I Am Chef Apple

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How to Take a Good Picture of Food

[gallery ids="1073,1074,1075,1076"] When was the last time you signed onto social media and saw a picture of what a friend or celebrity was eating? Probably today. And no, filters don’t make it look that much better. Pictures of food can look just as delicious as the...

Am I Black or White? Why Can’t I Just Be Me?

I was sitting down for dinner with a group of girlfriends at a local restaurant recently and we were discussing the article about the Halle Berry interview and her statements about "One Drop" and her daughter  in a recent Ebony Magazine issue in a light...

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Use The Farmers’ Market Manners God Gave You

[gallery columns="4" size="large" ids="982,983,984,985"] Every Sunday, when I lived in Baltimore, I would suck it up and go to the Farmers'' Market under the 83 South bridge (Jones Falls Expressway) a few blocks from where I lived at about 8 am. I'm not really that much...

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Vegas, Baby!

[gallery ids="827,828,829,830,831,833"]   Recently I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the creme de la creme of F&B conventions. The Nightclub and Bar Show. There is a level of excitement you feel when you get any kind of a professional invite and to say the...

My First Foray Onto YouTube

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El Manifesto de Manzana

[gallery ids="1053,1052,1051,1049,1048,1047,1046,1001"] I'm going through this stage where I want to make my life better. I want to be in-tune with the world, my energy and the energy around me, you know all that cosmic stuff. So, I decided to sit and write what I consider...

My Life List

So, I'm working on a life list. I hate the word bucket, so bucket list is definitely out of the question. These are things that I would like to do before I pass this life here on earth. Some of them may make sense, some...