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Talking SCHOP! We came, we harvested!

The annual Harlem Park to Park Harlem Harvest Festival went down this past Saturday, and it was their best autumn celebration so far.

Talking SCHOP! Barbados Food & Rum Festival 2017

Sept. 20, I attended the news conference to announce the eighth annual Barbados Food & Rum Festival taking place Nov. 16 to Nov. 19, 2017.

Talking SCHOP! Oh, oh it’s ladies night

…and the feeling was certainly right! Monday night, I along with chef Tiffany Minter and chef Aaliyah Baylor were the first all-female chefs for the Black Chef Series held at Blujeen in Harlem.

Recipe: Brussels sprout cauliflower gratin

This recipe from Bon Appetit makes the perfect side dish for the holiday table or for a weeknight roast chicken dinner.

Talking SCHOP! Taste Talks 2017

In 2015, I had my first visit to Taste Talks in Brooklyn and had a terrific time. This year I headed back to see what was on the agenda.

Talking SCHOP! Getting ready for fall cooking

I know summer is not over just yet, but I can’t help trolling for awesome fall recipes to cook now or for the upcoming holiday spreads.

NYCHA food entrepreneurs at SummerStage

The Food Business Pathways Program is designed exclusively for NYCHA residents who want to start or grow food businesses.

Talking SCHOP! by the seafood

OK, so I missed the eclipse (next one in 2024), but I was returning from another fun family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard with my aunt and cousin. The planets do need to align for it to happen, if that counts.

SHOP local: Serengeti Teas & Spices

Finding myself walking down Eighth Avenue on a hot, hot summer day, I see the good people of Serengeti Teas & Spices offering samples of their wares—iced! Yes please!

Talking SCHOP! Sylvia’s Grill Skills contest

There is a new grill champion in Harlem! They are lean, mean grilling machines at the first Sylvia’s Grill Skills contest against some stiff competitors—their neighbors!

Talking SCHOP! Leaning back in the Rockaways

Where does the time go? No really, summer is waning. It is August, Halloween decorations are in stores and friends are posting pictures of their children with #backtoschool! I am not ready.

Talking SCHOP! Un rendezvous? Mai, oui!

I was recently invited to dinner at one of the newest restaurants to open on Eighth Avenue.

Talking SCHOP! Cooking up a long weekend

We know the best thing about a long weekend is, in fact, that it is a long weekend. Period. End of story. However, when you can add a respite from the city, marrying great friends and meeting new people, perfect ...

Talking SCHOP! Discovering Sahadi’s

was quickly hustling my way across (…up, down?) Atlantic Avenue when I walked by a store I heard of many times. I thought, “Well, I am here, just take a quick lookie-loo,” and into Sahadi’s I went.

Talking SCHOP! Arigat gozaimashita, Sushi Inoue!

One would think that as a Harlem child of the ’70s and early ’80s, the range of food I was exposed to was limited to the great food of Sherman’s, Reliable, Sylvia’s and the fried chicken sold in the back ...

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