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American Table Opening Party Video

By Joel Kahn | October 4, 2012

Marcus at AT

American Table Opening Party from Marcus Samuelsson on Vimeo

Last week, we showed you some exclusive photos from the pre-opening party of Marcus’ new restaurant, American Table Cafe & Bar. Now we’ve put together a video of highlights from the event, including the debut of the “Cap Cam”—which gives us a first-hand perspective from key players in the restaurant.

To experience American Table Cafe & Bar up close, visit us at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center at 1941 Broadway, 212.671.4200.

Camera:
Joel Kahn
Jeannette Park

Editor:
Joel Kahn

Music:
Miodrag Marjanov Quintet

What To Eat And Drink

What To Eat Now: Fish Tacos

By Marcus Samuelsson | May 24, 2012

Photo: Neil Williams

Photo: Neil Williams

If I had to name one of my all-time favorite food to find while I’m on the West Coast, it would definitely be fish tacos. We may be a far ways away from the sun-soaked areas of California where fish tacos reign supreme, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make your own fish tacos to enjoy.

Perhaps the versatility of fish tacos is what makes the dish so enjoyable, considering all the different kinds of toppings, condiments and spices you can use to enhance your tacos. Additionally, you can switch up the specific ways you cook your fish as well – coat the fillets in breadcrumbs and bake, pan-fry for a nice crispy crust or let it cook on the grill and get some nice char – whatever it be, they’re bound to be good.

First things first – be sure to pick the right fish. Using a flaky, soft, white fish is very important for fish tacos. Aim to look for a nice, firm tilapia, snapper, cod, mahi mahi or catfish. Even shrimp, lobster, or scallops make for a great alternative to a fish taco. Cilantro, avocado, cabbage, lime and jalapeno are all worthy toppings for the tacos – the flavors are bright and ingredients are healthy and one of my favorite combinations. Read More

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Tim Love Talks BBQ With Me and Food Republic

By Marcus Samuelsson | May 24, 2012

Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

I can’t begin to describe how much of a good time I had at this year’s inaugural Austin Food & Wine Festival. The awesome food, music, and Texas characters were great to be a part of. One of my favorite aspects was also seeing Food Republic there in their W Austin test kitchen and interview lounge.  They caught up with some of my good friends, like Andrew Zimmern and Tim Love.

I even sat down with Tim for an extended talk about BBQ, food cultures, and traditions in our restaurants. Check out the video of our interview below and for more Austin Food & Wine Festival coverage, check out Food Republic here. Read More

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Dirty Rice and Shrimp on The TODAY Show

By admin | February 20, 2012

Photo: Cyndi Amaya

Photo: Cyndi Amaya

I had another great morning on the TODAY Show. This time I shared two great recipes comfort food recipes for easy entertaining dishes: my Dirty Rice and Shrimp and my Sweet Potato Lamb Hash. These two dishes are easy and don’t require too much effort but are guaranteed to still ‘wow’ your guests at any dinner party. Both carry some exotic spices like berbere, mustard seeds and curry to add a touch of spice to your gathering.

Check out my clip below of my Dirty Rice and Shrimp demo on the TODAY Show this morning.  Read More

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My Visit to The Nate Berkus Show

By admin | February 7, 2012

The Nate Berkus Show

Last week, I had a great visit to The Nate Berkus Show. Nate and I spoke about one of my favorite classic traditions-brunch! I shared with him some simple recipes for some ultimate brunch dishes.

We prepared a simple yet very flavorful Apple and Pancetta Potato Pancake with an Asian Balsamic Vinaigrette. And let’s face it, you can’t have brunch without a great cocktail, since it’s the best excuse to start drinking early. So I also made a great Brunch Punch, that included red wine, cognac, orange juice, and bitters. Potato pancakes and punch- two awesome brunch treats! Read More

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An Introduction to Ethiopian Food and Berbere

By Marcus Samuelsson | February 1, 2012

Doro Wat with Injera


Last week, I shared my take on Swedish comfort food on the TODAY Cooking School on TODAY.com. This week, I spoke about my Ethiopian heritage and our famous Berbere spice. When I think of Ethiopian comfort food, straightaway I think of Doro Wat. It’s one of the most traditional Ethiopian dishes and each household has its own special recipe for. My wife Maya makes some of the best Doro Wat, and I actually learn a lot about Ethiopian cooking from her.

One of the essential Ethiopian spices is Berbere. Read More

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