Talking SCHOP! Second Hundred brunches

Everyone is looking for a new place for brunch in the city, but does it exist? Permutations of eggs, bread and breakfast meats are rampant across this metropolis. Yes, the omelets, pancakes and breakfast sausage do satisfy the weekend hangover ...

Talking SCHOP! A winter’s stew

My beef stew recipe has magical powers to heat that belly and warm the soul.

Super Bowl partying

Do you want to have your Super Bowl party somewhere you don’t have to cook or clean up afterward? Maybe you want to just order a turned-up game menu.

On the lamb, with wine

When I hear the word “lamb,” my ears immediately perk up. It’s such a great protein, and when prepared well, it can be transformative. Add Australian wines to that and I am at your mercy. So when I was invited ...

Federal approval of state's $10 billion medicaid waived

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and legislators from the state demanded that the federal government approve New York’s $10 billion Medicaid waiver.

House passes $9B in food stamp cuts

On the day that the House would pass a $100 billion-a-year farm bill that included significant cuts to the food program, elected officials, nonprofit organizations and activists gathered at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in Chelsea to denounce the ...

Foodies of football

Are you ready for some football?!

First New Year’s Eve at Vinateria

There is a new restaurant in Harlem that I have been remiss in telling you about: Vinateria

New year, back to basics

Hot, filling and delicious, it is comfort food that makes it all better. And when I think of comfort, I not only think of pasta, but specifically spaghetti with meatballs. Here is my recipe for you to enjoy, too.

Talking SCHOP! 2013: Looking back … (continued)

Happy New Year, Harlem and Amsterdam News readers everywhere! I hate to say it, but this time next year, we will be reflecting on all that 2014 brought us—the highs, the lows and all of the meat in between! Be ...

Talking SCHOP! … a lot like Christmas

There are plenty of mixes out there that serve the purpose of a quick and dirty pancake, but there is something to be said about making pancakes from scratch.

South Bronx activists take Fresh Direct to court

South Bronx Unite challenges an allegedly inadequate environmental review for the proposed state and city relocation of Fresh Direct’s headquarters

Talking SCHOP! Battle: Gumbo II

My family's official gumbo recipes

Talking SCHOP! Battle: Gumbo for the Hollidays

planning the next eating holiday

Talking SCHOP! Thank you again

Happy Thanksgiving, Harlem!