Swedish Chef Marcus Samuelsson hosted fund-raising event for President Obama at his restaurant Red Rooster Harlem

SWEDISH New York-based Chef Marcus Samuelsson has been seen a lot in the American media lately. In the Sunday’s “What I Wore” – with the title “First Food, Then Sneakers” – he tells The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/fashion/27WHATIWORE.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=marcus%20samuelsson&st=cse) readers about what he actually wore this last week.

LAST NIGHT, March 29, President Obama held his first big 2012 campaign fund-raising event for the Democratic National Committee at Samuelsson’s new restaurant Red Rooster Harlem (www.redroosterharlem.com). According to The Wall Street Journal (http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/03/29/obama-visits-n-y-for-1-5-million-haul/?KEYWORDS=red+rooster+harlem) the president is “making nice” with Wall Street, after the Wall Street community suffered from criticism by Democrats in Congress and even the president over the last couple years. Wall Street was taken to task about the behavior of the financial industry, which helped to create “The Great Recession.”

AND NEXT week, on Wednesday, April 6, Samuelsson will visit House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. for “FOOD: Talk & Book Signing with Chef Marcus Samuelsson” (www.swedenabroad.com/washington). He will talk about his new book “New American Table.”

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