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Kysha Harris

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Talking SCHOP! A food film date

When one thinks of food and film, it is usually a date night: either an early movie with post-viewing debate/discussion about the film’s finer and lesser moments over pasta and wine or, vice versa, letting your server know that you are catching a movie in a hour and to speed the plough.

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Talking SCHOP! Movin’ on up with the NYCWFF 2013

I absolutely love this time of the year for more than just the beautiful change in foliage and the weather

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Harlem All Hallow’s Eve happenings

Happy Halloween, Harlem ghouls

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Talking SCHOP! Harlem trick-or-eating

Happy All Hallow’s Eve to you, Harlem.

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Dumplings for everyone

Who doesn’t love a dumpling?

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Talking SCHOP! Harlem is Harvesting

Saturday turned out to be a gorgeous fall day without the rain that was expected. Someone upstairs knew it was the annual Harlem Harvest Festival, presented by Harlem Park to Park. There were little faces, families and hungry Harlemites who were counting on the festivities to carry on.

Food festival season is here

It’s that time of year when you need to add an extra hour of cardio and some more weight training to your workout routine in order to offset all of the calories consumed. Moderation is the key, but then again, this is just once a year, so let’s just throw it into the wind.

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Talking SCHOP! Tequila, tacos & beer, oh my!

As the fall weather begins to settle in, we begin to stock our coffers in preparation for winter hibernation. Yes, we gather food and household items so trips to the store are minimal, but we also gather information for good watering holes and eateries that might soothe some cabin fever should the need arise.

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Talking SCHOP! The Cecil (re)opens

In our ever-changing neighborhood, we are constantly surprised. New places open that become our favorite restaurants, stores and spaces, while some of our favorites have unfortunately closed.

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Talking SCHOP! Turkish soul food in Harlem

Harlem, one of the homes of soul food: fried chicken, ribs, mac and cheese, greens, et al. It is called “soul” because we cook both from the soul and, when it’s good, to the soul. Yes, soul food has been coined as an American cuisine, but I would venture to say that we could find a concept of it in every country.

Talking SCHOP! Vendy Awards 2013

Last weekend marked the ninth annual Vendy Awards, where New York City’s best food street vendors go to be acknowledged and celebrated by foodies and food connoisseurs. It always promises to be a day that will fill you up with food, passion and appreciation.

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Talking SCHOP! Harlem to Oak Bluffs, Part II

I hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day weekend and got a moment to themselves to reflect on the summer and prepare for September, fall and the holiday-laden fourth quarter of the year.

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Talking SCHOP! Harlem to Oak Bluffs, Part I

August is that month! The month where everything slows down. You can’t get anyone on the phone; the streets are a little emptier than usual and your email inbox is filled with “on vacation” auto-responses

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Talking SCHOP! Harlem Restaurant & Retail Week

here is a little something for everyone from Lenox Avenue to Frederick Douglas Boulevard. Here are just some of the $30.13 prix fixe dinner menus that caught my eye.

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Savor Harlem for Harlem Week

Harlem Haberdashery, Harlem Shake and Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association have come together to get you to savor Harlem during Harlem Week. With a series of three events on Lenox Avenue, these Harlem businesses, along with presenting sponsor Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, will be blending the worlds of car culture, cuisine and clothing to celebrate the new renaissance of Harlem during the legendary Harlem Week.

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Places to M.E.A.T: Must Eat at Tomorrow

There are places that have lived on my M.E.A.T. (Must Eat At Tomorrow) list forever for reasons that range from the obvious (it’s in another city) to the financial (I don’t eat for free, people!).

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West Harlem Gastro Cruise

Starting Monday, Aug. 5—and every Monday and Tuesday in August thereafter—you can cruise and eat Harlem. The West Harlem Food & Beverage Association, in conjunction with NY Waterways & Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, DockNYC and the BillyBey Ferry Company, have created the West Harlem Gastro Cruises to encourage tourists and locals to experience Harlem in a unique and fun way.

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West Harlem Gastro Cruise

Starting Monday, Aug. 5—and every Monday and Tuesday in August thereafter—you can cruise and eat Harlem. The West Harlem Food & Beverage Association, in conjunction with NY Waterways & Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, DockNYC and the BillyBey Ferry Company, have created the West Harlem Gastro Cruises to encourage tourists and locals to experience Harlem in a unique and fun way.

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Harlem is Officially Crabby with Joe's Crab Shack

Talking SCHOP!

Tuesday, July 30 saw the official opening of the national seafood chain Joe’s Crab Shack (@joes_crab_shack, 2349 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 212-222-0445, www.joescrabshack.com) in the new behemoth building that also currently houses Party City and Blink Fitness. It is the seventh Joe’s in New York and the first in New York City.

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Tap, tap, turn with family

It’s true, food brings people to together. A holiday, a birthday or just a weekly dinner at a table together can be transformative, and mostly without any verbal cues. Just the shared experience of enjoying that annual glazed ham or mom’s fried chicken says, “Thanks for coming,” and “It’s great to see you.”

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Talking Schop! Change is good

There was someone great who once said, “The only guarantee in life is change.” And change can be great. You know, take a new way home, add a new spice to a dish you can make with your eyes closed or take a trip to somewhere you have never been. Yes, change can be bad too, but guess what? That can change.

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Talking SCHOP! Doin’ it on Dyckman

I hope you enjoyed a long, festive July 4 weekend wherever you were. Thankfully, I spent it in the city.

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Eatery, Harlem Shake Opens in Style

Thursday, June 11 saw the grand opening of Harlem Shake (@harlemshakenyc, 100 W. 124th St....

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Eatery, Harlem Shake Opens in Style

Thursday, June 11 saw the grand opening of Harlem Shake (@harlemshakenyc, 100 W. 124th St. at Lenox Avenue, www.harlemshakenyc.com), which was sponsored by the Amsterdam News (@NYAmNews), Carol’s Daughter (@carolsdaughter), Uptown (@UPTOWNmagazine), Sundae Sermon (@SundaeSermon) and others. Clouds, rain, heavy rain nor torrential rain kept Harlem celebrities and dignitaries, patrons and guests from coming to celebrate Harlem’s newest eatery. In fact, the weather proved that rain IS good luck!

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The Great, rainy Googa Mooga festival in Brooklyn

Albeit under cover of rain, I finally made it to the Great Googa Mooga in...

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My Recipe Inspiration

Every week I am in the grocery stores shopping for clients and seeing all of...

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Celebrating my grandmother's legacy

Today, I gather with family, friends and students to celebrate the life of my grandmother,...

Roberta?!

Sometimes you just need to break away, get out of your neighborhood ... your island...

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Memories of Totto Ramen

In this city of "go, go, go," there is nothing more special than slowing down...

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Happy New New Year!

I love this time of the year! I really do! I take crazy pictures of...

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Change in a Package

The other day I was asked, "What is your favorite season?" I couldn't answer definitively...

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New Kitchen for spring

Hallelujah! Spring has finally arrived! It's time to shed a layer or two, resume your...

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Seasonal Easter fish stew

... And then it's spring and Easter is upon us. It's hard to tell with...

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2 for 1 Deal

Yes, spring is just around the corner, but with temperatures like the ones we have...

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Passion of the pork

A couple of Sundays back, I had the pleasure of attending Cochon 555 at Chelsea...

Got 'til it's gone

A very happy and loving Valentine's Day to you and yours! I hope you made...

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Talking SCHOP! What is in a name?

What IS in a name? Expecting parents spend months--if not years--debating and deciding with what...

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It's halftime!

I'll admit it: I don't care who wins the Super Bowl on Sunday. There, I...

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Love in three courses

There is no better way to start a new year than with a wedding, especially...

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Lucky No. 13!

Phew! We are still here! That Mayan calendar had it wrong? Shocking! I don't believe...

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Mr. & Mrs. Claus' night out!

We're less than a week away before Santa brings his jolly, rotund self to our...

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Maison Harlem: Comme ci...

Harlem seems to be ever changing, much like New York City in general. Sometimes on...

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Let them entertain!

There aren't many more days before good ole St. Nick comes down your chimney or...

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Chez Thanksgiving

There might be a new modus operandi in town on Thanksgiving Day. It's called "eating...

Leftovers and over and over

Happy Thanksgiving, family! I hope you and yours are together and safe today and always,...

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Turkey Time: Recipes and tips

No time or words to waste. Here is my annual turkey recipe for Donna, Ms....

Thanksgiving: A Dickens tale

'Twas the week before Thanksgiving and all through the kitchen, Not a recipe was stirring...

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What's haunting Harlem

I had a great time last year traipsing around the neighborhood in my Harlem Harajuku...

Warm hearth, warm heart

While I love the light and breezy cooking of summer, I look forward to all...

Big on Minis

A few weeks back, I was strolling Lenox Avenue with a friend en route to...