Talking SCHOP! Harlem Holidays Night Market

With Thanksgiving safely in the 2019 annals, it is time to kick off the holiday season in Harlem with the inaugural Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta.

The Boys’ Club of New York gives big thanks

The Boys’ Club of New York’s fourth annual Thanksgiving Drive, held the weekend before Thanksgiving at BCNY’s Gerry Clubhouse in East Harlem, was hugely successful!

Holiday desserts from around the globe

Over time, many families tend to return to the same holiday favorites, from ham and mashed potatoes to pies and cookie classics.

How to host a Friendsgiving feast

As one of the most popular holiday traditions in the United States, families have celebrated Thanksgiving for decades.

Toast of Brooklyn Wine & Food Festival

The annual Toast of Brooklyn Wine & Food Festival went down this past weekend at the historical Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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.