Recipe: Mushroom-topped roasted asparagus

We mustn’t forget about the side dishes at the holiday table, especially because spring has sprung and all of our favorite vegetables are back and better than before. Here is my recipe for my favorite, roasted asparagus with mushroom breadcrumbs.

Talking SCHOP! Easter eating

When I see blossoms in Harlem, it makes me feel a certain way.

‘I’m So AmNewsFOOD’ contest deadline approaches

There is no time to mince, chop or dice words. We are still taking submissions for the third annual “I’m So AmNewsFOOD” contest to sample your foods at the Harlem EatUp! Festival.

Talking SCHOP! Tsion Cafe wins first Citi Challenge

Last week I had the honor of being one of the judges at East Harlem’s Hot Bread Kitchen for the first Harlem Market Challenge, created and sponsored by Citi in partnership with the Harlem EatUp! Festival.

The AmNewsFOOD Harlem EatUp! hookup

Do you have a friend, colleague or family member who is just beginning their career as a food maker?

Harlem opening: BO’s Bagels

If you are like me and love a good authentic New York City bagel but not the travel to get it, the former street vendor, now brick-and-mortar BO’s Bagels (@BOsBagels, 235 W. 116 St., 917-902-8345, www.bosbagels.com) has you covered.

Talking SCHOP! Storm Chili Challenge results

Last week, I told you about an impending chili challenge initiated by a friend.

Sssshhhh…Don’t tell Melba

Just between you and me…I did make a few changes, some would even call them shortcuts, to Melba’s delicious oven-fried chicken recipe from her first cookbook, “Melba’s American Comfort.”

Talking SCHOP! Moments of food

My recent trip to Los Angeles was all business … family business.

Chickpea vegetable stew

I have been putting my slow cooker to work this winter to great results.

Talking SCHOP! First-class food

Just returning from a trip to Los Angeles with family.

“I’m So AmNewsFOOD” 2017

Yes, it is cold, but we at AmNewsFOOD have our eyes on spring and the third annual Harlem EatUp! festival.

Piece of Velvet Valentine’s Day!

Thank you for your submissions so far for Piece of Velvet’s Valentine’s Day contest!

A Piece of Velvet for your slice of heaven

Have you been strolling 125th Street and peeped a small sweets shop on the south side between Lenox and Fifth avenues?

Talking SCHOP! The house pickles built

On one recent night I was home minding my business when my friend, Kate, called to invite me to a tasting.