The Red Rooster Cookbook
The Story of Food and Hustle in HarlemBook - 2016
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-and-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.
From Library Staff
Award winning chef Marcus Samuelsson shows the beauty and diversity of Harlem in this cookbook that details the opening of his restaurant "The Red Rooster." Marcus is known for his fusion dishes so it is no surprise that the recipes of the dishes served in his restaurant are a fusion of... Read More »
ArapahoeHanna Nov 12, 2018
Five time James Beard award winning chef Marcus Samuelsson shows the beauty and diversity of Harlem in this cookbook that details the opening of his Restaurant "The Red Rooster". Marcus is known for his fusion dishes so it is no surprise that the recipes of the dishes served in his rest... Read More »