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Happy Holidays from Ours to Yours

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 25, 2013

Photo: instagram.com/donnickolson
Photo: instagram.com/donnickolson

Photo: instagram.com/donnickolson

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.

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RECIPE ROUNDUP: Six Great Holiday Hors D’oeuvres and Cocktails Pairings

By Heeseung Kim | December 16, 2013


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‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry, and we’re here to help. Here are recipes for drinks hot and cold, along with bites to complement them perfectly. Impress your friends with these great hors d’oeuvre and cocktail pairings, and we promise merriness will naturally follow.

WARM AND COMFORTING
EAT: Bacon-Lingonberry Gougeres
DRINK: Glogg

SWEET AND SPICY
EAT: Jalapeno Cornbread
DRINK: Spiked Hot Chocolate

EARTHY AND ROBUST
EAT: Mushroom and Fontina Crostini
DRINK: Mulled Cider

HEARTY AND BOLD
EAT: Korean Short Ribs
DRINK: Persimmon Smash

LIGHT AND CRISP
EAT: Tuna Tartare with Potato Pancakes
DRINK: The Thymely Dalmatian

RICH AND LUXE
EAT: Chocolate Bourbon Truffles
DRINK: The Red Rooster Mistletoe

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RECIPE ROUNDUP: How to Host Your Own St Lucia Day Feast

By Heeseung Kim | December 13, 2013

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St Lucia Day is celebrated on December 13, once believed to be the longest night of the year. The saintly Lucia, whose name means “light”, makes a season of darkness warm and bright. On the morning of St Lucia’s feast day, communities all over Sweden host processions led by a young girl wearing a white dress, a crimson sash, and crown of candles—she is that year’s Lucia. She and other children sing carols, and hand out lussekatt (saffron buns), pepparkakor (ginger cookies), and coffee for breakfast.

St Lucia Day falls on a Friday this year. Prolong the holiday and host a St Lucia Day brunch! Here are some great recipes inspired by St Lucia Day, so you can have your own St Lucia Day feast.

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Friday Try-day: Everyone’s a Little Bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

By Ashley Beck | March 15, 2013

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My brother’s birthday just so happens to also be St. Patrick’s Day. There isn’t a year that goes by where his cakes, parties, and gifts, are always green, Irish themed, and more often than not, a little out of hand. Despite my family obligation to celebrate this day every year, it seems to be that many people, Irish or not, birthday or not, take the opportunity to dress in green, eat pub fare, drink Guinness or whiskey or both, and celebrate the opportunity to really, well, celebrate. When it comes down to it, everyone seems to be a little bit Irish when March 17th rolls around. Read More

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Food and Fireworks for the Fourth

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 2, 2012

Buffalo Blue Mini-Burgers

Whether you’re one of the lucky ones to have this entire week off or working hard through the holiday, make sure to indulge in the wonders of a firework display while eating some fantastic food. Whether you’re vegetarian or using the holiday to get into some serious slabs of ribs, celebrating Independence Day calls for delicious dip-friendly appetizers, grilling, and refreshing sides. Check out these summer-inspired recipes guaranteed to be a hit with any culinary crowd: Read More

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Everyone’s Favorite Jewish Dish: Matzo Ball Soup

By admin | March 30, 2012

Photo: devlyn

Photo: devlyn

By: Michael Engle

Exactly one week from now, Jews all over the world will be observing Passover (Pesach, in Hebrew, as well as in universal Jewish common vernacular) with the first of two seders.  Technically, by that time, all Jewish homes should be completely ridden of chametz, or leavened bread products.  During Passover, five common and normally-kosher grains: wheat, barley, rye, oat, and spelt, temporarily become forbidden in all forms, except for Kosher for Passover matzo.  In addition, beans and legumes are widely avoided, as per Eastern European tradition.  This is why certain high-fructose corn syrup-dependent products, such as Coca-Cola and Fox’s U-bet chocolate syrup, make special batches with refined sugar, in order to maintain sales during Passover.  (Because of this seasonal change, certain food purists and enthusiasts, whether Jewish or gentile, buy these items in bulk during Passover.)

The most iconic Passover staple, matzo ball soup, is now in a class of its own.  No longer a week-long phenomenon, it is enjoyed year-round.  In fact, it is a very simple dish: all you have to do is make matzo balls, place them in a bowl with kosher chicken stock, and serve it!  Even spare dill sprigs or celery or carrot chunks can be considered superfluous.  Read More

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Tips to Detox Your Liver after the Holidays

By admin | January 9, 2012

Photo: Erik Forsbe

Photo: Erik Forsbe

By: Michele Wolfson

As a personal chef, it’s this time of year that I get a bunch of frantic phone calls on advice about how to detox after holiday indulgences. All of the excessive eating, heavy partying, and sleep deprived nights have caught up to most of us and that holiday bulge is a nuisance that has to be eliminated from the waistline as quickly as possible.

Many of us take our livers for granted, but did you know that the liver is a filter for the body and needs to be purged of toxins to stay healthy and function optimally? The liver is the largest and most complex organ in the body and it cleans and filters our blood 24 hours a day.

A stressed, toxic liver can lead to many health problems, also including weight issues and cardiovascular & degenerative diseases. Read More

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