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LIVE with Kelly & Michael

By Jenn Burka | November 5, 2015

Marcus Samuelsson appears LIVE on Kelly and Michael and makes a "Swediopian" Sweet Potato Mash

I had such a good time appearing on Kelly & Michael in Washington, DC last week. They challenged me to make a dish using the beautiful fall Sweet Potato. I went “Swediopian” with it, adding some Ethiopian Berbere, keeping it chunky, and serving it with Swedish Meatballs and a Raw Kale Salad. This side dish would be a great way to add some flavor to any fall meal. Try it for Thanksgiving for a new take on a classic.

Get the recipe for my Chunky Mashed Sweet Potatoes here!


Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Fundraiser

By Marcus Samuelsson | February 20, 2015

Your Favorite Cooking Videos

Your Favorite Cooking Videos

I first began my career as a chef at a local culinary school in Sweden. I’ve come a long way since then, but I will never forget how I got started…that’s why I’m so proud to be involved with Careers Through Culinary Arts. The program hugely impacts the lives of underserved teenagers by helping them build careers in the culinary industry through education and career opportunities. In honor of the its 25th anniversary I want to raise $25,000 to help C-CAP continue this great work!

By making a donation you’ll not only be supporting a great cause – you’ll also be getting a chance to learn some new cooking skills yourself! Soon, I’ll be whipping up a fresh batch of how-to videos, so donate what you can – even if it’s just a dollar! – and leave your video suggestion in the comment field. If I pick your idea, I’ll give you a shoutout in the video! Now’s your chance to ask me how to slice, dice, flip, fry, finish or season …

If you’re feeling extra generous, donate $50+ and I’ll send you a secret recipe that’s not in any of my cookbooks. For the first 20 people who donate $150, you’ll also get a signed Marcus Off Duty cookbook – and I’ll even tell you which dish I think you should cook first. And, for those who really want to splurge on this very worthy cause…if you are the first person to donate $5,000 I will personally host a private game night with delicious food and drinks for you and nine friends at The Coop in my new restaurant, Streetbird Rotisserie. By the way, I’m really good at foosball so come prepared.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and for helping to support these dedicated youths realize their dreams.


YMCA Grosvenor House Gets Rescued

By Marcus Samuelsson | May 9, 2012

Marcus and George

For the past few months I worked with George Oliphant and the “George to the Rescue” team to rebuild the kitchen at the YMCA Grosvenor House. Grosvenor Neighborhood House is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and their families gain economic and personal self-sufficiency, and they provide year-round educational and recreational services. They also provide food education to the children so you can only imagine how important a proper kitchen is for their daily needs.

You should have seen this kitchen when we first walked in. Budgetary concerns had limited the Grosvenor House’s ability to update any appliances and the grill was caked with rust. You wouldn’t even want to eat an apple in that kitchen. To make matters worse, when George and contractor Stephen Fanuka inspected the area, they found abestos in the ceiling.

But with the magic of NBC and a dedicated team, the results were amazing Read More


Music As A Secret Ingredient

By Marcus Samuelsson | April 25, 2012

Photo: Francois Martinier

Photo: Francois Martinier

Do you like to rock out in the kitchen while you cook? I certainly do!

The New York Times posted today how many cooks in top restaurants use music, not only to rock out with in the kitchen, but also as inspiration for their cuisine. I personally love listening to my friend Jason (Timbuktu), the Swedish rapper and reggae artist, and definitely David Bowie, since I look for music that is not just one noted. Since cooking isn’t about a single note, what I’m listening to while I cook has to be the same way. It also doesn’t have to be about just one song, but instead music  that really connects with me and makes me think of where I was at the time when it came out. For instance, when I hear Pearl Jam I automatically think of Sweden, and when I hear Nirvana it brings me back to France when I was getting ready to come to New York. Read More


New Video for NYC Taxi: Teaming Up with AOL and Citizen Schools

By mahir | June 21, 2011

aol video

I really enjoyed teaming up with AOL to host students Citizen Schools stop by Red Rooster recently.  It’s an organization very close to my heart, so it means a lot to me to have them come by the restaurant for a tour and “Incredible Edibles” apprenticeship. It’s great to show young kids just how important community is so that they grow up and want to be just as involved. Red Rooster is a great source of community for Harlem no matter what age you are!

For a sneak peak of the video that will be appearing in New York Taxi Cabs this week, check out the video here.  Read More


Tasting Wines with Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson on Vine Talk

By mahir | June 20, 2011


Check out my appearance on Stanley Tucci’s show, Vine Talk, which is airing tonight on at 8:30pm on PBS WLIW in New York. I really enjoyed getting to taste delicious wines with actors Patricia Clarkson, Warren Leight, and Michael Shannon and the show’s team of experts. We tasted wines from Bordeaux, a beautiful wine-producing region in Southwestern France, which is famous for it’s red wines.

For a sneak peak, check out this clip from the show below where I talk about coming to America.  Read More


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