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Kysha Harris

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Talking SCHOP! Dim sum with the sum

She returned to the city she loves and the people who inhabit it.

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A Piece of Velvet for your slice of heaven

Have you been strolling 125th Street and peeped a small sweets shop on the south side between Lenox and Fifth avenues?

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Talking SCHOP! The house pickles built

On one recent night I was home minding my business when my friend, Kate, called to invite me to a tasting.

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Talking Schop! 2016: Gone but not forgotten, part I

What a year, that 2016! She giveth and taketh away. There are the most evident topics, which don’t need addressing here. Suffice it to say, we shall see what the next four years have in store for us. Let’s just vibrate within the pages of AmNewsFOOD for now.

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Gettin’ on the good food foot for 2017

There is no time like the first week of the year to set your intentions and get your affairs in order.

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Talking SCHOP! Holiday respite at Fig & Olive

Happy New Year! You know how the holidays go.

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Farewell Cecil, Hello Minton’s 2017: the redux

After a three-year run, the Afro-Asian-American Harlem eatery, The Cecil, will close as a restaurant at the end of the year and reopen as a private events space while a long-term vision is determined.

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Talking SCHOP! Needed luck in 2017

I hope you enjoyed a merry Christmas with friends and family and your new year’s plan is as lively or sedate as you desire.

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Talking SCHOP! Sticky roasted carrots

Every time I step into a grocery store to shop for my clients is an opportunity to get inspired and create something new on the weekly menu.

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Best Thanksgiving ever!

Kudos to my mom for a truly wonderful Thanksgiving. The invitation, “come and bring containers for leftovers.”

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Talking SCHOP! First Friendsgiving

Did you take my suggestion from last week’s Talking SCHOP! to practice thankfulness during this holiday season, being in the moment, calmly achieving a state of awareness and being grateful for togetherness?

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Talking SCHOP! Fowler & Wells

I’ve had nothing but great meals and experiences at every Tom Colicchio eatery in which I have dined.

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Harlem Harvest Festival Bake-Off winners

I was honored again to judge the annual Bake-Off at the Harlem Park To Park Harlem Harvest Festival held last month on St. Nicholas Avenue between 116th and 117th streets.

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Talking SCHOP! Ribollita

I am still working my autumn cleaning plan of cooking first from my pantry (freezer and refrigerator, too)to purge and make room for new ingredients.

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Tapping into Hop House

A couple of Harlem friends and I decided a “catch up” was desperately needed—nothing too fussy, something local.

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Talking SCHOP! Red Rooster: The cookbook

Last week chef and restauranteur, Marcus Samuelsson, celebrated the release of his latest publication, “The Red Rooster Cookbook.”

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Lemonade: That cool refreshing eatery

Eddie Murphy said it first, and best, when impersonating Elvis in “Delirious,” but the California fast casual eatery chain, Lemonade (@LemonadeLA, www.lemonadela.com), takes “cool” and “refreshing” to a whole new level.

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Talking SCHOP! Convertible. Sun. Fun. Friends. It’s LA! Part II

My first visit back to Los Angeles in nearly eight years was proving to be just what the doctor ordered: sun, fun and friends, plus a convertible for added effect.

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Magpies: Soft-served in LA

My visit to LA was not primarily about food

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Talking SCHOP! Convertible. Sun. Fun. Friends. It’s LA! Part I

When planning the weekend to Austin, Texas, with my crew, I realized I had not been back to Los Angeles in nearly eight years.

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Taco time touchdown

Last week was all about broccoli. Thanks for indulging me. I hope you enjoyed it...

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A Forthright brunch

It was a Saturday morning. You can take the women out of the city, but you can’t take the brunch out of the women.

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Talking SCHOP! Three days, three nights in Austin Part I

Just finished the first leg of my Midwest/West Coast excursion.

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Talking SCHOP! Getting down on Martha’s Vineyard

Food editor Kysha Harris explores the cuisine at Martha's Vineyard.

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Happy un-labored day

A very happy and joyful Labor Day Weekend to all! I know it will be filled with familiar foods from the grills, smokers, ovens and stovetops, but I say un-labor yourself with salads.

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Talking SCHOP! Fan food fuel in Flushing

The first week of the 2016 US Open (@USOpen) tennis championship is in full swing in Flushing, Queens, and there is plenty to report, not the least of which is the new grandstand and expanded grounds.

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Talking SCHOP! Thelma on Clinton

As serious New Yorkers who appreciate good food, we know how hard it can be sometimes to find that right place to spend our time and money.

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Talking SCHOP! Shrimp + Pasta

I adore shrimp. It is such an easy and versatile ingredient with such a big flavor. Here is my recipe for a quick pasta dish that I love making for my clients and for myself.

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Harlem Restaurant & Retail Week 2016

Get ready again for Harlem Restaurant & Retail Week!

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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 might like.

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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.

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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.

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Sip & Toast Harlem

There is always something happening in Harlem, and summer is no exception.

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Talking SCHOP! The great summer ‘scapes

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

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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.

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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).

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Something to wine about: Rioja

Another wonderful independence weekend celebration! I headed to the Berkshires to hang with friends, cook, eat, laugh and repeat.

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Talking SCHOP! On the Red Farm

In this city, finding a restaurant to dine in can be daunting, painful even.

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Citrus sorrel halibut

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

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Talking SCHOP! Summer is here!

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

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Seattle sushi redeemed!

On my first visit to Seattle, I was so looking forward to having sushi in the Pacific Northwest.

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Talking SCHOP! Part II: Goin’ Back to Seattle

After a fun holiday weekend in Tenino, Wash., it was time to head back to Seattle. Work and school for my friend and nephew, and hiking, exploring and catching up with friends for me. All along the way, I stayed alert to the best bites in Seattle and didn’t make any repeat visits to restaurants from the last trip.

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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.

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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.

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Talking SCHOP! A new ‘buon compleanno’

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

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Vegetarian Food Festival 2016

Headlined by a roster of professional athletes and highly credentialed physicians, the sixth annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival (@NYCVegFoodFest) will go down again Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.

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The BCA Global Food & Wine Experience

The Black Culinary Alliance’s 12th annual Global Food & Wine Experience will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 8.

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Talking SCHOP! An evergreen friendship

A taste of the Evergreen State, Seattle!

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The Cecil: New menu, lunch too?

The Cecil, Harlem’s Afro-Asian-American brasserie has not only flipped up their menu but is now serving lunch, too!

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Shop Harlem, live Harlem

Find out what's new in Harlem!

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