From The Bronx To The World: Ghetto Gastro Is The Movement’s Kitchen

Happy to say that I was a contributing writer for the September/October issue of Essence Magazine. I wrote a profile on a culinary collective from the Bronx, New York that supports BLM and is changing the way chefs enter the food industry. Check out the article in the Essence Eats section and don’t forget to […]

ESSENCE 50th Anniversary Issue

Happy to say I was one of the contributors to Essence’s 50th Anniversary Issue. My Essence Eats column charted the history of some classic restaurants that were around when Essence began in 1970. It also highlighted new eateries that are breaking ground and continuing to support the African American community.

Barbados Chefs are Cooking Amazing Bajan Cuisine

Need a break from the pandemic warfront? Yes I know we can’t travel anywhere, right now, but we can dream can’t we?  Check out my article on three of the top emerging chefs in Barbados on Essence.com. Someday we’ll be able to run back to the Caribbean, and when we do these chefs will welcome you […]

Feast on Toronto’s Multicultural Cuisine

Discover a vibrant international food scene in a city that’s home to 230 different nationalities. There are countless reasons to visit the very multicultural city of Toronto, the largest city in Canada. Movie lovers flock to the Toronto International Film Festival. Sightseers explore CN Tower. Tourists pedal around town on Toronto Bicycle Tours. Romantics head to Niagara Falls. And, history lovers follow in […]

ESSENCE Eats: The New York Fashion Week Edition

THESE GIFTED BLACK CHEFS AND RESTAURATEURS ARE LEAVING THEIR IMPRINT ON THE FOOD SCENE. WELCOME TO THE NEW WAVE OF GRUBBING IN NEW YORK CITY.  (To read this article in its entirety, go to: https://www.essence.com/lifestyle/essence-eats-the-new-york-fashion-week-edition/#462900 or click this link)

New Orleans: Dig into Soul/Creole Cooking & Haute Soul/Korean Cuisine

With a restaurant scene that rivals the world’s best, finding a great place to eat and drink in the Big Easy during the Essence Music Festival, is well easy.  Tanya Dubuclet and Lenora Chong, two enterprising chefs/restauranteurs, are serving some of the finest food in NOLA at restaurants they created.  (To read this article in […]

Artists Wow the Crowds at the 2019 Capital Jazz Festival

The 27th Annual Capital Jazz Festival beckoned thousands of music lovers to the Merriweather Post Pavilion at Symphony Woods in Columbia, MD. The outdoor venue features two stages: The Pavilion Stage, the main stage, is open-air but has a roof, which is indispensable when it rains, which it often does; The Symphony Woods Stage is completely […]