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Vegetarian Bean Stew #2

The second of my friend Krista’s vegetarian bean recipes also comes from the New York Times Cooking, from Ali Slagle.

Vegetarian Bean Stew #1

My good friend and neighbor, Krista, has been cooking up a storm as part of her New Year resolutions.

Talking SCHOP! Black caterers, like me

This month my business SCHOP! celebrates 17 years in business! SEVENTEEN!

Talking SCHOP! Lechón means pork

Admittedly, I do not make it to East Harlem enough. I know I am missing a whole lot of awesome regional Mexican, Dominican, Puerto Rican and pan-Spanish foods as well as...

African pop-up festival NYC

The organizers of African Restaurant Week produced a new week of events to celebrate Black History Month titled A Taste of Africa Week.

Talking SCHOP! Chili meatloaf

I do love some chili, especially on cold days like we have been having.

Talking SCHOP! Spr-inter cleaning…Yup.

Here is our annual, what we are now calling, “sprinter” cleaning list for your kitchen. Take your time…and drink plenty of wine.

Uptown Restaurant Week 2019

Yes, yes, NYC Winter Restaurant Week is happening all over the city, as we reported last week. However, we were remiss not to highlight East Harlem’s Uptown Winter Restaurant Week...

Talking SCHOP! Wings 12-24-36…hut-hut!

You know what this Sunday is and whether you like it or not, the food will always be a winner.

Talking SCHOP! Vegan greens, y’all!

Jamaica was right on time because this weather…suspect…that is all. I am keeping my cornrows in, my glowing tan skin moisturized and sitting in the sun, inside my sealed and heated apartment.

Never too late for luck

Yes, I had my “luck in the new year” black-eyed peas Jan. 2. And? I had them, they were delicious and I feel lucky!

Talking SCHOP! Stepping on the bandwagon

A very Happy New Year again to you and yours. I wish you all of the health, wealth and good food you can stand. Cheers!

The Harlem Shack makers

A Shake Shack does not open without collaborating with local makers, artists and organizations. From the inside out, the new Harlem location is no exception.

Talking SCHOP! Shake Shack puts down concrete(s) in Harlem

I remember my first Shake Shack burger back in the day in Madison Square Park. So often passing it by as a tourist trap, one day I decided to stand in that line.

Harlem goings-on

There is much to celebrate in Harlem this month.

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