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Talking SCHOP! ‘I’m So AmNewsFOOD!’ Are you?

And just like that, it is time again to begin our search for our fourth annual Amsterdam News “I’m So AmNewsFOOD!” Harlem EatUp! contest.

Talking SCHOP! Brunching at 50

To me, family and friends are everything I need to get by. We are there for each other from ups to downs and everything in between. So, when my favorite (and only) sister, Heather, hit the big 5-0, we had ...

Talking SCHOP! Super Bowl wings

I have put the training in, and I am ready to suit up for Super Bowl LII! OK, so I am talking about food and not athletics, but do not get it twisted.

Talking SCHOP! The restaurants of 2017

By now, it would seem I just cannot let go of 2017! This piece is my third (and final) reflection on the year that is sure to make another appearance in 2018.

Talking SCHOP! Thank you 2017, again

Thank goodness we got a break from that bitter cold and bomb cyclone (cyclone bomb?). I was so happy to have a stocked fridge and tons of leftovers. I did not leave my house for days…and then I got the ...

Talking SCHOP! 2018! Bring it!

What an amazing Christmas 2017 for my family and me. I hosted my brood for a feast of pernil and kumquat rosemary roasted chicken with sides of roasted mashed yams, macaroni and cheese, haricot vert and mushrooms and eight-hour braised ...

Talking SCHOP! A Merry, Merry Christmas!

Today marks T-minus 96 hours until Papa Noel slides down that chimney.

Academy of Art University’s top 10 designers show East-to-West elegance

From unconstructed garments to classic and tailored cuts, Academy of Art University’s top 10 designers focused on 2018 spring and fall designs.

Merry Christmas from Marcus Samuelsson

Christmas came early for chef restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson and his team with a new restaurant in Newark, N.J., and the release of Red Rooster’s first album.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem Holidays

This past weekend my company, SCHOP!, planned and catered a lovely birthday brunch for one of my besties in the world, NiLu Harlem gift store owner Katrina Parris-Pinn.

Talking SCHOP! A moment in España

I just returned from a transformative dining experience in East Harlem. I am still vibrating.

Santa Claus is coming to Harlem

Santa Claus is coming to Harlem at Harlem Park to Park’s Holiday Vendor Fair. He, along with his trusty elves, will be giving hugs and taking names at Santa’s Village this Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ...

Talking SCHOP! Remaining thankful

So often the holidays, and the end of the year for that matter, bring anxieties about family togetherness, false starts and unrequited goals. It can be overwhelming and paralyzing at times.

Talking SCHOP! ‘Perfect bite’ leftovers pie

A very happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope you are tucking into some well-prepared foods and beverages with the people you love. My niece Courtney took the helm this Thanksgiving tasking out dishes. We have a nice assortment of foods ...

Talking SCHOP! It’s the turkey recipe, y’all

The leaves have finally begun to fall. The clock has been set back an hour. The Christmas advertisements have started to run. Hold up!