June 08, 2009
Tim Alan Smith films famed chef Marcus Samuelsson in his apartment
Tim Alan Smith loves filming weddings but every once in a while we get other projects that take us outside the realm of vows, rings and first dances. A few weeks ago was once such day when I spent the day with world-famous chef- Marcus Samuelsson- in his amazing uptown apartment. Marcus is a television presence with his cooking shows but is best known as chef at downtown hotspot Aquavit as well as other restaurants around the world. Photographer and friend- Jirel McClinton from A Raisin in the Sun Photography- was also there to capture Marcus in action. The goal of the shoot was to have Marcus teach owners of the amazing Blue Star Oven how to best maximize its potential. Along the way, Jirel, Keith from Blue Star, my assistant Gina and yours truly got to sample some of Macus's creations. We even took a lunch break at a local restaurant with Marcus where we ate even MORE food. In addition to joking with Marucs and picking up some tips throughout the day, a highlight had to be when Marcus gave one of my recipe suggestions a thumbs up!