Where does the time go? No really, summer is waning. It is August, Halloween decorations are in stores and friends are posting pictures of their children with #backtoschool! I am not ready.
The seventh annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival welcomed more than 15,000 guests Sunday, July 23.
When one of your great Cali friends blows into town and asks to get lunch, you quickly assess the day’s responsibilities.
I am so grateful for all of the local farmers this time of year with awesome produce, meats and products. It is the only time I think to go. However, there are other opportunities for city dwellers to get farm fresh produce that always escape my timing.
…and I (along with many others) keep on takin’ it.
was quickly hustling my way across (…up, down?) Atlantic Avenue when I walked by a store I heard of many times. I thought, “Well, I am here, just take a quick lookie-loo,” and into Sahadi’s I went.
A tradition might be starting … my birthday and great food.
Last week was all about broccoli. Thanks for indulging me. I hope you enjoyed it...
The third annual Harlem EatUp! festival is less than one month away! We are preparing our stomachs, ears, eyes and souls for all of the food, music, art and culture Harlem has to offer.
We mustn’t forget about the side dishes at the holiday table, especially because spring has sprung and all of our favorite vegetables are back and better than before. Here is my recipe for my favorite, roasted asparagus with mushroom breadcrumbs.
When I see blossoms in Harlem, it makes me feel a certain way.
Do you have a friend, colleague or family member who is just beginning their career as a food maker?
Last week, co-founders Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz announced that ticket sales have begun for the third annual Harlem EatUp! festival taking place May 15-21, 2017.
If you are like me and love a good authentic New York City bagel but not the travel to get it, the former street vendor, now brick-and-mortar BO’s Bagels (@BOsBagels, 235 W. 116 St., 917-902-8345, www.bosbagels.com) has you covered.
Last week, I told you about an impending chili challenge initiated by a friend.
I write this the day before the major nor’easter snowstorm is about to blow through, and I have already planned my storm menu.
The third annual Harlem EatUp! festival will be here before we know it, and we continue our search for you, Harlem foodmakers, to participate in this year’s “I’m So AmNewsFOOD” contest.
My recent trip to Los Angeles was all business … family business.
I have been putting my slow cooker to work this winter to great results.
Just returning from a trip to Los Angeles with family.
She returned to the city she loves and the people who inhabit it.
Have you been strolling 125th Street and peeped a small sweets shop on the south side between Lenox and Fifth avenues?
On one recent night I was home minding my business when my friend, Kate, called to invite me to a tasting.
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.
There is no time like the first week of the year to set your intentions and get your affairs in order.
Happy New Year! You know how the holidays go.
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.
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.
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.
Kudos to my mom for a truly wonderful Thanksgiving. The invitation, “come and bring containers for leftovers.”
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?
I’ve had nothing but great meals and experiences at every Tom Colicchio eatery in which I have dined.
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.
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.
A couple of Harlem friends and I decided a “catch up” was desperately needed—nothing too fussy, something local.
Last week chef and restauranteur, Marcus Samuelsson, celebrated the release of his latest publication, “The Red Rooster Cookbook.”
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.
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.
My visit to LA was not primarily about food
When planning the weekend to Austin, Texas, with my crew, I realized I had not been back to Los Angeles in nearly eight years.
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.
Just finished the first leg of my Midwest/West Coast excursion.
Food editor Kysha Harris explores the cuisine at Martha's Vineyard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get ready again for Harlem Restaurant & Retail Week!
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.
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.