Burgers by Chef Marcus Samuelsson

May 20, 2010 (CHICAGO)

Chef Marcus has been busy since he last visited ABC 7:

  • His cookbook The New American Table (released in October 2009) recently nominated as a Best American Cookbook finalist for the 2010 International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbooks Awards.
  • He has cooked twice for First Lady Michelle Obama -- just last month at his restaurant Aquavit in New York City and he was guest chef for a state dinner in November.
  • He's working on new restaurant called Red Rooster to open in New York's Harlem neighborhood.
  • He's among 20 chef-contestants on the new season of BRAVO Top Chef Masters
  • You can meet Chef Marcus at noon on Friday at Macy's on State Street in the Culinary Kitchen on the lower level. Bring your appetite for great recipes and more the Macy's Culinary Council chef lets you in on the secret to his legendary burgers. Marcus will be here to show you step by step how he has reinvented the American classic for his Marc Burger restaurant located on the 7th floor of Macy's on State Street. Following the cooking demonstration, meet Marcus will sign copies of his latest cookbook, New American Table. To reserve a place, call 1-800-329-8667. For more information visit macys.com/culinarycouncil.com

    You can try two of Chef Marcus' favorite sandwiches at home; he's shared his recipes for BBQ Burger and Mahi Mahi sandwiches. (See below)


    12 noon on Friday
    Macy's Culinary Kitchen
    111 N. State, Chicago
    Reservations: 1-800-329-8667

    ABOUT THE CHEF (release)

    Marcus Samuelsson is chef and co-owner of Aquavit and Riingo in New York City, as well as C-View and C-House c-houserestaurant.com in Chicago. At 37 years old, he is the youngest chef ever to receive two 3-star reviews from The New York Times. Samuelsson is a two-time James Beard Award-winner – Rising Star Chef in 1999 and Best Chef: New York City in 2003. Samuelsson has been featured in numerous publications including Gourmet, USA Today, Food & Wine, and Bon Appétit. In addition to hosting his own show, "Inner Chef" on the Discovery Home Network, Samuelsson has appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America", "The View", and "LIVE with Regis & Kelly", NBC's "TODAY" show and Martha Stewart Living Television, CNN, The Food Network and several New York television programs. He is author of three cookbooks including The Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa (Wiley, Oct. 2006) which won the James Beard Award for Best International Cookbook in 2007. Samuelsson has been a UNICEF Ambassador since 2000 and a strong supporter of UNICEF's immunization and nutrition programs.

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