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The Kitchen Club

Marja Samsom steps into her elegiac element by recalling the life of her beloved restaurant The Kitchen Club, resurrecting for one final, spirited breath the singular space which, since its closure on its twentieth anniversary, has left an irreparable lacuna in New York's underground and experimental food scene. She discusses the allure of European-Japanese fusion food, white tablecloths and beer and wine licenses to the inhabitants of the just-burgeoning, recently rechristened NoLIta. A poignant tribute to the much-missed New York institution and an invigorating affirmation of the resilience of the mind behind it. But fear not, listeners: Samsom, as always, has been fast on to bigger, better, smaller, wider, odder and more curious things (9 minutes).


Cooking Up A Storm


Marja Samsom, the Dumpling Diva, has brought all of her pots and pans into the AIR kitchen, where she will cook all her most alluring, signature dishes and provide you with any help you need to make them yourself. Once a performance artist based out of Amsterdam, Samsom thrives on the act; you could ask for no more informed and inviting a culinary guide than Samsom, whose Euro-Asian fusion creations have made her one of the most respected and exciting chefs in New York. So turn up the volume, turn on the oven and tune in.