About Tanya Holland

Tanya Holland is the executive chef and owner of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side BBQ in West Oakland, CA. @mstanyaholland

A white bowl filled with Creole shrimp and grits, with a spoon above the bowl with a shrimp in it.

Creole Shrimp and Grits

Tanya Holland gives us Southern comfort food with Big Easy flair. That’s what we think of these perfectly spiced shrimp swimming in a slightly spicy sauce with ample cheesy grits to soak it all up.

A spiced sweet potato bundt cake on a piece of parchment, being drizzled with chocolate glaze.

Spiced Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

This cake from Tanya Holland has all the warming spices and subtle sweetness you crave come fall. In a delivery system that’s either dress-down or glam-it-up, depending on your occasion.

A round glass baking dish filled with peach nectarine cobbler and a spoon on the side.

Peach Nectarine Cobbler

Sorta rustic, sorta refined, sorta irresistible. That’s what we’re hearing about this nuanced cobbler from Tanya Holland with its cakey biscuits and subtly cinnamon-inflected fruit filling.