Need a drink? Or how about something other to do than Christmas shopping, caroling, or transporting a tree on the subway? Whatever your desire, we've unearthed a bunch of festive events worth checking out.
Fashion, like food, is often used to push the boundaries of conventional taste. And while white double breasted jackets dominate the kitchen, many chefs throw on more stylish clothing outside of work. In honor of Fashion Week--which runs from today through September 12--we've gathered the city's 10 ... More >>
Want to be a future top chef? Consider cooling it with the knife skills and learning how to smeyes.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Iron Chef Cat Cora talks about the possibility of kitchens being run entirely by robots: "People will no longer be able to claim they're lousy cooks. Android robots will do most of the work. 'Technology will take over the kitchen,' Cora says. 'Even if you can't ... More >>
Mario Batali doesn't like it when people yell in his kitchen: "One of the big rules for our kitchens is that if you're not close enough to be able to touch me, you can't talk to me." [New York Times] Obama supporter Marcus Samuelsson is hanging with Arianna Huffington at the Republican National Co ... More >>
[See More Quote Unquote: Reviewing the Doritos Locos Taco | Marcus Samuelsson Tells Ex-Convicts 'Texture Is Very Key' | Four Questions With Susan Austin, Owner of the Urban Lobster Shack] Appalled by the amount of salt and saturated fat found in supermarket prepared foods, Mike Lean of Glasgow Univ ... More >>
The story tells how the Red Rooster Harlem chef came to New York
Gordon Ramsay is suing a Montreal restaurant, Laurier BBQ, for $2.7 million over his role in the restaurant's makeover. [CBC via Huff Po] The winners of the European Bocuse d'Or this year were all Scandinavian chefs. See who took home the gold.
The refreshing-looking ginger margaritaToday is National Margarita Day, a great holiday of dubious origin that allows us to drink a lot on a Wednesday without feeling guilty. In honor of the holiday, Spice Market is having a half-off special on pitchers of its signature ginger margarita, making t ... More >>
Marcus Samuelsson has recently penned an op-ed for the Huffington Post, in which he implores readers to think deeply about food policy during the upcoming elections.
Sirio Maccioni says that he's going to open a branch of his eponymous restaurant at the Pierre hotel. Maccioni has told reporters that he's bringing in Filippo Gozzoli, formerly of Milan, to run the eatery. [Grub Street]
The re-Africanized fried chicken at Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster This highly idiosyncratic list is based entirely on my own dining predilections, and only includes chefs whose work I'm reasonably familiar with. Certain figures have been excluded from consideration -- Thomas Keller, for example ... More >>
Ian Chalermkittichai, formerly of Kittichai and currently at Ember Room, is taking over at Spot Dessert Bar from Pichet Ong. Chalermkittichai also recently opened a dessert bar in Bangkok. [Zagat Buzz] Dominique Ansel, the ex-pastry chef at Daniel, is opening Dominique Ansel Bakery this October, wh ... More >>
In late June, the DOH visited Red Rooster and didn't like what it found. Inspectors slapped Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem restaurant with 31 violation points, or the equivalent of a 'C' grade. But as of last week, the chef is now back in the department's good graces.
Zak Pelaccio is the latest chef turned online columnist. Like Sara Jenkins of Porchetta and Porsena, who pens essays for Atlantic Life, the Fatty Crab and 'Cue founder will be writing The Alimentary Canal for the Marcus Samuelsson-backed Food Republic. His co-contributor is colleague Jori Jay ... More >>
Times and Marcus, sitting in a tree.Geez, New York Times and Marcus Samuelsson: get a room! The Grey Lady has already given up plenty of inches of copy to the Red Rooster chef-owner -- never mind documenting his wardrobe in intimate detail -- but has still managed to find more to print. This ... More >>
Oy. It's only Monday, and already our innocence is lost.
Regular guys test out some of the recipes on Marcus Samuelsson's FoodRepublic.com, a food blog targeted at men. [NY Daily News] Treme has shifted its focus this season from music to food, with real celebrity chefs making cameos and scenes set in professional kitchens. [NY Times] The source ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater enlightened us about 10 NYC food and dining trends that are officially dead. Grub Street discovered that Hugh Jackman has always been something of a foodie. Midtown Lunch tucked into a steaming pot of Pro Hot's Korean tofu stew even though it was a bajillion degre ... More >>
Photo courtesy Marcus SamuelssonThe way to this man's heart? Make him a tartare.Yesterday we spoke with Red Rooster's Marcus Samuelsson about his new food and lifestyle website geared towards men. Today he tells us about cooking for the ultimate diner--President Obama--and what it means to ... More >>
Photo courtesy Marcus SamuelssonMarcus Samuelsson has a narrativeMarcus Samuelsson is a busy man. Not only is he helming the kitchen at the popular new Red Rooster, he's also just launched Food Republic, an online cooking and lifestyle publication geared towards the male sex. So we called u ... More >>
Marcus Samuelsson has found his very own Merri Lee Kingsly in the form of Eddie Huang.
