Fun and Fit in the City

By admin | October 4, 2011

Fun and Fit in the City

The coolest events during the New York Wine and Food Fest that I got to participate in were, hands down, the cooking demonstrations for kids. I was lucky enough to do two this year and the first one was Fun and Fit in the City, sponsored by Target. It was held Saturday afternoon in my neighborhood of Harlem. Three other talented chefs joined me in the cooking demonstrations, Rocco DiSpirito, Melissa D’Arabian, and my good friend Andrew Zimmern. Read More


Rock ‘n Roll and Fun & Fit Family Day at the NYWFF

By admin | October 13, 2010

This past weekend, the food scene took over NYC for the New York Wine & Food Festival. From the Meatpacking District all the way up to Harlem, events were taking place everywhere. I was lucky enough this year to participate in not just one but two events at this year’s fest.

On Friday, me and my team took part in “Rock & Roll with Morimoto” at the Harvard Club. We joined Chef Morimoto and a bunch of other chefs for a sushi-centric evening. The Red Rooster teamprepared yellowtail ceviche tacos and Asian noodle salad. Not to toot our own horns, but it was delicious!

Friday night’s event was super fun and it went till late but we were still up bright and early the next day for Target’s Fun & Fit Family Day at the Promise Academy, the Harlem Children’s Zone charter school on 125th Street and Fifth Avenue. The kids at the event joined me on the school’s rooftop garden to learn about fresh herbs like basil, oregano and mint.

We planted some herbs together and the kids took their own pots home so they could have access to them everyday. I also showed them how easy it was to prepare some yummy and healthy dishes and refreshing

drinks using the herbs they planted. It was exciting to see some of them try these flavors for the very first time.

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Target Harlem Launch Event

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 21, 2010

I had a great time last night at the Target Harlem Launch Event. It was really exciting to celebrate the opening on 116th Street and see such a great crowd uptown. I did two recipe demos, a summery tomato watermelon salad and sweet chocolate pancakes, while Doug E. Fresh was performing on the main stage. Target launched my kitchen textiles line along with Isabel & Ruben Toledo’s beach wear and Stephen Burrows clothing collection. They will be available at Target in Harlem on July 25 and at and select stores on August 1.


Harlem Designer Series at Target

By Marcus Samuelsson | July 12, 2010

Starting July 25th, Target in Harlem (17 East 117th Street, NY, NY 10035) will be selling dish towels, aprons, place mats and other fun Harlem-inspired kitchen linens from my design collaboration with them.

Can’t make it to Harlem this summer? No worries, they’ll be available in select stores throughout the country and on after August 1st. Other designer collabs are Isabel & Ruben Toledo with a stylish beachwear and Stephen Burrows with a chic clothing collection.

A percentage of sales will go to support local organizations. My line will support Harlem P.S. 180: Hugo Newman.


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