The cookbook: Brown Sugar Kitchen by Tanya Holland
The angle: Best recipes from Oakland's own little "soul food outpost."
Recipes for right now: Cornmeal Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup, Creole Shrimp & Grits, Green Chile-Harissa Potato Gratin, Herbed Mushroom Spoon Bread, Jerk Baby Back Ribs, Black-Bottom Maple-Pecan Bars
Who would enjoy this book? If reading any of those recipes has your stomach rumbling, you would enjoy this book.