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.

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Thanks again to, I now know my affinity for Mediterranean foods is not just a preference but perhaps a trait of my lineage.

Elevate holiday cooking with seasonal skillet dishes

The rush of the holiday season––shopping for gifts, decorating the house, hosting loved ones and other added obligations––can be challenging.

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.