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Fundraiser for C-CAP’s 25th Anniversary

By Becca Cory | July 1, 2015

Help me raise $25K for CCAP's 25th Anniversary!

Help me raise $25K for CCAP's 25th Anniversary!

I took the first step in my career by training at a local culinary school in Sweden, and while I’ve come a long way since then, I’ll never forget how I got started… That’s why I’m so proud to be involved with Careers Through Culinary Arts Program. C-CAPmakes an enormous impact on the lives of at-risk students by helping them build careers in the culinary industry. In honor of its 25th anniversary, I want to raise $25,000 to help them continue the great work. We’ve already raised over $11,000 for this amazing organization, so let’s raise another $14,000!

When you give to C-CAP, I give back to you! The person who raises the most for this great cause will get an amazing trip for two to Bermuda, including airfare, a 3-night stay at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, and dinner at my new restaurant,Marcus’! You can also support this great cause by making a donation. For $25 you’ll get access to an exclusive cooking video, for $50 you’ll also get a signed copy of my new young-adult book, Make It Messy, for $100 you’ll also get a signed copy of myMarcus Off Duty cookbook, and for $200 you’ll also get an Ambessa Tea gift set. Plus, this fundraiser will be timed with the release of a new round of my “How-To” cooking videos! The ideas for these videos were all user generated, so make sure to check out my YouTube and Facebook pages, starting today, as they roll out.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support, and to those who have already donated, in helping these dedicated youths realize their dreams.


Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Fundraiser

By Marcus Samuelsson | February 20, 2015

Your Favorite Cooking Videos

Your Favorite Cooking Videos

I first began my career as a chef at a local culinary school in Sweden. I’ve come a long way since then, but I will never forget how I got started…that’s why I’m so proud to be involved with Careers Through Culinary Arts. The program hugely impacts the lives of underserved teenagers by helping them build careers in the culinary industry through education and career opportunities. In honor of the its 25th anniversary I want to raise $25,000 to help C-CAP continue this great work!

By making a donation you’ll not only be supporting a great cause – you’ll also be getting a chance to learn some new cooking skills yourself! Soon, I’ll be whipping up a fresh batch of how-to videos, so donate what you can – even if it’s just a dollar! – and leave your video suggestion in the comment field. If I pick your idea, I’ll give you a shoutout in the video! Now’s your chance to ask me how to slice, dice, flip, fry, finish or season …

If you’re feeling extra generous, donate $50+ and I’ll send you a secret recipe that’s not in any of my cookbooks. For the first 20 people who donate $150, you’ll also get a signed Marcus Off Duty cookbook – and I’ll even tell you which dish I think you should cook first. And, for those who really want to splurge on this very worthy cause…if you are the first person to donate $5,000 I will personally host a private game night with delicious food and drinks for you and nine friends at The Coop in my new restaurant, Streetbird Rotisserie. By the way, I’m really good at foosball so come prepared.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and for helping to support these dedicated youths realize their dreams.

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Want to Eat Better? Here’s How to Start

By Christopher Stewart | July 22, 2013

Photo: cleber
Photo: cleber

Know the difference between Natural and Pasture Raised? Read on. (Photo: cleber)

With all of the amazing chefs, restaurants, food carts, and everything delicious in between, it’s hard to keep a complete healthy diet. Everyday, a new chef is born, a new meal is created, and a new dining option is widely available. It gets to be a bit much sometimes, keeping up with not only the Joneses, but also keeping up with everything the food world has to offer. Now more than ever, it’s important to not only know where our food source is coming from but to also know key factors when it comes to feeding ourselves and our families.  You always hear words like “grassfeed”  and “sustainability” but do we really know what any of these words mean? Here are a few key definitions to help you eat better. Read More

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How To Poach an Egg, Brunch Edition

