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Listen to Marcus’s Top 5 Songs

By Jeannette Park | August 21, 2013

Photo Courtesy of KCRW
Photo Courtesy of KCRW

Photo Courtesy of KCRW (Aaron Fallon)

Tune into KCRW’s Guest DJ program or download the podcast of Marcus taking over the airwaves with DJ/host Mathieu Schreyer to discuss the Top 5 songs that have made an impact on the chef’s life. Check out the list then scroll down to watch the videos:

1. Massive Attack – “Unfinished Sympathy”
2. Queen and David Bowie – “Under Pressure”
3. Big Mama Thornton – “Little Red Rooster”
4. Eric B and Rakim – “Paid in Full”
5. Prince – “Mountains” Read More


5 “Must Eats” in Chicago

By Aerian Brown | July 9, 2013


Photo: TomC

Sweet home, Chicago. There is no better city in the world to me. From the downtown skyline to the cool beaches, Chicago has so much to offer and will always be my home base. With a large metropolitan area, Chicago boasts some of the best restaurants around the city and surrounding areas. The diverse population in and around Little Italy, Jew Town, Chinatown, Andersonville (known for its Swedish roots) and hundreds more neighborhoods has created a burgeoning food scene, yet I am not locked in by any of these boundaries. I enjoy trying foods from all over the city and there are always new ones cropping up every week. Being in New York now makes me miss my local stops, but that shouldn’t prevent those of you in the Windy City from all the tastes in town.  Here are a few of my Must-Have eats whenever I’m in Chicago: Read More


Top 5 Zoo Food Spots

By mahir | April 4, 2011

Last week, a rogue Egyptian Cobra, to be named by the public in upcoming weeks, escaped from New York City’s Bronx Zoo. She was on the run for six days before being found in the Zoo’s Reptile House! Read More


Top 5 Neapolitan Style Pizzas in NYC

By mahir | March 29, 2011

Within the world of pizzas, there’s a huge difference between the styles. Do you like Deep Dish, thin crust, Chicago-style, Neapolitan? If the latter is your favorite, here are the Top 5 Neapolitan Style Pizzerias in New York City. Read More


Top 5 Most Exciting Spring Vegetables

By mahir | March 17, 2011

Spring is almost here which means we’re jonesing for the plentiful fruits and vegetables that will begin to fill the farmers’ market stalls. After winter dinners of butternut squash, roasted vegetables, and whole grains, it’s time to get green and bring some color to the plate. Many of these ingredients are so fresh and tasty that all you need is a little salt and pepper to enhance their flavors. Here are our top 5 most exciting spring vegetables to look for at the farmer’s market: 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


Top 5 Political Food Documentaries

By mahir | March 15, 2011

Sure, food is something we all need to live and even has the potential to be delicious, to excite our palate, to make us want more. But where does it all come from, who is making it, and how? Many documentary makers have gone out into the big (and small!) world of food production to see for themselves, with some discoveries being more politically charged than others. Check out these Top 5 Food Documentaries and see for yourself! 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


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Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
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American Table Brasserie and Bar
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