Holly Haines likes to describe herself as a “foodmaker” rather than a chef. “I feel like [chef is]not only a title, but also a rank that is earned working in a restaurant. I worked at Subway in high school, but I don’t think that counts.”
So while she isn’t technically trained, Holly has built a loyal following of fans who love her thoughtful spins on classic recipes, like experimenting with ube (a purple sweet potato from the Philippines) and her preference for using black cocoa powder for her famous “black-ass” desserts. (Psst… here’s a recipe for her black-ass dulche de leche brownies.)
Holly also advocates that people eat their feelings. In fact, she wrote the book on it: How to Eat Your Feelings is a recipe book about how cooking can be a form of meditation. She also has other recipe books like Best of Instagram: Desserts and SIDES, a collection of small bites, sides and dessert recipes (all available for download at itsholly.com).
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