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Boston Foodies Get Ready for Macy’s Food Truck Tour

Friday Jul 8, 2011

New York, NY - Macy's announced the kick-off of Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go, a national food truck tour showcasing Macy's Culinary Council (MCC). The tour will make 13 stops across the country and will feature 10 of the world's most renowned and celebrated culinary masters. At each stop customers will enjoy a serving of the featured chef's favorite summertime recipe -- free of charge!

Boston marks the second truck stop on the tour, and features the epicurean expertise of MCC Chefs Ming Tsai and Todd English. Both will pull up to the Prudential Center on July 9th and 10th, respectively, to serve their favorite summertime recipes and dish with customers.

While the chef's dishes are free, guests can support a worthy cause by donating to Feeding America®, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization. For every $1 donated, Feeding America can help provide seven meals to those in need on behalf of local food banks

Ming Tsai opened Blue Ginger in February 1998, and ever since, the East-West bistro and its chef have been honored with numerous accolades, including the James Beard award for the 2002 Best Chef Northeast and Second Most Popular Boston Restaurant by the Zagat Restaurant Guide for seven years running.

Ming, an Emmy Award winner, currently hosts and is executive producer of the Emmy-nominated public television cooking show Simply Ming currently in its eighth season. Ming is the author of four cookbooks: Blue Ginger, Simply Ming, Ming's Master Recipes and his 2010 fall release, Simply Ming One-Pot Meals.

Todd English is a renowned chef, restaurateur, author, entrepreneur, and television star based in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City. In 1989, English opened his first restaurant, Olives, in Charlestown, Massachusetts, which quickly drew national and international applause for English's interpretive rustic Mediterranean cuisine. In recent years, English has established Olives as one of the most prestigious names in the nation by opening locations in New York and Las Vegas.

English is a four-time James Beard Award winner and inductee into the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who in Food and Beverage in America. He has published three critically acclaimed cookbooks, created the record-breaking houseware line, The Todd English Collection, and hosts the Emmy-nominated PBS travel series Food Trip with Todd English. Todd English Enterprises includes over twenty innovative restaurants spanning the country.

If delicious free food, celebrity chefs and giving back weren't enough to inspire get up and go-go, fans who "like" Macy's on Facebook (www.facebook/macys), or follow Macy's on Twitter (@macyevents), will receive a special gift at each food truck stop (while supplies last). Fans can also follow the chefs on Twitter as they tweet live from the food truck by using the hashtag #macyschefs.

KitchenAid® will furnish the truck with cooking appliances to prepare each signature dish in addition to Emeril Lagasse’s homemade ice cream recipe.

"We're thrilled to launch 'Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go' food truck tour, and what kind of tour would it be without Boston, home of such American classics as Boston scrod, Boston cream pie and of course Boston Baked Beans," said Amy Kule, Macy's group vice president of national events and partnership marketing. "Our renowned team of culinary experts will hit the road from coast to coast, meeting fans, making great food and celebrating the season of summer. The Macy's Chef's A Go-Go tour gives our chefs an opportunity to connect with their foodie fans across the country while sharing their expert advice and recipe ideas."

Each stop on the tour will feature one of the Council's celebrated chefs including Rick Bayless; Michelle Bernstein; Cat Cora; Tom Douglas; Todd English; Marc Forgione; Marcus Samuelsson; Nancy Silverton; Ming Tsai and Takashi Yagihashi. KitchenAid® will furnish the truck with cooking appliances to prepare each signature dish in addition to Emeril Lagasse's homemade ice cream recipe.

The tour rolls out Miami on June 28 at the Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-Up and continues through late summer. The Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go branded food truck and Chefs will make the following stops:

· Miami, FL-- June 28th: Michelle Bernstein @ Biscayne Truck Triangle Roundup
· Boston, MA -- July 9th & 10th: Ming Tsai and Todd English @ Prudential Center
· New York - July 16, & 31st: Todd English and Marcus Samuelsson @ Union Square and Harlem Week
· Washington DC - June 29th: Marcus Samuelsson @ Eastern Market
· Chicago, IL - August 17th and 20th: Takashi Yagihashi and Rick Bayless
· Seattle, WA - September 5th: Tom Douglas @ Bumbershoot
· Portland, OR - September 7th: Tom Douglass @ Portland Saturday Market
· San Francisco (TBD) Rick Bayless @5th and Minna Off the Grid
· Los Angeles - September 20th & 27th: Cat Cora and Nancy Silverton @ Tuesday Old Town Farmers Markets and Santa Monica Food Lot

For additional information about MCC and the full "Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go" tour schedule, please visit www.macys.com/culinarycouncil . For MCC media materials, including chef images, go to www.magicbulletmedia.com/MNR/MacysCulinaryCouncil .

Macy's Culinary Council is a national culinary authority comprising some of the nation's leading culinary masters, including Rick Bayless, Michelle Bernstein, Cat Cora, Tom Douglas, Todd English, Marc Forgione, Emeril Lagasse, Marcus Samuelsson, Tim Scott, Nancy Silverton, Ming Tsai, Wolfgang Puck and Takashi Yagihashi. Launched in 2003, MCC's team of distinguished chefs serves to inspire the way Macy's customers shop, cook and eat at home.

The chefs are both ambassadors and instructors, providing expert culinary advice and leading cooking demonstrations at Macy's stores, with the aim of teaching customers how to cook and shop like a master chef. Visit www.macys.com/culinarycouncil for information about Macy's Culinary Council, the Chefs and the Macy's Chefs A-Go-Go tour.

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home.

Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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