“Soul food, for me, is everything.”
So begins the first episode of “The Great Soul Food Cook-Off,” a new cooking competition on discovery+. In this six-episode series, eight Black chefs from around the country face off in challenges designed to highlight the past and present of soul food. The winner takes home $50,000 — and, of course, bragging rights.
The show is produced by Good Egg Entertainment, the company behind Food Network’s “Chopped,” and is overseen by the Oprah Winfrey Network.
The host is Southern chef and Food Network star Kardea Brown, who is joined each week by “Top Chef” alum Eric Adjepong and celebrated Harlem restaurateur Melba Wilson