A highly-rated show on the Food Network, along with a best-selling cookbook, may be the ultimate culinary calling card, but we’d trust the sweet tempered Ayesha Curry in the kitchen accolades or no.

It’s the adorable, down-to-earth sincerity that garnered our March Guest Editor and author of The Seasoned Life such an organic following of mother, foodies and females in general. We love seeing such a staggering variety of female personalities enter the spotlight lately, proving once again that success as a woman can look like a million things and there is no one way to do it right.

Ayesha’s passion for life, family and mindful living are all best demonstrated in the kitchen. We asked this rising food star to tell us which cookbooks first stoked her passion, what she’s listening to in kitchen and which food memories keep her coming back for more…

First recipe you learned by heart:

My mom’s spaghetti.

3 cookbooks that should be in every kitchen:

Mine – The Seasoned Life. Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child. Culinary Artistry by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page.

On my kitchen playlist:

Selena Gomez, Can’t Keep My Hands to Myself. John Legend, Love Me Now.

Best cookbook for newbies:

Best cooking memory:

My mom making Trinidadian crab and callaloo. Sooo good!

First cookbook you fell in love with:

Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals.

Fave healthy cookbook:

Fave kitchen tools:

Fish spatula and sous-vide machine.

Why you’re proud of your cookbook:

Because it was all me and I truly put my heart into it.

Fave cookbook for indulgent treats:

Cravings by Chrissy Teigen.

Best cookbook for ultra-foodies:

The Flavor Bible by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen A. Page.

In my kitchen you’ll always find…

Brown sugar.

Fave recipe from your cookbook?

Mama Alexander’s Brown Sugar Chicken, hands down!

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Join us all month as we hang with the adorable Ayesha Curry, talking about everything from healthy habits to special occasion indulgences. We're jumping right into this mama and culinary goddesss' comfort zone - the kitchen - and exploring all the goodnes...

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