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Brown Sugar Kitchen: New-Style, Down-Home Recipes from Sweet West Oakland (Soul Food Cookbook, Southern Style Cookbook, Recipe Book) Hardcover – Illustrated, 3 November 2014

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Tanya Holland and her Brown Sugar Kitchen represent everything that is great about Oakland: diversity, collegiality, rugged entrepreneurialism, and soulful authenticity. In her restaurant and this cookbook, she has captured something deliciously simple yet extraordinarily powerful: the food that embodies our shared American roots, and its power to bring us together. - Aisha Tyler, comedienne, actress, and author of Self-Inflicted Wounds

Tanya Holland has made a beautiful commitment to West Oakland, creat-ing a vibrant, joyful restaurant that is a pillar of the local community. With robust, soulful recipes using seasonal and local ingredients, this book is a wonderful reflection of the spirit she has fostered at Brown Sugar Kitchen. - Alice Waters

Tanya's come-hither cookbook inspired both the armchair traveler and the armchair chowhound in me. Reading it, I imagined the pleasure of liv-ing in West Oakland, having a regular seat of my own at Brown Sugar's counter, and ordering up my favorite dishes without even having to look at the menu. With this book in hand, I know that every choice is a winner. - Sara Moulton, host of Sara's Weeknight Meals on public television

To be outside the South at the Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, California eating shrimp n' grits with a side of cornbread and a glass of lemonade is priceless! - Taj Mahal

About the Author

Tanya Holland is chef/owner/urban pioneer/restaurateur of Brown Sugar Kitchen. She was formally trained at La Varenne and is a former Food Network television personality (her show was called Melting Pot). Her first cookbook, New Soul Cooking, was published by STC in 2003. Holland opened B-Side BBQ, a restaurant specializing in barbecue, located around the corner from Brown Sugar Kitchen, in 2011. Her professional associations include Les Dames, AIAP, and the University of Virginia.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 1452122342
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (3 November 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781452122342
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1452122342
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 19.05 x 2.22 x 26.04 cm
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3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book, just okay recipes. (So far)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chicken & Waffles done right...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Down home southern comfort food with a light updated twist!
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