About Deborah VanTrece

Chef Deborah VanTrece opened the acclaimed Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours in 2014, and since then, the award-winning soul food restaurant has appeared on numerous Best Of lists, including features in the New York Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Thrillist, Buzzfeed, Kitchn, and Food & Wine magazine, winning acclaim for her mastery of imported cooking techniques and delicious globally informed cuisine. Chef VanTrece is included in 2020’s Tasty Pride: Recipes and Stories from the Queer Food Community; this is her first cookbook.@chefdeborahvantrece

A table with colourful napkins, a plate with a slice of pie, a cup of coffee, and a yellow pie plate with a chocolate buttermilk pie that's missing one slice.

Chocolate Buttermilk Pie

A creamy, custardy pie that everyone who tested it, also ate it for breakfast. Pie is breakfast, people. Chocolate pie is better than dry toast, for sure.

A platter of baked shrimp with Creole sauce with bread slices on the side.

Baked Shrimp with Creole Sauce

Piles of tender shrimp, smothered in a lush, buttery, spiced sauce that’s perfect for sopping up with bread. Pass the napkins!