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Talking SCHOP! Discovering Sahadi’s

was quickly hustling my way across (…up, down?) Atlantic Avenue when I walked by a store I heard of many times. I thought, “Well, I am here, just take a quick lookie-loo,” and into Sahadi’s I went.

Talking SCHOP! Arigat gozaimashita, Sushi Inoue!

One would think that as a Harlem child of the ’70s and early ’80s, the range of food I was exposed to was limited to the great food of Sherman’s, Reliable, Sylvia’s and the fried chicken sold in the back ...

Talking SCHOP! The Harlem EatUp! Dine In experience

Officially, I was invited to Streetbird Rotisserie to witness a collection of great New York City chefs—Jonathan Waxman, Jimmy Bradley, Joey Campanaro and Jason Giagrande of 4J Foods—and host Karl Franz Williams of Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall collaborate on ...

Talking SCHOP! Third year is a charm

I cannot think of a better gift today, on my birthday, than to not only have celebrated the successful third annual Harlem EatUp!

Talking SCHOP! Uptown crawlin’

No, nothing salacious to read here. Just some media folks checking out the upper Harlem restaurants participating in the Ultimate Grand Tasting of the third annual Harlem EatUp! festival, culminating in live jazz and even more food at Ginny’s Supper ...

Harlem EatUp! 2017

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Talking SCHOP! Eating up at The James Beard House!

For the second year, I was honored to attend the James Beard Foundation Harlem EatUp! dinner at the James Beard House. This year brought together another awesome collection and representation of Harlem’s culturally diverse community.

Talking SCHOP! Ramps it up!

For ultimate foodies, we know when spring has arrived when ramps show up in the supermarket and at farmers’ markets.

Talking SCHOP! Molded by Clay

For all of you old school Harlem heads who knew of, patronized, loved and respected Perk’s on the corner of 123rd street and Manhattan Avenue, the latest iteration will not disappoint. It is a modern homage to all of the ...

Talking SCHOP! Get ready to EatUp!

The third annual Harlem EatUp! festival is less than one month away! We are preparing our stomachs, ears, eyes and souls for all of the food, music, art and culture Harlem has to offer.

Talking SCHOP! Get your tickets—2017 Harlem EatUp! is coming

Last week, co-founders Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz announced that ticket sales have begun for the third annual Harlem EatUp! festival taking place May 15-21, 2017.

Talking SCHOP! The Chili Challenge!

I write this the day before the major nor’easter snowstorm is about to blow through, and I have already planned my storm menu.

I’m So AmNewsFOOD Harlem EatUp! Contest

The third annual Harlem EatUp! festival will be here before we know it, and we continue our search for you, Harlem foodmakers, to participate in this year’s “I’m So AmNewsFOOD” contest.

Talking SCHOP! Ms. Melba’s oven-fried chicken

Last year, about this time, I sat on a panel at the Schomberg to celebrate my friend, Harlem restaurant owner and chef, Melba Wilson, on her very first cookbook, “Melba’s American Comfort” (Atria Books, 2016).

Chickpea vegetable stew

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

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