Superchef Marcus Samuelsson moves into his new uptown digs
German Lucarelli is the new chef at Da Silvano. His first order of business: introducing brunch. [Grub Street] Chef and owner of Red Rooster Harlem Marcus Samuelsson was included in a list of most stylish New Yorkers. [TONY] Brown Café has a new consulting chef. Mehdi Chellaoui is a choco ... More >>
Over the past year or so, Marcus Samuelsson has lent his fine name to many things: stainless steel cookware, a fragrance, Kraft Foods, American Airlines, kitchen linens, MasterCard, gas ranges, Buick, a cruise line, television, and, oh right, the Red Rooster. And to this list, we can now add ... More >>
Following months of speculation, the cock will crow on Friday when the Red Rooster finally opens its doors. Florence Fabricant reports that Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem restaurant will initially serve dinner and then expand to serve both breakfast and a $16 three-course prix fixe lunch menu. (Q ... More >>
Nick Morgenstern is no longer at the General Greene in Fort Greene. The chef has moved on to the East Village to open Goat Town. [Grub Street] The chef situation at Villa Pacri is still "in flux." Fabio Trabocchi is consulting until January, with Giuliano Matarese of La Gazzetta downstairs ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater asked, "Are New York's dive bars really in danger?" Most signs point to yes. Meanwhile, Grub Street got a glimpse of a Coney Island gone corporate: Is that Ruby's replaced by Ruby Tuesday? Feast listed its best coffee programs: Eleven Madison Park, Frankies 457, a ... More >>
Marcus Samuelsson has delayed the opening of his much anticipated Red Rooster yet again and is now preparing for a November debut. [Eater] Franco Bario, the former chef de cuisine at Boqueria, is opening Caliu, a new Spanish tapas place slated to launch next Thursday on Hudson Street. [Craig ... More >>
Being so close to the New York metropolitan area is great for nearby farmers because of the locavoric trend, but difficult because of the high cost of land. [NY Times] Action Against Hunger set up 10,000 plates in front of the Eiffel tower for an installation called "Banquet Against Hunger" ... More >>
On the eighth floor, chefly nirvana.De Gustibus has been holding cooking classes on the eighth floor of Macy's since 1980, providing us hapless plebes with the opportunity to learn firsthand from the likes of Mario Batali, Jacques Pépin, Madhur Jaffrey, Sara Jenkins, Edna Lewis, and Al ... More >>
Marcus Samuelsson has been a busy, busy man lately, what with winning Top Chef Masters, designing cookware for the Manhattan Target, and getting the Red Rooster up and running in Harlem. Samuelsson shared some details about the restaurant with Paper magazine, and from the sounds of it, he has ... More >>
Riingo, the Japanese fusion restaurant once run by Marcus Samuelsson, no longer serves Asian food since Samuelsson left last year. Executive chef Jimmy Lappalainen has completed reworked the menu. [Crain's] Colby Spikes, formerly the sous chef, is the new head chef at Five Leaves near McCarr ... More >>
Out today is New York's Cheap Eats issue, wherein Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite round up the year's myriad developments in (mostly) affordable eating. They've got your burgers, your new-wave Asian (Fatty 'Cue, Baohaus, Umi Nom, et al.), your vegetarian, your noodles, fried chicken, and so on. B ... More >>
Marcus Samuelsson, Webmaster.A short while ago, word made its way through the grapevine that Marcus Samuelsson -- a chef who is no stranger to multitasking -- had yet another project on the horizon. Specifically, a website dedicated to -- unsurprisingly -- the topics of food and dining.
Josh Moulton, who was the executive chef at West in Los Angeles, will take over the kitchen at Monkey Bar, which recently lost consulting chef Larry Forgione to P.J. Clarke's. [NY Times] Aquavit is no longer referring to Marcus Samuelsson as its chef-owner. The Top Chef Masters contender is ... More >>
Marcus SamuelssonWay back in February, it was revealed that 1) Marcus Samuelsson would be a judge on this season's Top Chef Masters and 2) his new Harlem restaurant would be called the Red Rooster. Today the chef talks with the Wall Street Journal about TCM, which premieres next week, and the ... More >>
Marcus Samuelsson Earlier today, we noticed that the Top Chef Masters Season 2 line-up listed competitor Marcus Samuelsson's restaurant as the Red Rooster, rather than Aquavit, and wondered if this was the name of the new project he's reportedly been working on in Harlem.
Last year, Marcus Samuelsson pulled out of his now-closed Ethiopian restaurant, Merkato 55, published a well-received cookbook, New American Table, and cheffed President Obama's state dinner for the prime minister of India. Yesterday, Paper Magazine reported that Samuelsson is opening a new r ... More >>
Samuelsson's vegetable soup Last week, we brought you a recipe from Marcus Samuelsson's first book, The Soul of a New Cuisine. Samuelsson, of Aquavit, has a new cookbook coming out this October called New American Table. The new book is quite different from the first, which focused on the flavors ... More >>
Malata Aquavit's Marcus Samuelsson has a new cookbook coming out this October, called the The New American Table. After a flip-through, it looks like the recipes are more home-cook-friendly than those in his last book, The Soul of a New Cuisine. That's the book we're cooking from today--a fat, beau ... More >>
Famed Aquavit chef offers a kaleidoscope of African fare in the meatpacking district
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