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!

Your love and God’s Love We Deliver

God’s Love We Deliver, the leading provider of nutritious, medically tailored meals to those living with chronic illnesses in the New York metro area, recently celebrated its delivery of 20 million meals since 1985.

Talking SCHOP! Bells for Belle

Many, many months ago, I heard of a small restaurant on Seventh Avenue. It was the first chef’s table restaurant with only 12 seats and an open residential style kitchen. I was intrigued.

National Hiring Day at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market is searching for passionate, food-focused candidates to join its team.

Talking SCHOP! All hail, Babu Ji!

I love me some good food! No matter the cuisine, if it is good, I am in. Great food, on the other hand, cannot be forgotten.

Talking SCHOP! To 10 more years!

Ten years of doing anything is a milestone for any person, business or organization. The Food Network and Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival is no exception.