Reprinted from Morocco: A Culinary Journey with Recipes from the Spice-Scented Markets of Marrakech to the Date-filled Oasis of Zagora by Jeff Koehler. Chronicle Books © 2012
What motivated Marcus Samuelsson to move to Harlem and open Red Rooster, his acclaimed restaurant? He tells The Splendid Table's Melissa Clark that 9/11, his mother, and the Great Migration all played a part. He also discusses the challenge of making fried chicken in the same neighborhood as legendary spots like Sylvia's and Charles' Country Pan Fried Chicken.