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Scenes from a “Yes, Chef” Summer

By Marcus Samuelsson | September 5, 2012

Yes, Chef Summer Collage

As I settle back into my routine here in Harlem, I am still in awe of all the people I met and the experiences I had while on the road promoting, “Yes, Chef”. While I expected it to be exciting and full of adventure, I never expected it to be as exhausting and as fulfilling as it was. From revisiting with old chef friends to meeting young up-and-coming stars in the industry, I can only say a big “Thank You” to all the people who made each city a unique memory for me. For the next couple of days I want to recap some of the highs and lows of the “Yes, Chef” tour. Read More


Happy 100th Birthday, Julia!

By Marcus Samuelsson | August 15, 2012

Photo: kalavinka

Photo: kalavinka

When I was cooking at Aquavit, Julia would come in occasionally. No matter how many times I met her, I was always nervous when she sat down in my dining room. On this one visit, Julia beckoned me over to her seat, and pointed at the dish she was eating and declared, “This sauce has butter in it.” Read More


Honoring Leah Chase

By Marcus Samuelsson | April 20, 2012

Pouring Oysters

Due to my schedule I won’t be able to be in New Orleans on Monday night, but if I was you better believe I’d be at the New Orleans Museum of Art Gala honoring Leah Chase. What can I say about Leah Chase? First and foremost, I consider her a great mentor and her contributions to the New Orleans community is beyond admirable.

Monday night’s gala will unveil an exhibition of paintings by artist Gustave Blanche III, intimate moments he captured of Leah stirring at the stove, greeting restaurant guests, even ordering supplies. For those who know this legendary woman, it’s a fitting tribute to someone who has put so much love and passion into sharing her food. The gala will also inaugurate the Leah Chase Art Purchase Fund for the acquisition of artworks by African American artists for the museum’s permanent collection. And if that wasn’t enough? Ms. Chase is also catering the event.  Read More


Chefs That Inspire Me

By mahir | March 17, 2011

One of the amazing things about being a chef is being part of a larger community. These chefs are five of the many I look up to, and who inspire me to be a better chef. 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


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