Tanya Holland Appearance for Her Cookbook "California Soul"

Renowned Oakland Chef TANYA HOLLAND comes to Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore on Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00pm. Tanya will talk about and sign her recent cookbook Tanya Holland's California Soul: Recipes From a Culinary Journey West.

To attend this free event, you must sign up on Eventbrite or contact the store in person.

Through more than 80 seasonally inspired, comforting recipes, Tanya Holland’s California Soul traces the roots of modern California soul food to the Great Migration, with phenomenal recipes from the acclaimed Bay Area chef, author of Brown Sugar Kitchen and host of Tanya's Kitchen Table. Rooted in a Black Southern cultural repertoire with a twenty-first-century sensibility using local, sustainable, chef-driven, seasonal ingredients, Tanya’s inventive cuisine is showcased in recipes for every season.

The recipes—influenced by the historical migration of African American families, including Tanya’s own—reveal the key ingredients, techniques, and traditions that African Americans brought with them as they left the South for California, creating a beloved version of soul food. Beyond recipes, Tanya Holland’s California Soul spotlights fifteen contemporary Black Californian foodmakers: farmers, coffee roasters, and other talented artisans whose work helps define California soul food, with stunning portraiture and stories. Filtered through the rich history of African American migration that brought her own family from the Deep South to the West Coast, Tanya's dishes are as comforting and delicious as they are steeped in history.

TANYA HOLLAND is the host of Tanya's Kitchen Table on the Oprah Winfrey Network and the podcast Tanya's Table. She is the author of Brown Sugar Kitchen and New Soul Cooking, was the host and soul food expert on the television series Melting Pot, and competed on the 15th season of Top Chef. She holds a Grande Diplôme from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, and is a Trustee of James Beard Foundation and Chair of Awards Committee. Photo by Aubrie Pick.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is required. Registration ends at 4:30 pm on March 21st.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend. 

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

WALK-INS will be accommodated only if space allows.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:45 and 7:00 PM for the event. 

PLEASE leave your companion pets at home.

OUR shared restrooms are not accessible after 6:30 PM, please plan accordingly.

Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Tanya Holland's California Soul: Recipes from a Culinary Journey West [A Cookbook] By Tanya Holland, Maria C. Hunt (With), Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz (With), Alice Walker (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984860729
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 25th, 2022