Make an audio pilgrimage to Harlem with Ethiopian and Swedish chef, TV personality. and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, and get to know the food, history, music, and. . .most importantly . . .the people of an iconic neighborhood that Marcus knows as his home and the home of his Red Rooster restaurant.
Special guests join Marcus each day of the week to cook, sip cocktails and make their Harlem our Harlem including Melba Wilson, Jelani Cobb, Bevy Smith, Kievin Young, for starters.
For Wednesday, with writer Jenani Cobb, Marcus will recreate the short ribs he made for President Obama's fundraiser at the Red Rooster and discuss the significance of the first African American President. With food historian Jessica Harris, Marcus will discover the African and Southern roots of his ingredients. He'll make fried chicken with Harlem's very own Charles Gabriel and visit La Marqueta with Harlem native, Aurora Flores.
You'll learn about Harlem's amazing history, diversity, and current vibrant life and the institutions that are the pillars of the neighborhood. . .the Apollo theater, the Studio Museum and the Schomburg Center. Writers Isabel Wilkerson and Nicholas Lehmann explain the Great Migration from the South that brought mac and greens, new voters and amazing creative talent to Harlem. And Dapper Dan talks about Harlem style.
And like Red Rooster itself, music provides a foundation for each day. . .from El Barrio Night's Latin rhythms to Sunday's Teenage Gospel Choir.
As an added bonus for Audible listeners, with purchase you'll receive recipes from 'The Red Rooster Cookbook that are featured in Our Harlem.
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