So, I was in the supermarket last week meal planning and shopping for one of my weekly clients...
Last week I had the honor to attend Harlem and Paris Meet in Midtown, a dinner at Sofitel New York.
And just like that, it is time again to begin our search for our fourth annual Amsterdam News “I’m So AmNewsFOOD!” Harlem EatUp! contest.
Yes, we are all highly anticipating the release of “Black Panther” in Black History Month!
I have known chef JJ Johnson for more than 10 years since he was the first chef at Nectar Wine Bar, an annex gathering spot to the then Harlem Vintage (not Vintage Harlem).
I have put the training in, and I am ready to suit up for Super Bowl LII! OK, so I am talking about food and not athletics, but do not get it twisted.
By now, it would seem I just cannot let go of 2017! This piece is my third (and final) reflection on the year that is sure to make another appearance in 2018.
I just returned from a transformative dining experience in East Harlem. I am still vibrating.
So often the holidays, and the end of the year for that matter, bring anxieties about family togetherness, false starts and unrequited goals. It can be overwhelming and paralyzing at times.
I do love Halloween—seeing kids both young and old getting into the spirit. I do my best to buy candy I don’t like to distribute for trick-or-treating. The problem is there isn’t much candy I don’t like.
Fall is finally here, Halloween costume planning is in full movement and Harlem Park to Park’s annual Harlem Harvest Festival is going down this Saturday, celebrating the harvest season.
Harlem Park to Park and the office of Senator Brian Benjamin hosted a news conference to highlight the success of the inaugural Harlem Local Vendor Program with Whole Foods Market.
…and the feeling was certainly right! Monday night, I along with chef Tiffany Minter and chef Aaliyah Baylor were the first all-female chefs for the Black Chef Series held at Blujeen in Harlem.
This recipe from Bon Appetit makes the perfect side dish for the holiday table or for a weeknight roast chicken dinner.
In 2015, I had my first visit to Taste Talks in Brooklyn and had a terrific time. This year I headed back to see what was on the agenda.
I know summer is not over just yet, but I can’t help trolling for awesome fall recipes to cook now or for the upcoming holiday spreads.
Missing the annual U.S. Open Food Tasting Preview last year was a bummer! I had to settle for a delicious Fuku fried chicken sandwich from concessions and a couple of the signature Honey Deuce Grey Goose cocktails to make up for it.
The Food Business Pathways Program is designed exclusively for NYCHA residents who want to start or grow food businesses.
OK, so I missed the eclipse (next one in 2024), but I was returning from another fun family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard with my aunt and cousin. The planets do need to align for it to happen, if that counts.
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?