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Chasing Flavors

New York African Restaurant Week

By Christopher Stewart | October 17, 2013

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African, Restaurant Week, Red Rooster Harlem, recipes

Culture and food go hand in hand, and it has always played a major role in the way people eat. Food brings people together and once cultures cross, more and more people want to know and learn about, not only the food, but the people and things that make the food special. New York City is the home of diversity and it’s only natural to want to embrace culture and food when here. Everyday when you enter the doors of Red Rooster Harlem, you never know what cultures you will find. One day you maybe having lunch next to a born and bred New Yorker, and when you come back for dinner you may dine next to someone from Australia. This is whats so great about culture, you learn something everyday. Read More


Angelique Kidjo Article

By mahir | November 5, 2010

I sat down with singer Angelique Kidjo to discuss cooking and food recently at the Red Rooster.  I love her passion and spirit.  She brings her vibrant energy to her music and to her position as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.  Her songs are so beautiful, and the rhythm you hear in her music also translates to her presence in kitchen.  I loved this recent Edible Brooklyn interview with Angelique.  She has been cooking since she was 8 years old in Benin.  She even brings a special paste back to her Brooklyn home to cook her favorite African foods.

As the spokesman for the UNICEF TAP initiative, I love that Angelique cares and understands how precious water is.  She said, “One problem that is gonna hit us hard is that we are gonna come to a shortage of water. Will we share this natural resource? We have to find long-term solutions not only profitable for one group of people, but for the whole. That’s the only way we can achieve peace.”  She is a role model for us all!

Angelique Kidjo to perform at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, November 11th with special guests Youssou N’Dour, Dianne Reeves and Omara Portuondo. Tickets available at 212-247-7800 or at

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