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Q&A: Moriah Cowles, Orchard Steel Knives

By Christopher Stewart | July 25, 2013

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When you use something repetitively everyday, after a while you seldom seem to wonder who made it. For chefs and home cooks alike, a great knife means everything. The durability of the blade, the weight of the handle in your hand as you are slicing and dicing away, and the sharpness are major factors when handling a knife. You want a knife to best fit you, and Moriah Cowles, of Orchard Steel does just that. I had the pleasure of being introduced to Moriah recently and chat about her love for being a blade smith and creating the perfect balanced knife. Read More

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Q&A with Chef Sylva Senat

By Christopher Stewart | April 9, 2013

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You never know where you will end up in life and who you will meet along the way. This stands true for Chef Sylva Senat, who worked with Marcus at Aquavit. With lots of guidance and determination, Chef Senat explains how Marcus was a influential part in his success today, and what an honor it is to be a chef. Read More

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Meet the Staff: Ijenela Ifill

By Christopher Stewart | March 26, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Ijenela Ifill

Name? My name is Ijenela Ifill, I was born and raised in Guyana, South America. I have been living and working in New York City for over seven years.

Position at Red Rooster, Harlem? I am a barista at Red Rooster Harlem, making beautiful cappuccinos, lattes, and hot chocolates, both dark and white.

Favorite thing to eat at Rooster? I’m vegetarian mostly vegan, so my favorite thing to eat at Red Rooster are the mac-n-greens, the truffle fries and the market green salad. Read More

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Q&A: Chef Alfred Green

By Christopher Stewart | February 28, 2013

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As the food industry continues to push out amazing chefs, and Black History month comes to a close, we must not forget the chefs that came before us. I am lucky enough to have a chef of my own to celebrate with. Alfred Green is a retired chef, that has worked in numerous highly praised hotels through out New York City. I sat down with Chef Green, to talk with him about the industry, what he thinks of the evolution of cooking, and what he thinks about the new school of chefs in the industry right now. I was lucky and also privileged  to get this interview, since Chef Alfred Green happens to be my grandfather.
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Profile: Arva Rice, President & CEO of New York Urban League

By Kendall Kish | February 13, 2013

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The New York Urban League’s 46th Annual Frederick Douglass Awards Dinner

We had the privilege of talking to Arva Rice, President and CEO of the New York Urban League, about her accomplishments and inspirations as a leader in a community-driven, historical organization. NYUL is a non-profit organization deeply rooted in New York to surmount educational and economic obstacles for African Americans and other underserved communities. Read More

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Catching up with Efva Attling

By Fanny Sturen | November 13, 2012

Efva Attling

Efva Attling

 Jewelry designer Efva Attling talks about her rejection from Abba, clubbing in the Meatpacking District in the 70′s, and how important your hairdresser can be.

Name: Efva Attling
Most of us know her because: She has her own jewelry brand with stores and retailers all over the world, EfvaAttling.com.
Lives: Alphabet City, New York and Södermalm, Stockholm.

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Foods for Success: What Should You Eat Before The Interview?

By Marcus Samuelsson | October 9, 2012

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When I was looking for apprenticeships following culinary school, I remember being frustrated by the ups-and-downs of the job market, being devastated by a rejection then instantly rejuvinated by a new lead. Anyone who has ever been on the job search has experienced this roller coaster, and also knows that if they are fortunate enough to get an interview, everything has to be perfect. While people go about this in different ways, perfecting their resumes, religiously rehearsing their answers to typical interview questions, choosing their outfits days in advance, too often they overlook the importance of the right food in the interview process. Read More

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Hamptons Hospitality: Chef James Carpenter of The Living Room

By Diana Tsuchida | August 13, 2012

James Carpenter of Maidstone

James Carpenter of Maidstone

Sitting down with Chef James Carpenter is a delightful mid-morning interlude before what is sure to be a sweltering afternoon ahead. He treats me to a glimpse (metaphorically, unfortunately) of his enviable gig at the  boutique hotel c/o Maidstone in East Hampton where he plays executive chef at The Living Room, a restaurant flush with Scandanavian flair in architecture, decor and food. 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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