Talking SCHOP! The power of support

Starting this weekly column again with gratitude for the myriad healthcare professionals and essential workers for their work during these times.

Quarantine Roast Chicken

This recipe is easy. In fact, the hardest part is time, which we all have in abundance now and for the foreseeable future.

Talking SCHOP! Staying safe AT HOME

First and foremost, I speak for the entire city in thanking the healthcare professionals for all of the selfless work they are doing to treat those infected and other infirmed patients.

Talking SCHOP! Red Rooster Harlem serves as a community food hub

I am at a loss for words this week…this all just feels surreal to me. I know we, as a collective newspaper, are sending love and prayers to our community and beyond.

Talking SCHOP! Taking and making stock

With the current state of our world of virus, quarantine, social distancing and all, writing about food seems like the last thing to be doing.

Talking SCHOP! With Love, B. Smith

While I did not know B. Smith personally, oh how I loved seeing her beautiful brown face and ebullient personality come through my screen.

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! A great day in the A

Atlanta! What better way to cap off the decade than with an opportunity embodying my passion and my life thus far.

Talking SCHOP! Still feeling like Aaaay…TL!

Last I left you in Atlanta with an award-winning ramen spot, E Ramen, for which I still have visions of their signature ramen in my head. Alas, there were many other great food experiences in the city and in the ...

Talking SCHOP! New year, better me

A very happy new year to all of you. I am sure the holidays were exactly what was needed, whether that is together-time or just you time.

Talking SCHOP! Always add value

I am a firm believer in defining your path, taking each job, each position, each experience and identifying the lesson to use it as a steppingstone to the next opportunity.

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.

Talking SCHOP! Live your BEST life…always!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope the annual turkey recipe spirits shined upon you and your bird is lacquered for the gods, side dishes are playing their supporting roles and the holiday sweets are in the wings for your grand finale.

Talking SCHOP! An early bird start

have much more to tell you about my “best life” back in Barbados, but gobble day is just two weeks away and I want you to live your best turkey life.

Talking SCHOP! Live your BEST life!

Fine. Oprah might have been the first person to say it but over the past couple of months I have come to know what “living your best life” is really about.