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By Alexandra Fleischman | June 14, 2013

Princess Madeleine Wedding

Princess Madeleine Wedding

Brain freeze, illustrated.

Brain freeze, illustrated.

This week, we took a closer look at what we realized we didn’t know, and learned a lot. Beginning with morels—those alien-looking, intimidating fungi—we fried them, and found that they weren’t scary, just addictive. At the farmers’ market, we learned the secrets to more produce (read: don’t be afraid to buy anything as long as it’s in season). The same goes for the colorful rainbow swiss chard, whose versatility adds to its healthy charm. And, if you’ve ever been struck by brain freeze and wondered what could have possibly gone wrong, look no farther. We found out, and you can blame sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia from now on. For Marcus, the adventure continued as he attended the beautiful, fairytale royal wedding of Swedish Princess Madeleine to her New Yorker, hedge funder Chris O’Neill. Read More

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Word Around the Web

By Alexandra Fleischman | June 10, 2013

asparagus, news, blood pressure
asparagus, news, blood pressure

Photo: Calliope

Family and cooking go hand in hand, and family recipes can stay with us our whole lives. But, most of us can’t claim our family invented the reuben.

What would the world do without cheese, corn flakes, popsicles, and chocolate chip cookies?

We love strawberries and their incredible versatility, especially when they’re in season.  Bon Appétit delineates the many varieties.

New research might make asparagus the new superfood. According to NPR’s The Salt, a compound in asparagus lowered blood pressure in rats. Time to change your dinner plans? Read More

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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

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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

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Marcus Featured in Swedish King Magazine

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | October 16, 2012

King

Check out the six-page feature of Marcus in King Magazine, Sweden’s answer to GQ. For you non-Swedish speakers, Marcus waxes poetic on his love for New York, the recent openings of his two restaurants in Sweden, his appearance alongside Taylor Swift, Martha Stewart and Justin Bieber in the Macy’s commercial and President Obama. Read More

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Mushrooms & Moose: A Swedish Fall

By Sofia Eriksson | October 1, 2012

Sofia

Photo: Sofia Eriksson

It is October, Fall is knocking on the door and soon the winter will be here again. The days are becoming shorter and shorter here up in the North of Sweden and soon the days will only see about 5 hours of sunlight. The moose hunt season is drawing to a close and the woods are lush with color. Fall is the season for mushrooms, beets, lingonberries, blueberries and if you are lucky, you might even find some cloudberries. Read More

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A Sweet Treat From Norda Chef Patrik Fredriksson for Swedish National Day

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | June 6, 2012

Photo: Florian Prischl

Photo: Florian Prischl

Happy Swedish National Day! Since 2005, Sweden has been celebrating its National Day where Swedes everywhere take the day off to share in tradition and fly that great blue and yellow flag. Unlike a lot of countries, Sweden does not have an independence day since it was not previously reined over by another country, so its Riksdag (parliament) decided that apart from the traditional Swedish Midsummer, Sweden should have a day dedicated to honoring its people and pride.

Today, June 6th, is the day and to honor Swedish National Day, we’re starting off our day by highlighting Norda’s Executive Pastry Chef, Patrik Fredriksson, who heads the pastry department at Marcus’s new Swedish establishment in Gothenburg. Check out our interview with Patrik and his recipe for Swedish Princess Cake to help kick off your Swedish National Day celebration. Read More

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