Tag: African American cuisine

Just Say Yes to Marcus Samuelsson’s Memoir, “Yes, Chef”

Just Say Yes to Marcus Samuelsson’s Memoir, “Yes, Chef”

| July 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

Marcus Samuelsson, the award-winning chef and cookbook author who seems to be everywhere at once–including NPR’s Fresh Air, The Today Show and the New York Times’ Best Seller List–spent two days last week in the Bay Area, being fêted at Camino and Jardinière, and reading from his new memoir, “Yes, Chef,” at Book Passage and Google. Bay Area Bites caught up with Samuelsson at Jardinière for an interview…Fried Yardbird (chicken) recipe included!

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Film “Soul Food Junkies” Examines African American Cuisine and Culture

Film “Soul Food Junkies” Examines African American Cuisine and Culture

| June 25, 2012 | 6 Comments

Soul Food Junkies, a new film by Byron Hurt which will be featured on KQED’s Independent Lens series, had its West Coast premiere in Oakland. Soul Food is both a beloved part of African American culture and a leading cause behind the epidemic of diabetes, heart disease and other health issues. The film details the historical and social influences on soul food and efforts by many to change the eating habits of a whole generation.

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