Marcus Samuelsson: Easy Sausage and Chicken Gumbo Recipe

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In honor of Mardi Gras today, we’re featuring one of New Orleans’ signature dishes- gumbo! This spicy and hearty stew originated in southern Louisiana as early as the 1700’s. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Marcus Samuelsson Can’t Stop Thinking About Roast Chicken

Marcus Samuelsson doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who has a lot of free time: He’s the owner of Red Rooster and Ginny’s Supper Club, of course, but he’s also working on a new Harlem restaurant (Streetbird, opening this spring), appearing regularly on television shows like Chopped, The Feed, and The Taste, and heading up the first-ever Harlem EatUp! festival, which starts on May 14. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Get Ready, The Motown Revue

The_Supremes_and_The_TemptationsBy Lil Nickelson

Watching the musical production “Get Ready: The Motown Revue” last night at St. Stephen AME Church’s Reception Hall located at 2145 Frederick Douglass Blvd. was like listening to the soundtrack to my childhood into my young adult years. Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson: Happy New Year Cocktail Recipe

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By Marcus Samuelsson

Did you know there’s an actual cocktail named “Happy New Year?” We were just as surprised to find out. Tomorrow being New Year’s Eve, we thought this cocktail would be the most fitting for the occasion. Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson: Detox Recipe, Japanese Hot Pot

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By Marcus Samuelsson

Today’s dish is detox personified. A Japanese hot pot made with fresh ginger, mushrooms, tofu and a very key ingredient ‘Bok choy’. Bok choy provides many health benefits, such as a good source of calcium, beta-carotene and is known as a lung cancer risk reducer. Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson to Open Streetbird Rotisserie in Harlem

l_6095_marcusBig news from one of the city’s hottest chefs: Marcus Samuelsson will open Streetbird Rotisserie, a kitchenette at 2149 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, this coming spring. Continue Reading →

Sweet Mama’s ‘Free Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway’ In Harlem

409On Thanksgiving Day Sweet Mama’s Soul Food restaurant will support HCCI and the community with the Sweet Mama’s Free Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway co-presented by HCCI. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Africa Fashion Weeks Street Style

Cropped tops were made for fun high-waist trousers.

Street Style is a phenom, know one knows it better then Harlem – the place where street style was invented. The photographs from Africa’s Fashion Week 2015, goes from 70’s retro with cropped tops made for fun high-waist trousers, perfect for Marcus Samuelsson’s upcoming Thanksgiving Dinner in Harlem.. Continue Reading →