Chef Tanya Holland. This week on Sharp & Hot, Emily Peterson chats with Tanya Holland, Executive Chef and Owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ in Oakland, CA. Holland is known for her inventive takes on modern soul food, as well as comfort classics.The author of New Soul Cooking: Updating a Cuisine Rich in Flavor and Tradition (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang), Holland is perhaps best known for her role as a host and expert on Soul Food for the "Melting Pot" series on Food Network. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

"I've always liked creating environments and connecting people. I like restaurants as a vehicle for that kind of connection." 12:00

--Tanya Holland on Sharp & Hot