Chef Marcus Samuelsson In Conversation at Food 4 Thought

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Join in the community conversation with Marcus Samuelsson, James Beard Award-Winning Chef, as he will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings about his involvement in the fight against hunger, as well as sharing his Newest Hardcover The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem.  This Food 4 Thought Event is Supported and Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day BooksHarvesters Community Food Network.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Marcus Samuelsson Owns Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny's Supper Club, and Street Bird.  He is the Author of Marcus Off Duty; The New York Times Bestseller Yes, Chef; the James Beard Award-Winning Soul of a New Cuisine; and Aquavit.  He frequently appears as a judge on Chopped and lives with his wife in Harlem.  Chef Samuelsson is a supporter of City Harvest in NYC, a Feeding America food rescue pioneer.  He and his wife, Maya Gate Haile, Founded the Nonprofit Three Goats Organization, dedicated to improving health and well-being of children in Ethiopia through access to food and clean water.

ABOUT The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem:  Southern comfort food and multicultural recipes from The New York Times Bestselling superstar Chef Marcus Samuelsson's iconic Harlem restaurant.  When the James Beard Award-Winning Chef Marcus Samuelsson opened Red Rooster on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, he envisioned more than a restaurant.  It would be the heart of his neighborhood and a Meet & Greet for both the downtown and the uptown sets, serving Southern black and cross-cultural food.  It would reflect Harlem's history.  Ever since the 1930s, Harlem has been a magnet for more than a million African Americans, a melting pot for Spanish, African, and Caribbean immigrants, and a mecca for artists.  These traditions converge on Rooster's menu, with Brown Butter Biscuits, Chicken and Waffle, Killer Collards, and Donuts with Sweet Potato Cream.  They re joined by global-influenced dishes such as Jerk Bacon and Baked Beans, Latino Pork and Plantains, and Chinese Steamed Bass and Fiery Noodles. Samuelsson's Swedish-Ethiopian background shows in Ethiopian Spice-Crusted Lamb, Slow-Baked Blueberry Bread with Spiced Maple Syrup, and the Green Viking, sprightly Apple Sorbet with Caramel Sauce.Interspersed with lyrical essays that convey the flavor of the place and stunning archival and contemporary photos, The Red Rooster Cookbook is as layered as its inheritance.

DATE & TIME:  Saturday, December 03, 2016.  Doors OPEN at 5:30 PM.  Program begins at 6:30 PM

EVENT LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Chef Marcus Samuelsson will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books about his Newest Hardcover The Red Rooster Cookbook.  His story of opening the Red Rooster Restaurant in Harlem is both inspiring and mouth-watering.  Chef Samuelsson will share how global traditions converge on his menu, from brown butter biscuits and chicken and waffles, to Chinese steamed bass and fiery noodles, to sweet slow-baked blueberry bread with spiced maple syrup, and how he believes in the importance of building healthier, stronger communities.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  Tickets are $10.00 and Include an Author Autographed Hardcover of The Red Rooster Cookbook.  Make Your Reservation at

Event date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544639775
Availability: In Stock as of this morning. Order Now!
Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 18th, 2016

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