Happy Holidays from Ours to Yours

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 25, 2013



It was a very good year for us here at the Marcus Samuelsson Group, thanks in no small part to our Red Rooster family and all of our loyal guests. We worked hard and played hard and I hope you did too. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Holiday and a safe and delicious day. I’d love to know what goodies you cooked up for your family and friends feast, so feel free to share them with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @MarcusCooks.


A Very Merry Christmas At Red Rooster

By admin | December 23, 2011

Christmas at Red Rooster

The famous saying goes “at Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year,” and here at Red Rooster we intend to do just that. Come celebrate the most joyous holiday with us as we bring good tidings to Red Rooster Harlem. Join us for our special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations as we offer specially-prepared holiday prix fixe menus, buffets, and lots of holiday cheer! Read More


Food Focus: The Fruit Cake

By Saira Malhotra | December 22, 2011

Photo: California Bakery

With the holidays almost here, we call upon the presence of that one particular dessert that is pulled out only once a year- the fruit cake! Pardon me for calling this brown mound of fruits, alcohol and nuts, just a dessert. After all, it represents several hundred years of history that spans across the globe that has become the fruit cake as we know it today.

Some love it, and some can barely take a bite of it, but Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without its dense company and with a scarce consideration to your palate, the brown beauty is never given a miss. Read More


Exceptional Canned Holiday Fish

By mahir | December 21, 2010

During Christmas time in Sweden, guests often drop by in the evenings for a warm mug of glogg and a small snack. This could range from an open-faced sandwich to crisp gingersnap cookies. Read More


A Creole Holiday Tradition

By mahir | December 20, 2010

Reveillon Dinner and Turtle Soup

In the south, the French Creole had a holiday tradition of the Reveillon dinner.  After midnight Mass, the Reveillon dinner was served.  Though many traditions have faded, the author remembers her great Aunt’s memory of the featured dish, Daube Glace.  She described a “good filet of beef, or during lean years an eye of the round, braised in red wine and spices, but still medium-rare, with lots of thinly sliced carrots, parsley, and green onion with natural jus with a touch of vinegar reduced and chilled into an aspic.” Read More


Vegetarian Friendly Christmas

By mahir | December 20, 2010


Meatless Monday with Katie
The Meatless Monday movement is about improving personal health and the health of our planet by reducing meat consumption.  If you cut out meat on Mondays, you will eat 15 percent less meat every week, resulting in better health for you and the planet.

This holiday season, in support of the Meatless Monday movement, I propose cutting out the meat for one course at your Christmas dinner in addition to dessert. Read More


Exquisite Christmas Desserts

By mahir | December 13, 2010

Growing up in Sweden, the traditional end to our Julbord, or Christmas Feast, was rice pudding, ginger cookies, and St. Lucia buns.  The rice pudding, risgrynsgrot, and folklore says that whoever gets the peeled almond inside will be married the following year.  It’s traditions that make me love the holidays, whether its the quirky, wedding almond, or the procession of the Lucias on St. Lucia Day. Read More


Vegetarian Christmas Dishes from Around the World

By mahir | December 13, 2010


Meatless Monday with Katie Cizewski

When it comes to the Christmas meal, there are two camps: tradition-lovers and those like me to whom the Christmas meal looks a little stale.  If you’re thinking of starting a new tradition this year for your Christmas meal and don’t know how to finesse the yuletide feast into an impressive, family-convincing meal, I have compiled a vegetarian menu full of traditional Christmas dishes from around the world to help you. Read More

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The Perfect Swedish Christmas Table

By Mahir Hossein | December 10, 2010

Christmas Table

In Sweden, Christmas entails a long celebration, from the beginning of December all the way through the middle of January. The days are very short, because it is so far north, so light is scarce. It’s no wonder that the traditions and food that we celebrate with are so important. Read More


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