Meeting Chef Marcus Samuelsson in Washington, D.C.

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One smiling, happy child and one grumpy, overheated child traveled with me to the Eastern Market to have lunch at the Macy’s Chefs-A-Go-Go food truck.

This special lunch truck travels around the country and serves gourmet lunches from the country’s best chefs for free!

 

Our meal was the work of Macy’s Culinary Council Chef, Marcus Samuelsson.

Chef Samuelsson is an award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. He was also the winner of “Top Chef Masters: Season Two”.

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We had a delicious blackened, spicy catfish sandwich topped with a slaw of roasted root vegetables, capers and fresh lime juice served with a side of sweet potato fries.

Lunch was complimentary, but donations benefited Feeding America, a domestic hunger relief organization. My girls were so pleased that we helped feed seven people for every dollar we donated.

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Even with temperatures over 100 degrees, we had a great time at this even put on by Macy’s. Thanks to the Macy’s people for the smiles and free cold bottled water.

Despite the heat, a grumpy child who claimed not to like catfish (until she tried it) and the fact that Marcus Samuelsson saw my arm fat, it was a wonderful day in Washington.

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Almost.

Check out Macy’s Culinary Council for future events. There are a few more of these food truck events this summer in Chicago and Seattle. If there’s one in your area, I highly recommend attending.

Follow @MacysEvents on twitter for up-to-the-minute details.

I’m now officially a Marcus Samuelsson fan. He was really kind to my unsmiling, shy kid and that means a lot to a tired mom.

Do you have a favorite chef? Let me know in the comments.

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  • http://wildlifeinthewoods.blogspot.com/ Susan in the Boonies

    That photo of you and your girls is Nota Supermom worthy. Great idea for a fun contest on Nota Supermom. She should have people submit Nota Supermom-worthy photographs. Have them submit them via email, and then post the winners. That would be so fun!

    If you see her, tell her she owes me big time for this fabulous idea. 

    My brilliance amazes me.

    • http://www.thefungirls4.com Anne

      Maybe when Chloe meets Ree Drummond her daughter can make faces and try to burrow into her armpit.

    • http://www.thefungirls4.com Anne

      Maybe when Chloe meets Ree Drummond her daughter can make faces and try to burrow into her armpit.

    • http://www.thefungirls4.com Anne

      Maybe when Chloe meets Ree Drummond her daughter can make faces and try to burrow into her armpit.

  • http://wildlifeinthewoods.blogspot.com/ Susan in the Boonies

    That photo of you and your girls is Nota Supermom worthy. Great idea for a fun contest on Nota Supermom. She should have people submit Nota Supermom-worthy photographs. Have them submit them via email, and then post the winners. That would be so fun!

    If you see her, tell her she owes me big time for this fabulous idea. 

    My brilliance amazes me.

  • http://wildlifeinthewoods.blogspot.com/ Susan in the Boonies

    That photo of you and your girls is Nota Supermom worthy. Great idea for a fun contest on Nota Supermom. She should have people submit Nota Supermom-worthy photographs. Have them submit them via email, and then post the winners. That would be so fun!

    If you see her, tell her she owes me big time for this fabulous idea. 

    My brilliance amazes me.

  • http://wildlifeinthewoods.blogspot.com/ Susan in the Boonies

    One of my favorite chefs is Mario Batali, but Gwyneth Paltrow has preemptively stolen his heart.

  • http://wildlifeinthewoods.blogspot.com/ Susan in the Boonies

    One of my favorite chefs is Mario Batali, but Gwyneth Paltrow has preemptively stolen his heart.

  • http://wildlifeinthewoods.blogspot.com/ Susan in the Boonies

    One of my favorite chefs is Mario Batali, but Gwyneth Paltrow has preemptively stolen his heart.

    • http://www.thefungirls4.com Anne

      I’m sure Mario would like you better if he met you.