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Food for Thought

By The Numbers: Soft Beverages

By Mac Malikowski | May 31, 2013

Marcus Palmer

Egg cream, Arnold Palmer, Shirley Temple, hot chocolate, ginger tea, peanut milk, lemonade, switchel… The list goes on. While soft beverages, that is to say, non-alcoholic beverages, reign as indispensable staples of civilizations around the world, they do seem to lack the glamour and consideration bestowed on their boozy cousins. Read More

Travel

Wanderlust: Midsummer in Sweden

By Mac Malikowski | May 15, 2013

Midsummer_Sweden

The summer solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet’s semi-axis in a given hemisphere is most inclined towards the star that it orbits…and if you haven’t brushed up on your astronomy recently, it’s also means it’s time to party. Midsummer is a celebration based on the summer solstice. In Sweden specifically, Midsummer is take place on the third weekend of June with the main festivities taking place on the Friday of that weekend (this year is looking like June 21st). Read More

NewsTravel

Abba Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

By Mac Malikowski | May 10, 2013

ABBA
ABBA

Photo: WikiCommons

This past week, the Abba Museum opened in Stockholm, Sweden to hundreds of fans ready to relive the unique saga of the native pop group. (Too bad Marcus, a lifelong fan, wasn’t around for the unveiling.) The museum, in collaboration with the Music Hall of Fame, boasts unparalleled memorabilia, a full-service dance floor and the actual studio console with which Abba recorded their signature sound.

The group, who formed in 1972, released 8 chart-topping albums, won the Eurovision Song Contest and extensively toured the world until their break-up in late 1982; a legacy that would spawn countless tributes to the group. Read More

Food for Thought

By The Numbers: Mother’s Day

By Mac Malikowski | May 10, 2013

Mother's Day

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 12th and like many people, this writer will be, at the very least, calling his mom to wish her a good one, especially if I can’t get one of America’s 16,000 florist or 103 greeting card establishments on the phone in time. My mother, like many, definitely deserves a day set aside; a small compensation for her tireless and impassioned dedication to my survival. Read More

RestaurantsWhere To Go

Le Comptoir, Williamsburg

By Mac Malikowski | May 8, 2013

Le Comptoir, Brooklyn

Le Comptoir is the well-priced, neighborhood French Bistro of your dreams.  The menu is concise and petit for a bistro, but not for lack of expertise however, because there isn’t a bad item on it. From the fluffed and decadent Gnocchi and Cheese, to the fresh mixed green and fennel salad (a major and flavorful portion for $7) to a classic beef burger and steak tartar, Le Comptoir provides traditional and affordable (I can’t stress this enough) French food with a few twists to keep you on your toes. Read More

Community

Willie Mays’ Birthday

By Mac Malikowski | May 6, 2013

Willie Mays and Jimmy Piersall.

Happy birthday to Willie Mays, baseball hall-of-famer and old school Harlem resident, who turns 82 today. Mays spent the majority of his major league career with the New York and San Francisco Giants before finishing with the New York Mets. Read More

Recipe Roundup

7 Frozen Treats to Try This Weekend

By Mac Malikowski | May 3, 2013

Blackberry Ice Cream
Ice Cream_Gelato_Sorbet

From Left: Vanilla Gelato, Acai Sorbet, Chocolate Banana, Vegan Blackberry.

I like eating ice cream in the springtime, before the heat of summer turns my favorite dessert into a cooling means of survival. I use the term loosely when more than a number of cold, sweet and refreshing confections satisfy my craving.  Dairy-free? Bring it on. Double-churned? Even better. Read More

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By Marcus Samuelsson

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About The Team

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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Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
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