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Kysha Harris

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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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Talking SCHOP! Masters of meat

The first ever Charcuterie Masters was held at the historic Flushing Town Hall on Northern Boulevard in Queens, showcasing the best meat makers across the country.

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Own a restaurant? Go here!

The 23rd annual International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York is a must-attend event bringing together thousands of foodservice, restaurant and hospitality professionals from New York State and the surrounding areas.

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Food media interns wanted

Do you have what it takes? We are looking for some creative, ambitious, focused, passionate and resourceful interns to be part of the team.

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Talking SCHOP! Eating the Blizzard of 2016

After the record-setting temperatures, after all the joking and debates over global warming, Miss Mother Nature turned down the thermometer and dropped Sir Jonas on the Northeast.

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Eating together … that is all

Yes, Thanksgiving can be about the togetherness of cooking and preparing a large spread for others to enjoy and regale you with copious amounts of compliments for your dressing, yams or apple pie.

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Fried chicken and super heroes

Saturday, Oct. 3, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., our friends at Harlem Shake NYC (@HarlemShakeNYC) are hosting a fried chicken primer, featuring “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science.”

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Fort Lauderdale food shout-outs

I did manage to make it out of town for a week in Fort Lauderdale this summer. The trip was work-related so there was no kicking back, but I managed to squeeze in some good food that is worth a couple of shout-outs.

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Talking SCHOP! Summer’s almost over? Get outta here!

Greetings! I’m writing to you “live” from the beaches of Ocean Bay Park, Fire Island.

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Harlem happenings

There is much to keep you entertained uptown these days. Call a couple of friends and check out what’s going on in Harlem!

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Tap + Cork 2015

Bed-Stuy’s premiere beer and wine event, Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest (@TapCork), is set to take place Aug. 14-15.

Talking SCHOP! Sittin’ on the dock of the lake

Another Friday brought the opportunity to get on some mode of transportation out of the city to a destination of relaxation.

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Talking SCHOP! New Ro rockin’!

I have made it my mission for the summer of 2015 to get away every weekend I possibly can.

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Black Chef Summer Series in Harlem

Monday nights at Harlem’s newest comfort food restaurant, blujeen, just got a little more exciting with the launch of the Black Chef Summer Series (@BlackChefSeries).

Cecil chef delivers

Earlier this month, chef Tai Muhammed of the Cecil hand-delivered some of the 40 meals she prepared for homebound elderly Harlemites as part of the Chefs Deliver for Citymeals program.

Talking SCHOP! Feeling ‘Fancy’ now

After all of these years, I finally made it to the Fancy Food Show at the Javitz Center.

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Summer Sizzles is back!

Lenox Avenue will be on fire Tuesday, July 21, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m, for the third annual Summer Sizzles on Lenox, brought to you by Experience: Harlem and Harlem Park to Park.

Talking SCHOP! Return to Eden

As per usual, the Berkshires proved to be a welcome respite from all things city life.

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Eat more pork

Recently, the National Pork Board launched “The Grill Crashers” campaign, an initiative to show consumers how easy it is to cook lean pork recipes this summer.

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Talking SCHOP! The summer special

It seems like we wait forever for the summer months to arrive.

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Talking SCHOP! Boss hog

There’s a relatively new boss in town and just in time to celebrate a long holiday weekend.

Talking SCHOP! Chicago eats

As Frank Sinatra said, “Chicago is my kind of town,” from the people to the sights and, of course, the food.

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A visit to the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Distillery

A trip to Kentucky could not be complete without visiting a house of bourbon, if not the whole Kentucky bourbon trail.

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Talking SCHOP! While on vacation

Greetings from Louisville and Chicago!

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Talking SCHOP! Harlem EatUp! Firsts, Part I

It’s done! Fini! Finito! Terminado! The inaugural Harlem EatUp! festival has come to a close. Though the weather was a little touch-and-go at times over the weekend, the show went on and the people showed up.

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AmNewsFOOD winner(s)

Thank you to all who submitted dishes to represent the Amsterdam News and AmNewsFOOD at the first ever Harlem Eat Up (@HarlemEatUp) festival taking place in just one week! Harlem restaurants, cooks and food makers showed what they can do, with some delicious dishes and more.

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Talking SCHOP! A ‘Night Out’ for kids

Last week, more than 1,350 charity-minded New Yorkers gathered at 23 Wall St. for the city’s premier culinary event for a cause, Night Out for No Kid Hungry.

Stomp the boulevard!

Kick off the impending mid-week blues and explode into hump day after a night on Harlem’s Restaurant Row, eating, drinking and laughing in reverence of the fourth annual “Food and Drink Boulevard,” presented by Experience: Harlem and the Frederick Douglas Business Alliance.

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Talking SCHOP! A vintage friendship

This week, Kysha "SCHOPgirl" Harris reviews Chuko in Brooklyn.

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Harlem Earth Day 2015

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the Earth! Yes, we should be doing that every day, but this Saturday, April 25, Harlem Park to Park will present Harlem Earth Day in Morningside Park, noon to 4 p.m.

Talking SCHOP! Miso Mania

Kysha "SCHOPgirl" shares her recipes for Miso Black Cod and Red Miso Hangar Steak.

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