The fact is, Williams spent several years in the record industry and only recently returned to his culinary roots.
He says it bothered him that soul food always had this stigma about it as unhealthy or very cheap and cheesy, and he felt challenged to come up with healthier versions of the foods he loved.
His new cookbook, NEO SOUL (Avery), not only features soul classics with a healthy twist, it highlights Williams journey through the music industry and his lifelong struggles with weight.
He once tipped the scales at 400 pounds, but lost over half his body weight through healthy eating and exercise.
Williams is still musically inclined, and says hed love to do a Neo Soul compilation album that can go along with this kind of hip and artsy cuisine.
He notes, A chef is like a producer whos playing with instruments and different beats...Hes keeping the fire hot!
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