Epicurious is righting cultural wrongs one recipe at a time
This image shows the logo for Epicurious, a resource site for home cooks. Since July, Epicurious has been scouring 55 years' worth of recipes from a variety of Conde Nast magazines. (Epicurious via AP)NEW YORK – With a new Black editor in chief and ambitious promises to do better, a little corner of the Conde Nast universe is taking on racial and cultural injustice one recipe at a time. “It came after Black Lives Matter, after a lot of consciousness-raising among the editors and staff," said David Tamarkin, the white digital director for Epicurious. The bulk of Epicurious site traffic goes to the archive, mostly recipes but also articles and other editorial work, Tamarkin and Chopra said.
Black-owned restaurants in NYC struggle for survival as stimulus stalemate drags on
According to the University of California, 41% of Black-owned businesses have shuttered since February, compared to 17% of White-owned businesses. In fact, Black-owned businesses entered the lockdown in less secure shape than many other companies. Susan Watts | NY Daily News | Getty ImagesThat impact inspired the founders of Black Restaurant Week to bring their campaign to New York City for the first time in its five-year history. The goal of Black Restaurant Week is to create awareness and sustainability for Black-owned businesses. "This community was overlooked for far too long," said Falayn Ferrell, co-founder of the Black Restaurant Week initiative.cnbc.com
'Chopped' judge Marcus Samuelsson: Failure to pass restaurant aid would cost millions of jobs
Samuelsson, co-founder of Red Rooster in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, specifically referenced the so-called RESTAURANTS Act from Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. The legislation would provide $120 billion targeted toward independent restaurants in the U.S., offering grants to put toward payroll and other operating costs. The $120 billion relief bill passed the House last Thursday as part of the larger $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus legislation. However, a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program is believed to be a key pillar of any future coronavirus relief legislation. "It's not so much about getting this bill passed in terms of, 'we want another loan.'cnbc.com
Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings his eclectic skills to "The Dish"
Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson is adventurous, creative and the author of five wide-ranging books on food and cooking. He's lived around the world and now lives in Harlem, where he'll be inviting top chefs for a unique food festival next month. He joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" for The Dish.cbsnews.com