On my original Culture Trip series, Hungerlust, our Travel Editor takes viewers around the world by exploring the various cultures that call New York City home. Whether learning about a family’s Vietnamese pho that has been passed down from generation to generation, or a Colombian mother’s determination to open her own arepa restaurant; each episode shows the heart and soul that goes into a plate.
On episode of 4 of Hungerlust, I head to Midtown Manhattan to find authentic Moroccan cuisine in the heart of the city. Ends up it takes little more than a subway ride and a stroll through the theater district to transport oneself back to the streets of Marrakech. On episode 5, I interview celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson to learn about Ethiopian cuisine.
You may have seen Samuelsson on CNN, MSNBC or playing judge on Iron Chef and Chopped; or perhaps you caught a glimpse of him showing Anthony Bourdain around the Ethiopian village he was born, on Parts Unknown. Chef Samuelsson—who was voted NYC’s Best New Chef by the James Beard Foundation—is a household name who has revived the culinary scene in Harlem with his popular restaurant, Red Rooster.
So, sit back, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy this mini binge watch of Hungerlust!