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Calling All Foodies: “Our Harlem” Food Truck is Coming Your Way!

World renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson stands in front of the "Our Harlem" foodtruck.

Audible has teamed up with world renowned chef, TV personality and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson, and New York Magazine and Grub Street to create an interactive, multi-sensory food truck travelling through New York City and Newark, New Jersey, in celebration of the release of his new Audible Original, Our Harlem: Seven Days of Cooking, Music, and Soul at the Red Rooster, a production that explores the culture, identity, and rich history of Harlem through its foods.

“The Our Harlem Food Truck” will serve free samples of some of the foods featured in the Audible Original, and play audio samples from the production, releasing on June 27th exclusively on Audible at


Stops on Wednesday, June 26th:

  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Marcus B&P, Newark, New Jersey
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Washington Park, Newark, New Jersey

Stops on Thursday, June 27th:

  • 10:15am-11:15am: Red Rooster Harlem, NYC
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm, Union Square, NYC
  • 3:45pm-4:45pm, Bryant Park, NYC

** Marcus Samuelsson will visit the food truck at various locations throughout both days.

Foods served on all stops:

  • Obama’s Short Ribs, created for President Obama’s 2011 trip to Red Rooster, you can listen to these short ribs sizzle in chapter three of Our Harlem.
  • Mac and Greens, a dish inspired by The Great Migration, highlighted in chapter six of Our Harlem.
A collage of Marcus Samuelsson sitting at The Red Rooster counter eating with a guest and a close up of his apron.
Go behind the scenes of "Our Harlem" with Marcus Samuelsson.

Through this culinary adventure, award-winning chef and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson takes listeners on a music and food-filled journey to his Harlem neighborhood and Red Rooster Harlem restaurant. The seven-hour Audible Original will be organized by days of the week, filled with the sounds of Marcus’s kitchen, gospel and jazz from local bands, and conversation with friends. Each day, a different guest cooks with Marcus and he invites the listener to cook along with them, listen to the beats that flow through his restaurant, and learn about Harlem’s rich history, diversity, and vibrant pulse. Our Harlem teaches about the Great Migration from the south that brought Mac & Greens to Harlem and rent parties that helped residents eke out a living and inspired Marcus when he and his co-owner Andrew Chapman opened Ginny’s Supper Club in the basement of the Rooster – where everyone from Roberta Flack to Alicia Keys has come to jam. Listeners will meet lively characters from places like the Apollo Theater, Charles’ Country Pan Fried Chicken, and La Marqueta, the Spanish Harlem Market where Marcus shops.


Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, Marcus’ Bermuda, and Marcus B&P in Newark, NJ. Samuelsson was the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times and has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City. He was tasked with planning and executing the Obama Administration’s first State dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Samuelsson was also crowned champion of television shows Top Chef Masters and Chopped All Stars, and was the winning mentor on ABC’s The Taste. Samuelsson’s TV series titled No Passport Required with VOX/Eater and PBS has been nominated for a 2019 James Beard Award and he is an executive producer of Viceland’s show HUSTLE. He currently serves as Executive Chef-in-Residence of Buzzfeed Tasty’s newly launched talent program and was newly named by New York City FC as its first-ever Chief Culinary Coach. A committed philanthropist, Samuelsson is co-chair of Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) which focuses on underserved youth. Samuelsson also co-produces the annual week-long festival Harlem EatUp!, which will be celebrating the food, art, and culture of Harlem for the fifth year this May. He is the recipient of the 2019 Vilcek Foundation Prize in Culinary Arts, awarded to immigrants who have made lasting contributions to American Society. He is the author of multiple books including The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef and his latest book, The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem. Recent restaurant openings include: Red Rooster Shoreditch in East London; Norda Oslo in Norway; Streetbird Express at the world-famous Madison Square Garden; and MARCUS at the Four Seasons Hotel Montreal. Marcus is also the founder of the Marcus Samuelsson Group (MSG), which works to maintain Samuelsson's culinary and cultural pillars, creating outstanding experiences that celebrate food, music, culture, and art in all its endeavors from high-end restaurants and fast-casual cafes to media and experiential events. Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @MarcusCooks.


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