Brown Sugar Kitchen's Tanya Holland's Down-Home Recipes From West Oakland

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Tanya Holland is the first to admit she never expected to be cooking fried chicken and waffles in the heart of West Oakland. Holland, who trained at one of France's top cooking schools, says she fell in love with Oakland and its people, which is why she decided to open Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ there. Chef Holland joins us to talk about her innovative take on soul food, and why her Oakland neighbors are such an integral part of her cuisine and her mission. Her new cookbook is called "Brown Sugar Kitchen: New-Style, Down-Home Recipes from Sweet West Oakland."

Recipes from "Brown Sugar Kitchen"


Tanya Holland, owner and executive chef at Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ in Oakland