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African Restaurant Week 2018

Whoa! The New York African Restaurant Week has already begun! We have until Oct. 21 to visit more than 20 restaurants providing a prix fixe menu plus cooking classes,

Talking SCHOP! A delicious Harlem Harvest Festival

Harlem Park to Park continues to expand their annual Harlem Harvest Festival to great success. This year’s festival was no exception.

…And food at Oscar Wilde

While Oscar Wilde (@OscarWildeNYC) bartender Kris Baljak was plying my friend and me with gorgeously prepared cocktails at the whiskey bar, manager Luis Martinez made sure we had a couple of their signature victuals. They were much needed to keep ...

African-American youth wins prestigious Diana Award

At 6 years old, Corey Nieves tapped into his entrepreneurial spirt by starting a cookie business. Now at 14, Mr. Cory’s Cookies is a successful business that sells natural gourmet cookies.

Seal the Seasons

I continue to celebrate my experience at Specialty Food Association Summer Fancy Food Show, mostly because of all the great products I am still enjoying, but also all of the food makers with whom I remain in contact.

Talking SCHOP! Sofrito that ‘ish!

I continue to cook up a storm for my clients every week. That is six-plus hours a day of shopping, chopping and cooking for busy people and I have developed some tricks of the trade.

First Black Duchess of Sussex releases cookbook celebrating diversity

Meghan Markle, the first Black (and first ever) Duchess of Sussex, recently released a new cookbook, although the concept for it is not new.

Talking SCHOP! Sofrito that ‘ish!

Every week and for every client I prepare and leave them with three proteins and three-plus vegetable sides.

Talking SCHOP! Westchester Food Truck Mash-Up

It was a hot, hot but beautiful Sunday and I only had coffee in preparation to attend the second annual Westchester Food Truck Mash-Up at Empire City Casino.

Harlem Harvest Festival 2018

One of Harlem’s most anticipated events returns Saturday, Oct. 6, for its ninth year.

Harlem Harvest Festival 2018

One of Harlem’s most anticipated events returns on Saturday, Oct. 6, for its ninth year. Harlem Park to Park’s Harlem Harvest Festival celebrates the harvest season with an impressive sampling of some of Harlem’s top local vendors.

Talking SCHOP! Westchester Food Truck Mash-Up

It was a hot, hot but beautiful Sunday and I only had coffee in preparation to attend the second annual Westchester Food Truck Mash-Up at Empire City Casino: Battle New York vs New Jersey.

Fall food at Empire City Casino

Summer is gone and Empire City Casino is gearing up for a busy fall.

Talking SCHOP! Virginia Is for (food and wine) Lovers

I might not have gotten away as much as I wanted to over the summer, but I was damned if I would let Labor Day Weekend pass with me in the city.

Talking SCHOP! Jersey! Stand Up!

Is it really here? Labor Day? Already? Dang! Where does it go?

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