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Harlem Restaurant & Retail Week 2016

Get ready again for Harlem Restaurant & Retail Week!

Talking SCHOP! Polpettina

When you have been in the food industry for a while, cooking, writing and eating, your friends and family look to you for suggestions on places to eat, what’s new and interesting, as well as my thoughts on places they ...

We got you! Love, Harlem farmers markets

If you haven’t been all up in one of our Harlem farmers markets, shame on you! And as the saying goes, “When you point your finger at someone, there are three pointing back at you.” Boy, am I guilty.

Talking SCHOP! Pop-up under a Blue Moon

Now here’s an Oprah moment for you —I LOVE BEER! However, unlike Oprah’s bread obsession, I don’t drink it every day.

Talking SCHOP! The great summer ‘scapes

Garlic scapes, that is. The curly firm stalks growing out of soil-submerged garlic bulbs.

Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest

Get your hops and varietals straight at the fourth annual Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Talking SCHOP! Black Chef Series 2016

This past Monday began the second annual Black Chef Series, held at Harlem’s Blujeen (@BlujeenNYC, 2143 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 212-256-1037, www.bluejeennyc.com).

Talking SCHOP! Thank Hemings!

Any night spent crossing the threshold of the James Beard House to eat foods prepared by talented chefs from across the country is a night to remember.

Citrus sorrel halibut

I adore halibut—really, any white big-flake fish.

Talking SCHOP! Summer is here!

Though I was thoroughly enjoying the late spring weather, I am excited summer 2016 has arrived.

Seattle, Seattle

The next day, after a pretty awesome visit to the Olympia Children’s Museum, we stopped into Pacific Northwest seafood chain Anthony’s.

Talking SCHOP! Part I: Goin’ Back to Seattle

I just returned from my second visit to the Pacific Northwest city of Seattle to visit my best good friend Raquel and my nephew Spencer.

Talking SCHOP! A new ‘buon compleanno’

It was yet another delicious and fun monthly dinner with my oldest friends.

Harlem EatUp! 2016

This year's Harlem EatUp! event bringing out some of the best and brightest from Uptown restaurant scene as well as some new flavors.

Behind the Photo: Harlem Eat Up! Class of 2016

Last year’s Harlem EatUp!’s first class photo took place in front of a couple of brownstones on 119th Street in homage to Art Kane’s iconic photo, “A Great Day in Harlem.”

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