Brown Sugar Kitchen is more than a restaurant. This soul-food outpost is a community gathering spot, a place to fill the belly, and the beating heart of West Oakland, a storied postindustrial neighborhood across the bay from San Francisco.
The restaurant is a friendly beacon on a tree-lined parkway, nestled low and snug next to a scrap-metal yard in this Bay Area rust belt. Out front, customers congregate on long benches and sprawl in the grass, soaking up the sunshine, sipping at steaming mugs of Oakland-roasted coffee, waiting to snag one of the tables they glimpse through the swinging doors. Deals are done, friends are made; this is a community in action. In short order, they’ll get their table, their pecan-studded sticky buns, their meaty hash topped with a quivering poached egg. Later in the day, the line grows, and the orders for chef-owner Tanya Holland’s famous chicken and waffles or oyster po’boy fly. This is when satisfaction arrives.
Brown Sugar Kitchen, the cookbook, stars 86 recipes for re-creating the restaurant’s favorites at home, from a thick Shrimp Gumbo to celebrated Macaroni & Cheese to a show-stopping Caramel Layer Cake with Brown Butter–Caramel Frosting. And these aren’t all stick-to-your-ribs recipes: Tanya’s interpretations of soul food star locally grown, seasonal produce, too, in crisp, creative salads such as Romaine with Spring Vegetables & Cucumber-Buttermilk Dressing and Summer Squash Succotash. Soul-food classics get a modern spin in the case of B-Side BBQ Braised Smoked Tofu with Roasted Eggplant and a side of Roasted Green Beans with Sesame-Seed Dressing. Straight-forward, unfussy but inspired, these are recipes you’ll turn to again and again.
Rich visual storytelling reveals the food and the people that made and make West Oakland what it is today. Brown Sugar Kitchen truly captures the sense—and flavor—of this richly textured and delicious place.
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This 1000-watt popcorn maker makes 6 quarts of popcorn the fast and easy way.West Bend has improved on the classic corn popper design by adding a motorized stirring rod which ensures that every single kernel pops, every time. In about five minutes, the Stir Crazy Popper produces up to 6 quarts of perfectly popped corn, using one tablespoon of oil per 1/4 cup corn. You can clean it with just a quick swipe of the sponge. For added flavor, place a bit of butter in the butter well to melt over the corn as it pops. The plastic cover doubles as a serving bowl, so when the cycle is done, just flip it over to enjoy popcorn that’s guaranteed to be good to the last pop.
Note: Please unplug the machine and flip it over when it’s done popping the popcorn
- Popcorn popper with motorized stirring rod to ensure all kernels pop
- Produces up to 6 quarts in about 5 minutes; built-in butter well
- Nonstick-coated popping surface
- Heat-resistant handles and base; plastic cover doubles as serving bowl
- Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
Similar to thick dowels, Lummi sticks are all smooth, and at 3/4″ thick, they are thicker than the combination rhythm sticks. Set of 24 sticks will make 12 pairs. The wooden dowels are left in their natural state (no paint).
- 12 Pairs of 6 inch Lummi Sticks
- 3/4in Thick – Thicker than standard rhythm sticks
- All Natural Wood – No paint or chemical finish
- Sanded smooth
- Great for many classroom activities!
This Caribbean recipes cookbook focuses on the favorite dishes of the people of the Caribbean, dishes you will find if you walk into any Caribbean home. Contains authentic, Caribbean recipes from the gorgeous Islands of Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad.
Learn how to cook the most popular dishes of the Caribbean, all the favorites are here:
• Jerk Chicken
• Fried or boiled dumplings
• Curry Goat
• Stewed Fish
• Rice and Peas
• Ackee and Saltfish
• Caribbean desserts
All recipes are well known throughout the Islands and form an essential part of traditional Caribbean cuisine.
Have you been to the Islands? Re-live that fantastic Caribbean vacation again and again!
Use this cookbook to re-create those wonderful dishes within the comfort of your own home and bring the Caribbean atmosphere to life.
Impress your loved ones and friends!
Produce mouth-watering, exotic dishes to add to your cooking repertoire and compliment your party or gathering with authentic West Indian food.
Easy to follow recipes
Simple recipes using easy to find ingredients. Most meals can be prepared in under 30mins. Suggestions as to which additional foods will best compliment each dish are also provided.
Re-kindle your childhood memories
If you’re familiar with Caribbean Cuisine, enhance your skills. These recipes will show you how to cook Caribbean food the right way. Continue the tradition, teach and pass on these recipes to family members.
Learn how to cook like a true West Indian
Grace Barrington-Shaw was born and raised in Jamaica. Jamaican food is second nature, having worked throughout the Caribbean, Grace has developed a love for all Caribbean cuisine. Within the book, Grace recommends the most authentic and loved Caribbean recipes enjoyed by many throughout the years.
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Designed for versatility and economy, the West Music scarves are brightly colored with hemmed edges for durability.
- 27″ Hemmed Squares
- Set of 12 Scarves in 12 individual colors
- 100% Nylon
- Please note: Movement props are not toys; they are to be used under adult supervision.