A full menu for fun-filled holiday festivities

When holiday gatherings turn into all-day events, having meals ready from morning to night becomes an important part of seasonal hosting.

Harlem Harvest Festival 2019

It’s back, back, back again! The 10th annual Harlem Harvest Festival goes down this Saturday, Oct. 5, on St. Nicholas Avenue between 117th and 118th streets, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festival creators and organizers, Harlem Park to Park, are ...

Harlem restaurateur dishes great meals here and at the Open

It can be very hard to get the attention of sports media members who are fed everything from corn dogs to prime rib, shrimp and lobster with a variety of sides and assorted desserts, but chef J.J. Johnson was prepared ...

Use this website to find Black-owned restaurants

More than 2,000 Black-owned eateries are featured on the new internet-based restaurant locator, which launched June 21 intending to support Black-owned restaurants.

The New Harlem Restaurant Week

Get ready to eat, eat, eat in Harlem, all over Harlem, again. It is time for Harlem Restaurant Week, which began on Aug. 19 and ends on Sept. 1.

Made in Harlem

Last week Harlem Park to Park and their Harlem Local Vendor Program held their first annual Harlem Summer Food Show Gourmet & Specialty Food Expo at the newly renovated Settepani Café.

Talking SCHOP! The Plan for you

For some of my Talking SCHOP! longtime readers, you might remember a period when I was on an eating program called The Plan from New York Times best-selling author and former Harlem resident, Lyn-Genet Recitas.

…And New Again

The word “pioneer” can be defined by as a noun or as a verb. According to Merriam-Webster, as a noun it is “a person or group that originates or helps open up a new line of thought or activity or ...

Talking SCHOP! Harlem’s New…

Confession time. I have been so busy with cooking for clients, Harlem EatUp! and my latest project in Washington Heights (wait until I get into that in the coming weeks), I have been remiss on reporting some of the new ...

Chef Kardea Brown brings Gullah/Geechee cuisine to the Food Network

Chef Kardea Brown’s new show “Delicious Ms. Brown” which debuted on the Food Network, Sunday, July 29, celebrates contemporary Gullah cuisine—something she knows intimately.

Simplify your grilling routine this summer

Summer is typically a busy time for families, making those moments you spend together all the more precious.

Sustainable eating made easy

The needs of grocery shoppers are seemingly always evolving, and now more than ever, they want to know where and how their food is produced and what impact it has on the environment.

Talking SCHOP! A birthday first in Canada, Part III

May 25, 2019. Day two in Montreal, on my first time in Canada and it was my birthday!

Talking SCHOP! A birthday first in Canada, Part I

Not having fully recovered from the epic week of Harlem EatUp! and The World’s Fare, I am so grateful I got off my duff and planned my birthday in advance.

Superb Spanish foods

Croquettes, cured meats like chorizo and jamon, calamari, paella, olives, roast suckling pig, bravas- fried potatoes with sauce, or anchovies are all superb Spanish foods to try at home or when visiting Spain.