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First Fruits of the Harvest: Seven Recipes for Kwaanza

By Emelyn Rude | December 21, 2012

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December 26th of this year will mark the 46th annual annual celebration of Kwaanza, the African-American holiday observed by an estimated 18 million people each year across the United States. Created in 1966 by Black Studies professor Dr. Maulana “Ron” Karenga, the holiday was intended to both honor the values of ancient African cultures and also inspire African Americans who were working towards progress. Deriving its name from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” meaning “first fruits of the harvest,” the holiday is a week long celebration of the Seven Principles and Symbols, as well as of a whole lot of good food. Read More

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Marcus Samuelsson LIVE from the New York Public Library

By Emelyn Rude | December 11, 2012

Marcus, Paul at the NYPL

Photo: Jori Klein/The New York Public Library

“My first language wasn’t English, it wasn’t Swedish, it was cooking,” explained Marcus Samuelsson to a crowd of over 250 at the New York Public Library last night. In conversation with the NYPL’s director of programs Paul Holdengräber, Marcus detailed how much of his life and success can be attributed simply to his passion for in the kitchen.

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A New Season at the Studio Museum Harlem

By Emelyn Rude | December 3, 2012

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The Fall/Winter season is underway at the Studio Museum, and the Harlem landmark’s new exhibitions are most certainly not to be missed. Boldly greeting visitors as they enter the gallery space is Fore, the fourth in the Museum’s series highlighting emerging artists of African descent. Covering two floors, the exhibition features various captivating works, such as the vibrant and thought-provoking photographs of Brooklyn-based Narcissister, the gold-leaf embossed still-lifes of the West Coast artist Noah Davis, and the disconcertingly organic sculptures of New York’s Kevin Beasley. Read More

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Eat like a President: Favorite Foods of our Commanders in Chief

By Emelyn Rude | November 9, 2012

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With all the hubbub and rhetoric of the election, its easy to forget that Presidents are people too. And like all powerful people, they eat. In celebration of Barack Obama’s continuation as P.O.T.U.S., we thought we’d share some Presidential favorites, those comfort foods past and present Commanders in Chief always reached for when the weight of the free world was on their shoulders. Read More

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Eat Like a President: Recipes Prepared for President Barack Obama

By Emelyn Rude | November 6, 2012

Photo: Anthony Baker

Happy election day! Over the course of the past term, Chef Samuelsson has had the tremendous opportunity to prepare important meals for President Obama and his family, such as at his first State Dinner or at a DNC fundraiser held at the Chef’s restaurant Red Rooster in Harlem. Though not for the faint of heart in the kitchen, these recipes will certainly get you in the mood for the good ‘ol democratic process. So eat like a President as we all vote to decide upon the next one. Read More

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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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