Quarantine Roast Chicken

This recipe is easy. In fact, the hardest part is time, which we all have in abundance now and for the foreseeable future.

How to shop for groceries while social distancing

As routines shift and society becomes quiet from the boom of COVID-19, one thing speaks volumes, and that is––people need to eat.

Talking SCHOP! With Love, B. Smith

While I did not know B. Smith personally, oh how I loved seeing her beautiful brown face and ebullient personality come through my screen.

RECIPES: Better balance for every day

Discovering a better version of yourself is all about striking balance. That’s especially true when it comes to making smarter food choices that you can maintain over time.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem Happening History: Harlem Restaurant Week

Timing is certainly everything and there is no better way to continue our Harlem Happening History series, and celebrating Harlem’s makers, than the 10th annual Harlem Restaurant Week. It begins on March 1st and runs through the 15th. So, what ...

Chef JJ’s Fieldtrip

If you have not yet been to Chef JJ Johnson’s Harlem fast-casual rice-centered eatery, Fieldtrip (@fieldtripharlem), you are missing out.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem Happening History: Chef JJ Johnson

For our first Harlem Happening History installment, I sat down with Chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson at his newly opened fast casual restaurant, Fieldtrip, in Harlem. He is doing great things both in and out of the kitchen and in and ...

Harlem boo bites…or nibbles (woof!)

Whether your Valentine’s Day is with someone special or just a little self-love, Harlem restaurants have set up the space and moment for you.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem Happening History: Harlem menus

Before I get all up in conversations with some of my favorite chefs, I did a little research on our Harlem restaurants creating a special dish or menu for Black History Month.

AmNewsFOOD at the Oscars!

It is once again time to celebrate the best filmmakers at the 92nd annual Academy Awards.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem Happening History

I could wish you a happy Black History Month; however, “happy” in this instance seems inappropriate. This 28-day month needs a little more gravitas, breadth, richness.

Talking SCHOP! In Portugal via East Harlem

Just this week I had the opportunity to return to East Harlem’s Tastings Social space (251 East 110th Street, and once again taste the culinary magic of executive chef Cedric Durand and experience exceptional hospitality.

Other ATL moments…and food

I barely...barely…scratched the surface of the food scene in Atlanta for lack of time.

Family favorites with a blended twist

If you are raising picky eaters, there’s a cooking technique that makes some of kids’ favorite foods––like burgers and nachos––more nutritious while still tasting delicious.

Busy season solutions

For those who are always on the go, it can be difficult to find time to whip up meals and snacks that are both nutritious and tasty.