For Immediate Release
April 07, 2011
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(BPRW) UPTOWN Magazine Debuts Gourmet Issue for April

- Celebrity Chef/Harlem Resident Marcus Samuelsson Covers the Issue -

(BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UPTOWN Magazine’s April issue (on newsstands April 12th) focuses on all things Gourmet, including a candid interview with celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson.

“King of the Kitchen” features Marcus Samuelsson’s journey from childhood kitchens in Sweden (via Ethiopia) to Bravo’s Top Chef Masters to revitalizing Harlem’s scene with Red Rooster, his sophisticated and soulful new restaurant on 125th Street. “Harlem, for me, is a character itself. It took me a long time to listen,” said Samuelsson, on living, breathing the neighborhood for six years of preliminary research.

Editor-At-Large Star Jones hosts an informal dinner party with four different chefs: Food Network’s Sunny Anderson; celebrity caterer Alexander Smalls; Del Frisco corporate chef Clarence Van De Mark; and Former Soho and Tribeca Grand Executive Chef Herb Wilson.

“Overcoming Infertility” takes a look at reproductive challenges in the African American community including IVF, ICSI, Surrogacy and Donor Eggs.

“Harlem has always been a mecca of culture for locals but Marcus Samuelsson has created a destination for all with Red Rooster,” said Brett Wright, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer.

"I have great appreciation for the chefs in this issue who have, to critical acclaim, created their own distinct dishes,” said Editor-in-Chief Keija Minor. “They offer ample inspiration for those looking to have a dinner party, experiment with different flavors, or just have fun in the kitchen.”

New advertisers include Major League Baseball, East Harlem Film Festival and the Ruben Brown Anguilla Golf Classic, joining Ralph Lauren Black Label, Gentleman Jack, Louis Vuitton, Lexus, BMW, Grey Goose and Cover Girl.

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