Brooklyn’s Blue Marble Ice Cream shop met Rwandan drummer and playwright Odile Gakire Katese at a Sundance Institute workshop. After some discussion about the 1994 genocide that killed nearly 800,000 people in Rwanda, Dundas took it upon herself to help make Katese’s wishes come true. Katese (or Kiki, for short) thought opening an ice cream parlor in Butere would boost spirits and create some economic growth in the city located in the South Province of Rwanda.

Thus Inzozi Nziza (“Sweet Dreams”) was born.

Together with Eric Demby, co-founder of Brooklyn Flea, Dundas and business partner Alexis Miesen raised more than $80,000 to help Kiki start the pilot initiative that provides a safe haven where the people living in Butere can come and enjoy Blue Marble Ice Cream. Read More

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By Marcus Samuelsson

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About The Team

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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