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“Yes, Chef” Launch and Events

By Marcus Samuelsson | June 25, 2012

Recording the audio version of "Yes, Chef"

The sun is out and we’re running around to make sure everything is perfect to kick off our Harlem Day Community Event. It’s a big week around here and the excitement is infectious. Our Red Rooster chefs are heading over to the farmer’s market to pick up fresh foods for our cooking demos, DJ Qool Marv is tuning up his turntables, the kids are stretching for the yoga demos, and we’re bringing by our superstar bartender Lon to make up some mocktails. There’ll be dancing and music and expect fun giveaways and treats for everyone!

It was very important to me that we celebrate the launch of Yes, Chef with my Harlem community first, the day before my memoir goes on sale. The families and neighbors around Red Rooster Harlem and Ginny’s are the ones who make this journey worth it and I want to share this day with them. 

I’ll be making some TV appearances this week, doing demos with morning show hosts and signings around NYC. See below for a list and I hope to meet you at the events!

Tweet me (@MarcusCooks) with #YesChef throughout the summer with any questions or comments as I come into your town.


June 26th

7-11am – TODAY SHOW (NBC)

11-12:30pm – Kitchen Arts and Letters Book Signing
(1435 Lexington Avenue (between 93rd and 94th Streets), 212.876.5550)

6:45-8:30pm – Barnes & Noble Union Square Talk with Ruth Reichl
(33 East 17th Street (between Park and Broadway), 212.253.0810)


June 27th  

8:15-10am – Morning Joe (MSNBC)

11:00am – The Joan Hamburg Show (WOR News Talk Radio 710 HD)

7pm – powerhouse Arena Bookstore Q&A with Isaac Mizrahi
(37 Main Street (between Water Street and Howard Alley), 718.666.3049)


June 28th  

7-9am – CNN Early Start/Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien

2-3pm – Food & Wine Facebook Chat (Online)


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