By Christopher Stewart | May 17, 2013

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Photo by Kyle

I think we can all agree that the best part of brunch is the classic Eggs Benedict and the wonderfully poached egg that sits atop your brunch entree. A perfectly poached egg with a sultry and creamy bright yellow yolk is the biggest reason to get out of bed on the weekends, (besides Mimosas). A poached egg can also be a great accompaniment for lunch and dinner including being placed on top of salads, veggies, pasta, and fried rice. Master the perfect poached egg in your home with these quick and easy steps. Read More

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How to Cook a Steak

By Christopher Stewart | May 16, 2013

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Photo by Mike

Everyone loves comfort food and also classic comfort foods. When you think of something that makes you happy, a warm smile should come over your face. And typically for me, a perfectly cooked steak brings on a smile. Whether your preferred cooking method is searing, broiling or grilling, a perfectly cooked steak is always the centerpiece of the table.  Read More

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How to Fry an Egg

By Christopher Stewart | May 14, 2013

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Photo by Nadir H.

Sometimes the simplest thing to do can also be the hardest. I know I’m not the only one who has suffered many mornings with broken yolks, wiggling whites, and brown chewy bites for breakfast. Yes, I’m talking eggs. A fried egg is a one of life’s great minimal treasures and if done correctly can be added to any breakfast or sit atop any other delectable dish including sandwiches and pasta. These 3 easy steps will perfect your fried egg just in time for tomorrow’s breakfast.  Read More

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How to Make Risotto

By Christopher Stewart | May 10, 2013

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Photo: C. Hubs

Risotto is one of those dishes that bring amazing thoughts to mind. Risotto feels like luxury in a bowl, and each time a restaurant has risotto on the menu, I want to know all about it. Risotto is actually very flexible and works well with a lot of different flavors and combinations. Restaurants incorporate mushrooms, herbs, cheeses and  a lot of other delicacies into risotto and it’s hard not to  love every minute of it. Making risotto at home, may seem scary for some but it’s actually quite easy.  Follow these tips to creating the perfect risotto for dinner this week.  Read More

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How to Perfectly Pan Sear Fish

By Christopher Stewart | May 9, 2013

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Photo: Susan H.

Have you ever had a crispy seared piece of fish at your favorite restaurant, tried to replicate it at home and your fish not only didn’t get crispy, it stuck to the skillet, and flaked apart? Yea, same here. Pan searing is a classic cooking technique in restaurants and its a great way to enjoy a crispy crust and a lightly cooked piece of fish. The freshness and flavor of the fish shine through using this cooking technique and we have narrowed down 3 key steps to making the perfect sear at home.  Read More

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How to Frost a Cake

By Christopher Stewart | May 8, 2013

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Photo: Olga M.

I have a major sweet tooth, especially when it comes to cake and cakes with rich and super creamy frosting. I’m not sure what’s better, a slice of  moist fluffy cake or the thick layers of decadent frosting. Picture perfect cakes are a pleasure to look at in bakery windows everywhere and even better when you can eat them. Cake decorators all over each have a different technique for frosting the perfect cake, just like chefs have their techniques for slicing super thin vegetables. When baking and frosting cakes at home, unfortunately a cake decorator isn’t next to you guiding and directing your swirls of creamy frosting (until now). Frosting in hand you are wondering how they do it, perfectly every time with every cake.  Make your cake the centerpiece of your next birthday or event with these helpful tips on how to frost a cake.  Read More

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How to Make Fresh Pasta

By Christopher Stewart | May 7, 2013

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Photo: Svacher

When time is of the essence, making anything from scratch can be difficult. You don’t want to mess up but you want to make a delicious meal. Pasta is quick and easy and very versatile when it comes to adding flavors and ingredients. From something subtle like sliced garlic and olive oil to something classic like Bolognese sauce, pasta can withstand lots of different flavors. It’s easy to reach for boxed pasta, but making fresh pasta at home is much more rewarding. I strongly believe that once you have freshly made pasta, you will never go back to eating boxed pasta again. But what do you do when you don’t have a pasta machine at home? Easy! Break out the flour, eggs and homemade  sauce and  follow these 3 steps to making fresh pasta at home without a pasta machine.  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. 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