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A Fried Chicken "Throw Down," LIVE from Red Rooster Harlem

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John Legend preparing his fried chicken for the

1 John Legend preparing his fried chicken for the "throw down."

Michael Garrett, a member of Marcus' kitchen staff, helped Marcus with preparations for his chicken.

2 Michael Garrett, a member of Marcus' kitchen staff, helped Marcus with preparations for his chicken.

John getting some kitchen assistance from Michael.

3 John getting some kitchen assistance from Michael.

Chefs Jonathan Waxman and Marcus Samuelsson having a pre-show discussion with John Legend.

4 Chefs Jonathan Waxman and Marcus Samuelsson having a pre-show discussion with John Legend.

Marcus getting ready for the

5 Marcus getting ready for the "throw down." John tweeting about the show.

And we're LIVE at Red Rooster Harlem, with (l-r) Mimi Sheraton, Jonathan Waxman, John Legend, and Marcus!

6 And we're LIVE at Red Rooster Harlem, with (l-r) Mimi Sheraton, Jonathan Waxman, John Legend, and Marcus!

John's fried chicken just about ready for a final dip in the oil.

7 John's fried chicken just about ready for a final dip in the oil.

Marcus' seasoned fried chicken ready and waiting for the

8 Marcus' seasoned fried chicken ready and waiting for the "throw down" to begin.

John's mind-blowing macaroni and cheese!

9 John's mind-blowing macaroni and cheese!

Marcus' out-of-this-world collard greens.

10 Marcus' out-of-this-world collard greens.

John talks with Marcus, Jonathan and Mimi about his approach to his chicken and cooking.

11 John talks with Marcus, Jonathan and Mimi about his approach to his chicken and cooking.

John explains to Marcus when he first became interested in cooking.

12 John explains to Marcus when he first became interested in cooking.

Mimi Sheraton sharing her thoughts on the perfect fried chicken.

13 Mimi Sheraton sharing her thoughts on the perfect fried chicken.

Jonathan helping himself to some of John's mac and cheese.

14 Jonathan helping himself to some of John's mac and cheese.

Marcus and his guests talk about food, music and restaurants during a break.

15 Marcus and his guests talk about food, music and restaurants during a break.

Jonathan asks John about his preparation process for his chicken.

16 Jonathan asks John about his preparation process for his chicken.

John is declared the overall winner with his delicious mac and cheese.

17 John is declared the overall winner with his delicious mac and cheese.

Marcus talking with his guests about the commonalities between food and music.

18 Marcus talking with his guests about the commonalities between food and music.

L-R:  John Legend, Marcus Samuelsson, Mimi Sheraton, and Jonathan Waxman

19 L-R: John Legend, Marcus Samuelsson, Mimi Sheraton, and Jonathan Waxman

 

Chef Marcus Samuelsson got the 4th week of his special radio series, “At the Red Rooster,” off to an exciting start with a fried chicken ‘throw down’ live from his new restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem!  Going toe-to-toe against six-time Grammy award-winning recording artist John Legend, Marcus invited acclaimed chef and restaurateur, Jonathan Waxman and renowned food and restaurant critic, Mimi Sheraton to take a seat at his table and help judge the results.  Marcus gave everyone a sample of his specially seasoned chicken, with a side of Collard Greens, and John, not to be outdone, shared a healthy sampling of his homemade fried chicken and Macaroni and Cheese.  

In addition to talking about the criteria for making the perfect fried chicken, Marcus also engaged his guests in conversation about the connecting factors between the food and music worlds, and the importance of philanthropy. 

If you missed last night's show you have another chance to catch it this Saturday at 4 p.m. ET or Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on Martha Stewart Living Radio, Sirius 112 and XM 157, and make sure to check out the pictures, audio, and video below. Don't forget to tune in every Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, now through December 21! 

John Legend talks about how he got into cooking his own fried chicken. 

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John Legend discusses his pre-performance meal. 

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New York restaurant critic, Mimi Sheraton shares her thoughts on John and Marcus' fried chicken.

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Jonathan Waxman weighs in on Marcus and John's chicken.

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Marcus, Jonathan, and John talk about how in today's world, everyone's a critic.

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Jonathan Waxman, explains why he thinks the best cooks are like the best musicians. 

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Comments (1)

  • I enjoyed the Red Rooster show very much. Having said that, I was somewhat ruffled by Mimi Sheraton's comment regarding Italian food in California. I believe she he said there were only two good Italian Restaurants in California. It's clear that Ms. Sheraton has not had the opportunity to sample some of the excellent establishments here (Osteria Mozza for example). Ms. Sheraton mentioned The Ivy as her favorite, not to be missed Los Angeles restaurant, which caused my brow to furrow. She's clearly out of touch with current food trends in Los Angeles.

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