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“Yes, Chef” Nominated U.S. Winner for Gourmand World Cookbook Award

By Ashley Beck | December 4, 2012

Yes, Chef

We are delighted to announce that Marcus has been nominated as the United States winner of the category, Best Food Literature Book, for “Yes, Chef” in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012. He will now be considered for the Gourmand Best in the World competition in the same category, which will be announced on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the 17th annual awards ceremony, held this year in Paris at Le Carrousel du Louvre. Those attending the event will also be invited to partake in the festivities planned for the Paris Cookbook Fair, which will convene this year from February 22nd-24th. Read More


The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook and an Interview with Co-Author Brent Ridge

By admin | October 11, 2011

Josh and Brent

By: Cyndi Amaya

For Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, their philosophy varies a bit from others'; “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. [For us,] when life gives you goat’s milk, you make soaps and cheese.”  As two city dwellers who bought a vacant farm in upstate New York, this new philosophy came into play quick, shortly after adopting 60 homeless goats from a ‘down-on-his-luck’ farmer. With the task of making their newly-purchased farm sustainable, their lives and writing soon turned to helping others achieve their dreams of living a simpler life. Josh and Brent’s new cookbook The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Recipe Cookbook features exactly those tips and recipes for simpler, comfort food cooking.

I caught up with co-author of the new cookbook, Brent Ridge and asked him a few questions about the book, their story, and Here’s what he shared with us… Read More


El Bulli: Documenting the Legacy

By admin | July 27, 2011

Photo: VCrown

Photo: VCrown


If you’re a foodie or just into restaurants or cooking, you’ve probably heard of the culinary mastermind Ferran Adria  and his highly acclaimed restaurant El Bulli in Spain. After opening in 1964, the restaurant grew in popularity and acclaim, Read More


Part 2 – Interview with Nach Waxman, Owner of Kitchen Arts and Letters

By admin | July 8, 2011

Kitchen Arts and Letters is located at 1435 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Kitchen Arts and Letters is located at 1435 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Last week we shared the history of Kitchen Arts and Letters, and the experience of the store’s founder and owner, Nach Waxman.  This week we hear about the customers at Kitchen Arts and Letters. Along with the variety and depth of books carried, the customers are the soul of the bookstore according to Waxman. Check out part 2 of his interview, plus advice for anyone who wants to write a cookbook! Read More


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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. strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


Streetbird Rotisserie
Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger