Custom Fuel Pizza, located at 2288 Frederick Douglass Blvd on the Southeast corner of 123rd Street, held a launch party on the evening of Tuesday, March 4th, 2014. Continue Reading →
From Thanksgiving through Kwanzaa I try to focus my attention on sharing the holiday season with people I love while we eat great meals that are prepared with love. Continue Reading →
Thanksgiving is a great time to teach your kids about cooking and entertaining with your style. Make them play different roles throughout the process so that they can observe and learn. Continue Reading →
Have you been blessed to have loved ones to live to be 70 years old or older? If so, somewhere in between the late 70s and beyond our roles begin reversing and you will be given the opportunity to care for the elders who once cared for you. Continue Reading →
As I mature I’m starting to get more like my late maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lola Jackson, by going to services for people I didn’t personally know and it is getting spooky folks. Continue Reading →
Are you aware of GMOs or GEs and how they are impacting your life? GMOs stands for genetically modified organisms and GEs stand for genetically engineered foods. Continue Reading →
The Hudson River Café is a gem that a lot of people within the Harlem community have yet to discover, but it shines brightly never the less. For one, its “Nuevo Latino” cuisine is helping to diversify our choices within the Harlem community. Two, the presentation of its dishes makes it stand out as “Nuevo Latino” versus traditional Latin cuisine.
Three, they have two outdoor patios within the restaurant space like no other restaurant within Harlem’s borders. Four, the service we received was up to par with any other fine dining establishment located in the city. And lastly, their prices have been slightly reduced, making the restaurant more affordable for even senior citizens looking for a nice place to eat within the Harlem community. Continue Reading →
One Saturday morning in March I picked up the March/April 2011 edition of Edible Manhattan, The Good Meat Issue on the Greenmarkets information table at the Isham Street Farmer’s Market (a year round market located up in the Inwood section of Manhattan).
I almost missed my stop coming back to Harlem on the A train because I was so mesmerized by the articles. I have attached two links for this issue.
Happy 2nd anniversary to my column and I want to thank God and my readers for this culinary journey. During this holy time of the year I want to reflect on the pivotal role that the black church has played in establishing Harlem as the “Mecca” of black life in America. It is around the time when the black church began its “dual role” of nourishing the spiritual and physical souls of Harlem.
Spiritually speaking black churches started nourishing us in 1904 when blacks began migrating from the South to New York fueled by their desire to seek better jobs, education for their children, and to leave Jim Crow policies and lynching violence in the South behind.
Redevelopment forced blacks out of the original NYC neighborhoods we inhabited from the west 30s to the west 60s. At that time we couldn’t vote, and had no political clout to speak of so our religious leaders represented us.
By Lil Nickelson
“Restaurant Week” is held at different times and locations throughout the U.S. It showcases and promotes the finest food in eateries in each geographic region. You can enjoy creative, fresh three course meals from the area’s best restaurants for a fixed price. Continue Reading →
By Lil Nickelson
Valentine’s Day is this coming and love is in the cold air. Food for lovers can be made and savored in the intimacy of your home. Start the day off by fixing your partner’s favorite breakfast before you leave for work. You can do some advance prep work for your Valentine’s Day dinner on Sunday evening. Continue Reading →
For 2011 I have designated the following six healthy resolutions geared towards making positive changes in my eating and cooking practices: Continue Reading →