Cheryl Smith of Cheryl's Global Soul - Soul, Food, and Music

One Woman Kitchen

26-02-2020 • 40 mins

Cheryl Smith is the embodiment of soul food and Earth mother. She’s the owner and chef of one of Brooklyn's most beloved restaurants, Cheryl’s Global Soul, and she's a caterer, a singer, a photographer, and a TV personality on the Food Network. Cheryl's idea of soul food is as the ultimate comfort that touches your soul. There’s no cuisine that doesn’t have a soul food, and Cheryl has made sure New Yorkers and tourists alike get the real thing, the right way, with a touch of — well—soul. Cheryl shares her story with author and chef Rozanne Gold, including how Cheryl's success and fame started from peddling sandwiches around town; what it's like to be a woman, and a woman of color in the food industry, always having to prove yourself; how its OK to cook soul food from all over the world if you do your homework to keep it authentic; how she became an inadvertent Food Network TV star; and, the force of support from women who believe in Cheryl even more than she believed in herself.