Proof is in the pies for radio show host turned baking entrepreneur

1 Sep


By Kim Harris, shades Magazine

Miranda Wilson hates the word entrepreneur.

“I’ve always carried myself as a corporation of one,” said Wilson, owner of Goodness Gracious Sweet Potato Pies – a bake-to-order pie business in Oakland. “When you’re baking personally for people you know, there’s still love in the food.”

For many, the memories of sitting in Grandma’s or Nana’s kitchen is one that is treasured dearly. Today, women using their cultural culinary upbringings to make a living are a growing trend in new entrepreneurs across the country. From baked goods to tamale shops to a diverse mix of diverse restaurants and caterers, these women are finding their way through tough economic times to support their families while celebrating tradition.

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