Food StoriesYes Chef

What’s Your Soul Food Remix?

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 9, 2013

Korean ban chan at Plaza Market

Korean ban chan at Plaza Market

For the last four years, I’ve been able to travel throughout the country, meeting people and hearing their personal stories, and sharing my own. I’ve witnessed the history of artisan food in Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market, the artistic sensibility of Austin restauranteurs, and the budding food scene in Oakland, California. I’ve met with chefs, readers, fans, and cooks who all celebrate food and culture in their own ways, and want to share what they’re doing.

What’s become clear is that food is a lifeblood to all communities, and it’s been how I’ve been able to connect with everyone across cultures. Making and enjoying food is practicing our culture with family and friends, but it’s communicating it with everyone . Like great music, great food doesn’t have barriers between people. Read More

Q & A

Q&A with Chef Sylva Senat

By Christopher Stewart | April 9, 2013


chef, CCAP

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


Great Food Markets: Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, PA

By admin | June 20, 2011

Photo: quinn.anya on flickr
Photo: quinn.anya on flickr

Since opening its doors in 1893, Philadelphia’s enormous Reading Terminal Market has provided natives and tourists alike with mouth-watering goods with a side of history. With more than 80 merchants offering everything from fruits and vegetables to eggs and cheeses to handmade clothing and jewelry, Reading Terminal Market is a one-stop shopping experience that will help you stock your kitchen while giving you a real sense of community. Two of the merchants are even direct descendents of original vendors who had stands over a century ago! Read More


Philadelphia School’s Are Trying To Make It Healthier For The Kids

By mahir | March 29, 2011

Despite the efforts of parents, school teachers, and even Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative, it’s still difficult to make sure kids are not buying junk food and are eating healthily. At the William D. Kelley School in Philadelphia, there are healthy options, and soda and sweet snacks have been expelled, but the allure of inexpensive snacks at the corner store is powerful. 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