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Lindsey Williams  

Author of "Neo Soul: Taking Soul Food to a Whole Nutha Level" and grandson of Harlem's queen of soul food Sylvia Woods

Lindsey Williams, the grandson of Harlem's queen of soul food, Sylvia Woods, is a former record executive and now the owner of Neo Soul Events and Catering, a complete event planning and catering company.   

Lindsey grew up in the kitchen of his grandmother's legendary restaurant, where he learned the art of authentic soul food cooking. But he was also always overweight, and when he tipped the scales at 400 pounds, he knew he had to make some drastic changes. Lindsey completely changed his lifestyle and his diet, lost more than half his weight, and eventually created his own brand of healthy soul food cooking, which he serves today through his wildly successful event planning and catering business, Neo Soul Events and Catering.

Lindsey’s latest book, NEO SOUL: Taking Soul Food to a Whole ‘Nutha Level, brings readers soul food with a healthy twist - old favorites as well as new recipes that improve upon old family classics.  This is not only a cookbook, but a testimony to what healthy eating can do when done correctly. NEO SOUL does not suggest that readers to stop eating their favorite foods, instead, it is about eating those favorite foods in a healthy way.


NEO SOUL features more than 100 of Williams’ delectable recipes, including Grandma’s Roasted Turkey, Lenzo’s Trout Stuffed with Collard Greens, Okra Gumbo, Neo Sweet Potato Pie, and Blueberry Buckle. These mouth-watering recipes are so good, readers will  never miss the fat.


For those who love soul food, but were hesitant to eat it because of the fat and calories or those who just enjoy cooking tasty, healthy foods, this is the book to turn to again and again.  Readers can indulge their soul-food appetite with healthy dishes that taste just like they came from a Grandma’s kitchen.


Lindsey Williams has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and many other TV talk shows, and his amazing story of weight loss has been featured in People magazine. He is also a student at The Natural Gourmet Cooking School in New York City.


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