About the Author
Born in Philadelphia in the 1950s, Charita's early career was in music, and soul music in particular. She moved to England in the late 1970s, formed an all-girl group called The Street Angels and had a Top 30 hit. Her life was transformed overnight when her soul food restaurant was featured in Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares - he loved her, he loved her food, he loved her restaurant, but he hated the way she ran her business. She has appeared on Saturday Cooks and BBC's Saturday Kitchen.