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From Huffington Post: Diversity, Determination and Dedication in the Kitchen

By Marcus Samuelsson | February 22, 2013

Marcus James Beard

This was first published on Huffington Post on February 21, 2013.

It’s not uncommon that people will ask me which black chefs I admire—that answer is easy. Patrick Clark, the venerated chef of New York’s Odeon and Tavern on the Green; Sylvia Woods, my Red Rooster neighbor who was and still is a part of this Harlem community for over 50 years; Edna Lewis, the South’s answer to Julia Child; and Leah Chase, my mentor and New Orleans great who inspires everything from Disney movies to Treme. I know I stand on these chef’s shoulders and I can continue their path to inspire and aspire young black chefs. Read More

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From HuffPo: Chickpeas, the Other White Bean

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 18, 2012

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Photo: Laura Ratliff and Ryan Smith

For those of you who read MarcusSamuelsson.com or follow me on Facebook and Twitter, you know that I post a Meatless Monday recipe at the beginning of every week. But what you may not know is that Meatless Monday isn’t just a clever hashtag — it’s a nonprofit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health. Read More

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From HuffPo: 10 Recipes, 10 Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

By Marcus Samuelsson | November 16, 2012

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This article was originally published on November 14th in the Huffington Post.

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday — it’s a day that’s American to the core and it’s a day that’s all about what and how we eat.

I learned from my grandmother, who grew up in devastating war times, how important it is to keep with tradition and celebrate the holidays during tough times. Hurricane Sandy showed us that more than anything. Residents in the New York area witnessed the kind of impact one act of nature can have, and now more than ever we need to keep tradition to lift our spirits. It’s also the time to offer whatever you can to friends, neighbors or anyone who could benefit from even the smallest gesture of kindness. Read More

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My Adoption Story on Huffington Post

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 2, 2012

Marcus and Linda, Goteborg 1974

Marcus and Linda, Goteborg 1974

I wrote a story about my adoption in last week’s Huffington Post and I just wanted to thank everyone who made thoughtful comments and interesting observations. I especially enjoyed the adoption stories you shared with me and I encourage you to continue the conversation here on my site, or you can Tweet me or Facebook (@MarcusCooks). In case you didn’t catch it on HuffPo, I’ve reposted the article here, so let me know your thoughts! Read More

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The Oasis with AOL and Huffington Post

By admin | October 6, 2011

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Sunday was another great day for me during the New York Wine and Food Festival, as I got to participate in another cooking demonstration for parents and children at AOL and Huffington Post’s “Oasis”. Located at the Dream Hotel Downtown lied a place to escape from the fast pace of the Festival and grab a massage or replenish with fresh cut fruits and juices, granola and honey parfaits and exotic tea beverages. The space hosted a series of relaxing events and healthy cooking demos.  I featured my popular Avocado and Banana Smoothie and a Peanut Hummus. Read More

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Changes for Shrimp Fishing Regulations in Maine

By admin | August 16, 2011

Photo: IllinoisHorseSoldier

Photo: IllinoisHorseSoldier

It looks like there could be some changes coming for Maine’s shrimping industry. According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, strains on the area’s shrimp fisheries over the last few years are causing regulators to consider new rules to limit shrimp fishing in Maine. Read More

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