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