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Elle Simone Scott's Mission To Become The Oprah Of The Food World

Chef Elle Simone at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Chef Elle Simone at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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Elle Simone Scott says she wants to become the Oprah of the culinary world.

And she's well on her way. As the first African-American woman to be featured PBS's America's Test Kitchen, a show that gets over 10 million viewers per month, Scott is one of the most visible black women on food television.

But, her career has not been without obstacles.

For instance, she only got started in the culinary industry at the age of 28, after she lost her job, then her home, then her car during the recession.


Elle Simone Scott, the first African-American woman to be featured on PBS's America's Test Kitchen and the founder of SheChef, a networking group for women of color in the food industry. She tweets @chefellesimone and her Instagram is @shechefinc_elle.

This segment aired on January 14, 2019.

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