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.
Now here’s an Oprah moment for you —I LOVE BEER! However, unlike Oprah’s bread obsession, I don’t drink it every day.
There is always something happening in Harlem, and summer is no exception.
Garlic scapes, that is. The curly firm stalks growing out of soil-submerged garlic bulbs.
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.
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).
Another wonderful independence weekend celebration! I headed to the Berkshires to hang with friends, cook, eat, laugh and repeat.
In this city, finding a restaurant to dine in can be daunting, painful even.
I adore halibut—really, any white big-flake fish.
Though I was thoroughly enjoying the late spring weather, I am excited summer 2016 has arrived.
On my first visit to Seattle, I was so looking forward to having sushi in the Pacific Northwest.
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.
The next day, after a pretty awesome visit to the Olympia Children’s Museum, we stopped into Pacific Northwest seafood chain Anthony’s.
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.
It was yet another delicious and fun monthly dinner with my oldest friends.
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.
The Black Culinary Alliance’s 12th annual Global Food & Wine Experience will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 8.
A taste of the Evergreen State, Seattle!
The Cecil, Harlem’s Afro-Asian-American brasserie has not only flipped up their menu but is now serving lunch, too!
Find out what's new in Harlem!
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.
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.
Do you have what it takes? We are looking for some creative, ambitious, focused, passionate and resourceful interns to be part of the team.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Greetings! I’m writing to you “live” from the beaches of Ocean Bay Park, Fire Island.
There is much to keep you entertained uptown these days. Call a couple of friends and check out what’s going on in Harlem!
Bed-Stuy’s premiere beer and wine event, Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest (@TapCork), is set to take place Aug. 14-15.
Another Friday brought the opportunity to get on some mode of transportation out of the city to a destination of relaxation.
I have made it my mission for the summer of 2015 to get away every weekend I possibly can.
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).
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.
After all of these years, I finally made it to the Fancy Food Show at the Javitz Center.
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.
As per usual, the Berkshires proved to be a welcome respite from all things city life.
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.
It seems like we wait forever for the summer months to arrive.
There’s a relatively new boss in town and just in time to celebrate a long holiday weekend.
As Frank Sinatra said, “Chicago is my kind of town,” from the people to the sights and, of course, the food.
A trip to Kentucky could not be complete without visiting a house of bourbon, if not the whole Kentucky bourbon trail.
Greetings from Louisville and Chicago!
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.
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.
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.