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Kysha Harris

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New York City Hot Sauce Expo 2015

New York City heats up Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 with High River Sauces’ third annual New York City Hot Sauce Expo (@NYCHotSauceExpo), taking place at the Brooklyn Expo.

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Talking SCHOP! You’re so AmNewsFOOD

The Amsterdam News is excited to be an official media sponsor of the first annual Harlem EatUp! festival (@HarlemEatUp), going down May 14–17.

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A Great Day (for food) in Harlem

Styled to pay homage to the iconic 1958 photo “A Great Day in Harlem,” Harlem EatUp! Festival's founding sponsor Citi and organizers staged a commemorative photo shoot featuring Harlem chefs and restaurateurs.

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Talking SCHOP! Two-for-one holiday weekend

Kysha "SCHOPgirl" Harris gives a review of Manhattan restaurant Indian Road Cafe.

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… Into Easter

Kysha Harris shares some recipes to try at the dinner table this Easter Sunday.

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Talking SCHOP! Emerging from winter…

Kysha "SCHOPgirl" Harris shares a recipe for an arugula salad.

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Harlem represents at Bone Broth Festival

There are trends when it comes to fashion, technology and most industries. Food is no exception. The latest trend is simple, wholesome and, some would say, homeopathic.

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Talking SCHOP! Harlem-made vegetarian eggrolls

SChopgirl reviews Watkins Health Foods & Juice Bar on west 125th St. in Harlem.

Hurry curry chicken

"SChopgirl" Kysha Harris shares her recipe for a curry chicken dish.

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Talking SCHOP! Pecan + salmon = good!

"SChopgirl" Kysha Harris shares one of her recipes for Salmon with Pecans and Rosemary.

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Beware Killer Bread

Walk quietly and carry a healthy appetite when entering Fairway and be on the lookout for bread, Dave’s Killer Bread (@KillerBread), that is.

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Talking SCHOP! Taking uptown Upland

I see the buds on the trees—spring is right under this snow. Therefore, I am pulling back the reins to do some body “spring cleaning.”

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International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York 2015

It’s time once again for the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York. This premier event, held at the Javitz Center, begins Sunday, March 8, running through Tuesday, March 10.

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Talking SCHOP! LoLo’s: The gathering place

With all of this snow, ice and cold we’ve been having, a quick last-minute island escape would be beyond divine. Thank goodness spring is just around the corner, but if patience is not your strong suit, there’s a ray of sunshine right on West 116th Street filled with all of the trappings of island life called LoLo’s Seafood Shack.

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Chefs do deliver in Harlem

Friends and executive chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Daniel Boulud delivered meals to homebound elderly to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Citymeals-on-Wheels’ “Chefs Deliver” program.

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Talking SCHOP! #HarlemOnTheRise

Wednesday, Feb. 18, Harlem Park to Park (@HarlemPark2Park, HP2P) presented the third annual Harlem Hospitality and Culinary Conference, newly set at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (@SchomburgCenter).

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Restaurant Weeks here and there

If you love to eat and have a list of restaurants you continually tick off as you go, sharpen your pencils, bundle up and get going—the Restaurant Weeks are here!

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Talking SCHOP! Forbidden food

Traif being the Yiddish word for non-kosher, is this little eatery that celebrates pork, shellfish and globally inspired soul food. I say, “Got it,” “Yes” and “Bring it on!”

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Amarula for amour

Are you looking for a little something special to add to your Valentine’s Day cocktail? Something that perhaps might induce that stare, that glimmer in the eye, that je ne sais quoi of your betrothed? The answer lies in Africa’s Marula tree.

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Talking SCHOP! Give ’em the world for Valentine’s Day

Now, if there were only a way to capture that food moment, put it in a box and take it home, you would. Enter Try the World (@TryTheWorld), an online subscription service that brings the flavors of the world to your door.

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2015 Harlem Hospitality and Culinary Conference

Harlem Park to Park will host its third annual Harlem Hospitality and Culinary Conference Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the prestigious Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Talking SCHOP! A Korean silver lining

SChopGirl shares a recipe from David Chang for a roasted pork butt--Korean style.

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The Super Bowl drum (sticks)

Chicken drumsticks are always a hit, and they are perfect for a Super Bowl gathering because of their easy one-hand eating. Here’s a simple, easy and quick recipe.

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Talking SCHOP! A Far East Super Bowl …

No matter the Roman numerals that follow, the Super Bowl proves to be a great American tradition about the convivial experience, the togetherness and, of course, the food.

