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.

Chef Andre Fowles recalls legendary win on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to be taped live on national TV while competing in a life-changing cooking rivalry with several expert chefs, all to win the title along with a large cash prize. Just ask ...

Caviar says love

Some might think Valentine’s Day is a throwaway holiday, created by a chocolate-flowers-cards consortium to get us to spend money unnecessarily.

Talking Schop! 2016: Gone but not forgotten, part I

What a year, that 2016! She giveth and taketh away. There are the most evident topics, which don’t need addressing here. Suffice it to say, we shall see what the next four years have in store for us. Let’s just ...

Gettin’ on the good food foot for 2017

There is no time like the first week of the year to set your intentions and get your affairs in order.

Talking SCHOP! Holiday respite at Fig & Olive

Happy New Year! You know how the holidays go.

Farewell Cecil, Hello Minton’s 2017: the redux

After a three-year run, the Afro-Asian-American Harlem eatery, The Cecil, will close as a restaurant at the end of the year and reopen as a private events space while a long-term vision is determined.

Talking SCHOP! Needed luck in 2017

I hope you enjoyed a merry Christmas with friends and family and your new year’s plan is as lively or sedate as you desire.

Something to wine about: Ntsiki Biyela

Ntsiki Biyela is a force to be reckoned with. She is more than just another highly talented winemaker. As South Africa’s first Black female winemaker, she is also a pioneer who continues to be inspired and to inspire others.

Talking SCHOP! Sticky roasted carrots

Every time I step into a grocery store to shop for my clients is an opportunity to get inspired and create something new on the weekly menu.

Breadsticks for everyone: Olive Garden opens in Harlem

Taking a bite out of Applebee’s, putting rubber bands on the claws of Red Lobster and laying flowers at the grave of Joe’s Crab Shack, comes 125th Street’s next national chain restaurant, Olive Garden.