Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South by Vivian Howard

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Vivian Howard, star of PBS's A CHEF'S LIFE, celebrates the flavors of North Carolina's coastal plain in more than 200 recipes and stories.

This new classic of American country cooking proves that the food of Deep Run, North Carolina--Vivian's home--is as rich as any culinary tradition in the world.

Organized by ingredient with dishes suited to every skill level--from beginners to confident cooks--DEEP RUN ROOTS features time-honored simple preparations, extraordinary meals from her acclaimed restaurant Chef and the Farmer, and recipes that bring new traditions to life. Home cooks will find photographs for every single recipe.

As much a storybook as it is a cookbook, DEEP RUN ROOTS imparts the true tale of Southern food: rooted in family and tradition, yet calling out to the rest of the world.

Ten years ago, Vivian opened Chef and the Farmer and put the nearby town of Kinston on the culinary map. But in a town paralyzed by recession, she couldn't hop on every new culinary trend. Instead, she focused on rural development: If you grew it, she'd buy it. Inundated by local sweet potatoes, blueberries, shrimp, pork, and beans, Vivian learned to cook the way generations of Southerners before her had, relying on resourcefulness, creativity, and the old ways of preserving food.

DEEP RUN ROOTS is the result of those years of effort to discover the riches of Eastern North Carolina. Like The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, The Art of Simple Food, and The Taste of Country Cooking before it, this is landmark work of American food writing.

Recipes include:
Family favorites like Blueberry BBQ Chicken, Creamed Collard-Stuffed Potatoes, Fried Yams with Five-Spice Maple Bacon Candy, Chicken and Rice, and Country-Style Pork Ribs in Red Curry-Braised Watermelon,
Crowd-pleasers like Butterbean Hummus, Tempura-Fried Okra with Ranch Ice Cream, Pimiento Cheese Grits with Salsa and Pork Rinds, Cool Cucumber Crab Dip, and Oyster Pie,
Show-stopping desserts like Warm Banana Pudding, Peaches and Cream Cake, Spreadable Cheesecake, and Pecan-Chewy Pie,
And 200 more quick breakfasts, weeknight dinners, holiday centerpieces, seasonal preserves, and traditional preparations for all kinds of cooks.
Interior photographs by Rex Miller. Jacket photograph by Stacey Van Berkel Photography. Illustrations by Tatsuro Kiuchi.

Title : Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South
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ISBN : 0316381101
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 576 pages


Kim rated it ★★★★★

October 04, 2016

First-- watch A Chefs Life on PBS. We are big fans. Then, if you love cooking AND story buy this cookbook. It's my favorite and I have looked through hundreds and hundreds that didn't inspire. It is art.

Cori rated it ★★★★★

October 10, 2016

I love reading cookbooks that have stories sprinkled among the recipes, but there are more than just a few stories here. The author of Deep Run Roots writes of her childhood food memories and shares a ton of food history. If you love Vivian Howard’s public television show, A Chef’s Life, you will...

Rachel rated it ★★★★★

December 30, 2016

My sister-in-law got this for Christmas and I binge read it. My husband and I have watched A Chef's Life on PBS and always loved Vivian's food style. It always felt like she respected the Southern starting point without going off the foodie deep end. This cookbook did not disappoint in terms of b...

Pamela rated it ★★★★★

November 11, 2016

I would have given this cookbook 5 stars for the recipes alone, which are unique, pretty easy to execute, and tasty as hell. But then Vivian goes the extra mile and writes moving essays to introduce every chapter / ingredient, and I found myself dogearing my favorite passages and underlining the...

Alissa rated it ★★★★★

September 28, 2016

Moving writing and drool worthy recipes that are achievable and unpretentious. Vivian's the best!

Kate rated it ★★★★★

March 24, 2017

I adored this cookbook. Love, love loved it. Want to make every single recipe... well maaaybeee not the okra ones...sorry Viv! If you watch her PBS show you will already recognize her family, friends and teachers, and you will recognize how Vivian developed these recipes. The book is structured a...

Susan rated it ★★★☆☆

October 30, 2017

I have enjoyed watching Vivian's show on PBS. I was eager to read her cookbook and find out more about her. There were things I read that made me think, wow, how will her parents, her neighbors or friends feel when they read that about themselves or what they do? Still, it was a pretty good read....

Christine rated it ★★★★☆

October 21, 2017

I adored her stories in this cookbook.

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

March 11, 2018

My favorite cookbooks have as much story as they do food. This one delivered on a story. It's a huge book with lots of great photos. I had never seen her show, so the approach of focusing on a single regional food item and exploring related historical and new recipes was a fun way to organize a c...

Glenn rated it ★★★★★

June 28, 2017

Its not so much the recipes (which by themselves are great), its the stories and tales that are attached to the food. All of a sudden I'm fascinated with cookbooks that tell stories about the region, the food and the people connected to a certain cuisine. Up next - Taste of Persia...

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