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.

Talking SCHOP! Guma some more

Happy all hallows’ eve Harlem! Now, whether you deserve a “trick” or a “treat,” I will let the ghosts and goblins be the judge.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem Harvest Festival 2019

And just like that, Harlem celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Harlem Harvest Festival on Saint Nicholas Avenue between 117th and 118th streets.

Talking SCHOP! First Course NYC, thank you!

The NYC Department of Small Business Services has launched First Course NYC, a paid culinary apprenticeship to train New Yorkers and connect them to quality entry-level line cook jobs in leading New York City restaurants.

Talking SCHOP! A Likkle time in Brooklyn

It was a lazy end of summer Sunday in Harlem.