By Tanya Holland
Brown Sugar Kitchen is greater than a cafe. This soul-food outpost is a group accumulating spot, a spot to fill the stomach, and the thrashing center of West Oakland, a storied postindustrial local around the bay from San Francisco.
The eating place is a pleasant beacon on a tree-lined freeway, nestled low and cushty subsequent to a scrap-metal backyard during this Bay zone rust belt. Out entrance, clients congregate on lengthy benches and sprawl within the grass, absorbing the light, sipping at steaming mugs of Oakland-roasted espresso, ready to snag one of many tables they glimpse during the swinging doorways. bargains are performed, buddies are made it is a group in motion. in brief order, theyll get their desk, their pecan-studded sticky buns, their meaty hash crowned with a quivering poached egg. Later within the day, the road grows, and the orders for chef-owner Tanya Hollands recognized poultry and waffles or oyster poboy fly. this is often while pride arrives.
Brown Sugar Kitchen, the cookbook, stars 86 recipes for re-creating the eating places favorites at domestic, from a thick Shrimp Gumbo to celebrated Macaroni & Cheese to a show-stopping Caramel Layer Cake with Brown Butter–Caramel Frosting. And those arent all stick-to-your-ribs recipes: Tanyas interpretations of soul nutrition famous person in the neighborhood grown, seasonal produce, too, in crisp, artistic salads akin to Romaine with Spring greens & Cucumber-Buttermilk Dressing and summer time Squash Succotash. Soul-food classics get a contemporary spin when it comes to B-Side BBQ Braised Smoked Tofu with Roasted Eggplant and an aspect of Roasted eco-friendly Beans with Sesame-Seed Dressing. Straight-forward, unfussy yet encouraged, those are recipes youll flip to back and again.
Rich visible storytelling finds the nutrition and the folks that made and make West Oakland what it's at the present time. Brown Sugar Kitchen really captures the sense—and flavor—of this richly textured and scrumptious place
About the Authors
Tanya Holland is the administrative chef and proprietor of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ in West Oakland, CA.
Jan Newberry is a nutrition author and previous San Francisco journal foodstuff and wine editor dependent in Oakland, CA.
Jody Horton is a nutrients photographer dependent in Austin, TX.
Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of greater than 14 novels, novellas, and essay and brief tale collections, together with the fantastic Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Telegraph street, and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. He lives in Berkeley, CA.
Foreword through Michael Chabon 16
Welcome to Brown Sugar Kitchen 20
Chapter 1 BREAKFAST & BRUNCH 28
Chapter 2 SNACKS & SALADS 66
Chapter three greens & facets 88
Chapter four SOUPS & SANDWICHES 110
Chapter five huge PLATES & enormous BOWLS 134
Chapter 6 goodies 162
Chapter 7 beverages 194
About the Authors 224