Grapevine: Chef Marcus Samuelsson to cook in Detroit

Plus Dr. Margaret Cuomo teams up with Detroit cancer experts for a TV special, and AMC theaters give out free tickets

Stephanie Steinberg

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson will guest cook in Detroit

“Top Chef Masters” winner Marcus Samuelsson, a James Beard Award-winning restaurateur in New York, is coming to Central Kitchen + Bar from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 2 to promote his new book, “The Red Rooster Cookbook” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016). Samuelsson owns the Red Rooster on Harlem’s Lenox Avenue. Inspired by Harlem’s history, the $37.50 cookbook includes eclectic recipes such as brown butter biscuits, whole fried fish with frits, Ethiopian spice-crusted lamb and whoopie pie. Besides signing copies, the 45-year-old will hop in the kitchen with Central chef Christina Stanco to cook up three dishes from the book for the dinner menu. “It’s an honor and privilege to have one of the world’s leading and most innovative chefs partner with us for what will assuredly be a magical evening,” says Central co-owner Dennis Archer Jr. “The fact that Marcus, like the Central team, is so involved in the communities he serves makes it that much more meaningful.” Central is at 660 Woodward in Detroit.

Margaret Cuomo produces cancer prevention special

Dr. Margaret Cuomo, a radiologist, teamed up with cancer prevention experts in Detroit and across the United States to produce a one-hour special, “A World Without Cancer,” airing at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on Detroit Public Television. Cuomo will be joined by Robert Chapman, head of oncology at Henry Ford Health System, and other physicians to discuss 10 lifestyle changes people can make every day to lower their risk of cancer and life-threatening diseases. Documentarian Ken Burns and singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson also will talk about how cancer has affected their lives.

‘Sing’ free Saturday at AMC Theatres

Local AMC Theatres will screen the new computer-animated musical “Sing” on Saturday. The first 200 people in line at a participating AMC Theatre — including Star Southfield, AMC Forum 30 in Sterling Heights, AMC Livonia and AMC Star Great Lakes in Auburn Hills — at 10 a.m. will receive a ticket to the screening. The film stars the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly and more.

Also …

East Lansing native and producer Chris Bouffard, 35, released his independent film, “You or a Loved One,” this week. The romantic comedy with a dark side screened at the Screen Actors Guild and Newport Beach Film Festival and is now available to rent on iTunes for $4.99.

Compiled by Stephanie Steinberg


Melody Baetens contributed

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