Talking SCHOP! This with that

Now that summer is settling in and we have celebrated our country’s independence, it is time to create some seasonal moments and take part in events around Harlem, the city, the state and the tristate area, for that matter.

Talking SCHOP! A ‘Top Chef’ Juneteenth

Happy belated Juneteenth! I learned more about it when I visited the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, Texas a couple of years ago. June 19, 1865 marks the day the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas and ...

Talking SCHOP! Aldo Sohm more!

On the eve of my 25th college reunion, my friend and fellow alum Liz and I decided to get together for a small reunion of our own.

Talking SCHOP! Harlem did that!

The fourth annual Harlem EatUp! festival is officially in the books! The food and drink were still flowing and the fun broke the sound barrier.


This week I was invited to the first annual #EatLocalEastHarlem food event, highlighting the foods from East Harlem restaurants and food makers.

Talking SCHOP! Melting in the Harlem pot

I really love what I do. You are probably rolling your eyes saying, “Of course you do! You get to eat and drink and write about it.”

Talking SCHOP! It’s time to EatUp!

Like a late blooming tree in spring, just like that, it is time once again for the fourth annual Harlem EatUp! festival taking place this Monday, May 14, through Sunday, May 20, here in our community.

Harlem EatUp! + James Beard = family

The annual Harlem EatUp! James Beard Foundation dinner went down, and it was good!

Talking SCHOP! Found in the triangle: Lost in the moment

Day 2 in Bermuda at the Hamilton Princess and the last full day to soak in all the sun, fun and food of the island.

Talking SCHOP! Found in the Triangle

Last week I returned from a quick respite to Bermuda. Not even our plane being rerouted to and grounded for four hours in Boston could dampen the emotional high from my stay.

Talking SCHOP! Osso bucco, baaabeee!

So, I was in the supermarket last week meal planning and shopping for one of my weekly clients...

Searching, searching … #ImSoAmNewsFOOD

Time is running out and we are still searching for you, you exceptional Harlem food makers, to sample at the fourth annual Harlem EatUp! Festival.

Talking SCHOP! April showers bring Harlem EatUp! 2018

Although these showers might put a damper on your April days, May again brings the fourth annual Harlem EatUp! Festival, May 14 to May 20!

Talking SCHOP! Spring cleaning

We have now officially moved into spring—a great time to clean out that kitchen. Here is your to-do list:

Talking SCHOP! A Virginia rendezvous

You know that moment when you have just had enough? When the next 24 hours might be your undoing if you do not change your scenery? When you just need to get hell out of dodge? Well, that was me ...