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 fifteenth season of Top Chef. She is the executive chef of Town Fare. She holds a Grande Diplôme from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, and has served as the president of the San Francisco chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier. Maria C. Hunt is a California-based journalist specializing in cultural stories around wine, food, design, and wellness. Maria has written for Esquire, Wine Enthusiast, Dwell, Architectural Digest, the New York Times, and Christian Science Monitor. She's the author of The Bubbly Bar: Champagne + Sparkling Wine Cocktails for Every Occasion. Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz holds a PhD in African diaspora studies and anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley; an MA in African American studies from the University of California at Berkeley; and a BA in Black studies and history from the College of William and Mary.