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White House Easter Egg Roll

By admin | April 10, 2012

White House Easter Egg Roll

Yesterday morning I found myself walking from my hotel down to the White House. I decided to walk the short distance because it was a time to spend with my thoughts, and I wanted to take in the moment. I was in D.C. for the White House Easter Egg Roll, invited to do a cooking demo with the Obamas and 30,000 invited guests.

The White House never ceases to amaze me. Although I’d been there many times before, most memorably when I was invited to join Executive Chef Christeta Comerford for the State Dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, I still get chills when I see this historical landmark. I love the process of going through security and showing my passport to receive my credentials. Ask the people who were in line to greet the President-Julianne Moore, Forest Whitaker, numerous sports greats and celebrities-they were as giddy as the children there to meet the Easter Bunny. Read More

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What Are the Presidential Candidates Eating?

By admin | March 22, 2012

Photo: jmtimages

Photo: jmtimages

By: Michael Engle

Campaigning for the United States presidency can be a daunting challenge.  The New York Times‘ Ashley Parker recently reported this commonly-known fact: constant exposure to media spotlight can result in significant lifestyle changes.  Republican hopeful Mitt Romney recently experienced this harsh reality, for he lamented that he would not have his traditional birthday dinner, as prepared by his wife Ann.  Because “the show must go on,” his beloved “meatloaf cakes” will be served belatedly.

The campaign trail can allow ample opportunities to commit a foodie faux-pas, like John Kerry’s famous cheesesteak with Swiss cheese.  (Then-President George W. Bush made a more favorable impression upon the Philly crowd by ordering a “Whiz-wit.”) While there haven’t been any food faux-pas as of yet, it’s clear that politicians eat certain local foods to try to relate with the public of that particular area. But have you ever wondered what are they eating when they’re not trying to impress the general public?

Just because one of them is about to be (or stay) President of the Free World doesn’t mean that they have to give up their favorite foods. So what do the current presidential candidates love to eat? Read More

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Happy Birthday Mr. President!

By admin | August 2, 2011

President Obama's birthday

As you all know, this Thursday, August 4th will be President Barack Obama’s 50th birthday. With that in mind, I personally wanted to wish President Obama a very “Happy Birthday!” Although we’re still not quite sure how the President of the Free World will celebrate his milestone birthday, I do have a few suggestions on what would be a great birthday dinner for this celebration. Read More

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Dessert With President Barack Obama

By Admin | April 13, 2011

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Check out what we cooked as the dessert for President Barack Obama and his friends at the Red Rooster Harlem in our video series of Dinner with President Obama. If you’re dying to try it out, follow along with our recipe. You can have a presidential dinner at your own home with your own family and friends! Read More

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Main Course With President Barack Obama

By mahir | April 12, 2011

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Check out what we cooked as the main course for President Barack Obama and his friends at the Red Rooster Harlem in our video series of Dinner with President Obama. If you’re dying to try it out, follow along with our recipe. You can have a presidential dinner at your own home with your own family and friends! Read More

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Dinner with President Barack Obama

By mahir | April 11, 2011

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President Barack Obama was at Red Rooster Harlem for a DNC fundraiser dinner last week and we were incredibly honored and thrilled to host this historic event and have him as our distinguished guest.

Check out what we served as the first entree for President Obama and his friends at Red Rooster Harlem in our video series of Dinner with President Barack Obama. Read More

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MARCUS POP FOOD: The President Comes to Harlem

By mahir | March 31, 2011

Obama Menu. Photo. Monika Sziladi

Obama Menu. Photo. Monika Sziladi

By Marcus Samuelsson

Tuesday was a historic day for the team and me. I’ve always known the role teamwork plays in the running of a restaurant and there was no better display of this combined effort than watching the elements come together for such a major day. Read More

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