Dining With Miss Lil: BMA 1st Annual Awards Reception

BMA Reception Organizers2By Lil Nickelson

Growing up in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem in the 1960s and 1970s, I don’t recall any vacant commercial real estate spaces on Amsterdam Avenue, Broadway, Convent Avenue or St. Nicholas Avenue from like 135th Street up to 155th Street.  Continue Reading →

Midnight Jazz Breakfast Hosted By Rev Run Locally In Harlem

l_6095_marcusThe Festival will take place October 15 – 18, 2015 with more than 100 events at locations throughout New York City from Wall Street and especially Harlem with local chef Marcus Samuelsson at Red Rooster (pictured).  Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson’s Passion For Family And Dining

06-21-15-chef-marcus-samuelssonAt a glorious sunset gathering of legendary chefs this weekend at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, asked super chef and Harlem resident Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster in Harlem fame to hold forth on a few questions. Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson: Curry Chicken Salad Recipe

6093283421_eb09a14473Just off the Harlem EatUp Marcus Samuelsson asks, how often do you have leftover chicken that you don’t know what to do with? At those moments, a boring chicken salad may look like your only option. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: The 1st Annual Harlem Eat Up Festival

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By Lil Nickelson

Executive Chef/Owner Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem and Streetbird Rotisserie (pictured above with his wife model Maya Haile) came up with the idea for a festival to celebrate and showcase the diversity of Harlem’s food, culture and spirit.  Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson: Citrus Salsa Verde Recipe

salsa-verde-the-delicious-lifeOne of the beautiful things about cooking in the summertime is the ability we have as cooks to transform a dish from simple to complex by simply using a few fresh seasonal ingredients. Continue Reading →

Marcus Samuelsson: Roasted Baby Artichokes with Garlic Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson

One of the best parts of spring is when the new crop of seasonal vegetables grace us with their presence at the market. Continue Reading →