Chef Marcus Samuelsson has made celebrating Harlem a part of his professional mission, from basing restaurants like Streetbird Rotisserie and Red Rooster there to co-founding the Harlem EatUp! Festival which kicks off its second annual four-day festivities this weekend. Marcus is with us in the studio to talk about this aspect of his career, his upcoming Red Rooster London, and other personal and industry news.

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“If I’m a chef with a platform, and have opportunities, more than I can take care of, I should share, my duty is to share. And that’s what I do together with our team. Harlem EatUp! is the fruit of that…in a time where most people are overexposed, these small restaurants are underexposed.” [17:00] – Marcus Samuelsson