She is world famous for her works as a poet, writer, performer and director, but did you know that she is one of Oprah's favorite chefs ever? Another one of Maya Angelou's huge talents is cooking, and after years of begging her to compile a cookbook, Oprah finally convinced Maya to put all of her priceless recipes together! Every recipe in Maya's new cookbook, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table, has a story from her life.
"Some of my fondest memories are of sitting in Maya's kitchen watching her create...dishes that you would think, 'Well, if this is my last meal, that would be okay,'" Oprah says.
Get the recipe for Oprah's absolute, all-time favorite dessert of Maya's: banana pudding.