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Talking SCHOP! Empire Diner dining

Newly refurbished and reopen for business, Empire Diner offers patrons good, simple food and friendly service in a comforting atmosphere.

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Talking SCHOP! Poly-holiday meal

Last year … OK, just last month (does that joke ever get old?) … my college girlfriends got together for our annual holiday meal.

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Talking SCHOP! Visions of 2015 at Lido

There is an old saying that whatever you are doing on New Year’s Eve is a symbol of what your coming year will be.

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Chefs deliver in Harlem

Last week, Chef J.J. Johnson of the Cecil and Minton’s in Harlem brightened the day of 30 homebound elderly New Yorkers by preparing and delivering meals as part of Chefs Deliver for the Citymeals program.

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Talking SCHOP! Barbados: Cook. Eat. Drink. Part II

Last I left you with the setup to what would be a dynamite vacation on the beautiful island of Barbados: a pot of pilau (a rice dish), a fully stocked kitchen and some due diligence in the grocery store.

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Sweet Bazzar

I fell in love with guava while in Tobago in the form of homemade jelly on homemade bread with butter.

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Talking SCHOP! Barbados: Cook. Eat. Drink. Part I

Happy holidays, everyone! Again, I find myself wondering where the time went and reducing the year to simply hot and cold—cold always meaning the end.

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Talking SCHOP! Sides of thanks

I have returned from an awesome respite in the Caribbean.

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Something to wine about

Whether you are going to a Thanksgiving dinner or inviting friends and family over to give thanks, a bottle or two of great wine always enhances the experience. V

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TALKING SCHOP! #Thankful

Our Kysha Harris gives a recipe for the perfect Thanksgiving Day turkey.

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Talking SCHOP! Dark theater, bright bites

Food festival season is finally a wrap.

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Talking SCHOP! ‘Best Food Week Ever!’ Part II

Usually, food lightning never strikes twice, especially in the same week. But leave it to food festival season 2014 to surprise me and make me feel like a newbie once again.

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Talking SCHOP! Ponty Bistro ponies up in Harlem

Quiet as it is not kept, there are still areas of Harlem being developed.

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Talking SCHOP! Sunday antics in Brooklyn

Once this fall routine starts to settle in, time just seems to go far, far away.

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Food festivals this way come

While the end of summer brings sadness to some for the loss of long, hot, carefree days, for others, it is the beginning of food festival season.

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Talking SCHOP! NYC: Our oyster

Just as quick as it comes, there summer goes and Mr. Fall has arrived. That slight chill in the air wraps you up at night and wakes you up in the morning.

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Happening in and out of Harlem

Oyster Bash NYC, presented by Chefs Table NYC, is a fully immersive experience featuring an extensive menu of oysters, guided tastings and oyster selections curated by special guest Julie Qiu of the popular blog “In a Half Shell.”

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Talking SCHOP! Be sweet in September

Monday, Sept. 8, former White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses and Harlem’s own Aliyyah Baylor, co-owner of Make My Cake, taught a dynamic cake decorating class at Make My Cake.

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Talking SCHOP! A Crispo return to fall

It’s back-to-school time for your little and not-so-little ones.

Talking SCHOP! Post Labor Day Blues

You get exactly 2.3 seconds to lament about the waning days of summer. August gave us fall-like days, so perhaps September will keep the air conditioner running a little longer.

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Talking SCHOP! A year at Betony

There are wonderful milestones in our lives that are cause for celebration. Exactly how that celebration goes down is up to those involved. It can be loud and celebratory or intimate and close. No matter the marker, don’t let those unique times pass.

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Talking SCHOP! Easy Being Green

Time is running out on summer. Enough mucking about! Here are a couple of green recipes for your late-summer repertoire. They are quick and easy and can be a light and refreshing main or side dish.

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Tap+Cork 2014

I don’t know how I missed the first one, but it is time for the second annual Tap+Cork

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Tarrytown nuptial retreat

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August is a great time to get out of the city. New York, and the tristate area in general, has so much to offer and is only less than a couple of hours away to boot. Having a Metro-North stop right at 125th Street is yet another great reason to be a Harlemite.

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Talking SCHOP! Getting it in!

August is the summer month when the streets seem empty, everyone takes their annual family vacation and life in general slows down a bit before the fall mayhem ensues.

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Talking SCHOP! Sizzling feet on Lenox

Your eyes are not deceiving you. Those grooves on the sidewalk on Lenox Avenue between 127th Street and 118th Street are real. Last Tuesday, loyal and patient Harlemites and patrons made their way up and down the avenue for the second annual Lenox Sizzles restaurant crawl.

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