Cookbook Giveaway - Big Bad Breakfast

From the James Beard Award winner, Top Chef Masters contestant, and acclaimed author comes Big Bad Breakfast - an ode to the joys and rituals of the Southern breakfast, with 75 recipes inspired by the author's popular restaurant in Oxford, Mississippi.

John Currence is one of the most celebrated and well-loved chefs in the South. Among his string of highly successful restaurants in Oxford, Mississippi, Big Bad Breakfast holds a special place in diners' hearts: It is a gathering place where people from all walks come together to share the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Southerners know how to do breakfast right, and Currence has elevated it to an artform: dishes like Banana-Pecan Coffee Cake, Spicy Boudin and Poached Eggs, and Oyster Pot Pie are comforting, soulful, and packed with real Southern flavor. Big Bad Breakfast is full of delicious recipes that will make the day ahead that much better--not to mention stories of the wonderful characters who fill the restaurant every morning, and a meditation on why the Southern breakfast is one of America's most valuable culinary contributions. 

You can learn more about Big Bad Breakfast in  our recipe post featuring three dishes you can try now. We're delighted to offer 5 copies of the book to EYB Members in U.S.  One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What is your favorite breakfast?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends October 16, 2016.



  • imjammin2  on  9/16/2016 at 9:14 AM

    My all time favorite breakfast is chicken fried steak, eggs, hashbrowns, and biscuits and gravy!

  • tennyogirl  on  9/16/2016 at 10:28 AM

    Goetta! Pan-fried with a poached egg on top.

  • lauriesk  on  9/16/2016 at 10:45 AM

    I love all breakfast foods. But fried eggs are my favorite.

  • camtncook  on  9/16/2016 at 10:53 AM


  • lebarron2001  on  9/16/2016 at 10:58 AM

    Bacon, Bacon, and Bacon

  • sarahawker  on  9/16/2016 at 11:08 AM

    Bacon, Eggs and a really good thick buttery toast.

  • Littlebirdchoc  on  9/16/2016 at 11:09 AM

    A good over-medium egg with fantastic bread to soak it up with

  • verorenee  on  9/16/2016 at 11:19 AM


  • meggan  on  9/16/2016 at 12:12 PM

    Coffee and then maybe a poached egg.

  • tinaellen  on  9/16/2016 at 12:17 PM

    I love breakfast sandwiches, especially on biscuits rather than just an english muffin

  • Siegal  on  9/16/2016 at 7:25 PM

    Shakshuka is my fav breakfast food

  • mbhunt  on  9/16/2016 at 9:06 PM

    I love everything about breakfast, but my very favorite is the very best bread TOASTED Perfectly topped with too much of the very best butter and the very best Strawberry Rhubarb Jam. Heaven.

  • rosiekitty  on  9/16/2016 at 10:12 PM

    Cheese grits!

  • pandapotamus  on  9/16/2016 at 11:17 PM

    poached eggs!

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  9/17/2016 at 3:23 AM

    At the moment I am loving avocado toast.

  • jkleinow  on  9/17/2016 at 6:33 AM

    Bacon and eggs xD

  • vickster  on  9/17/2016 at 7:21 AM

    Huevos Rancheros

  • bellatavia  on  9/17/2016 at 9:12 AM

    I love all breakfast food, but the best breakfast food is whatever my sweetheart makes for me on a cuddly, lazy weekend morning.

  • lkleit  on  9/17/2016 at 10:32 AM

    My ma's made from scratch pancakes with link sausage. Lots of butter on the pancakes and real maple syrup and a slightly spicy sausage make the perfect morning eye opener.

  • sgump  on  9/17/2016 at 9:42 PM

    Boring, I know, but my favorite breakfast is a bowl of steel-cut oats with maple syrup and fresh seasonal fruit.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  9/18/2016 at 12:29 AM

    My favourite breakfast food is oatmeal. I either cook it on the stove or bake it in the oven.

  • rchesser  on  9/18/2016 at 9:59 AM

    My favorite breakfast food is a Denver Omelet.

  • ravensfan  on  9/18/2016 at 11:32 AM

    Eggs Benedict.

  • tcjanes  on  9/18/2016 at 11:33 PM


  • juazella  on  9/18/2016 at 11:43 PM


  • annieski  on  9/19/2016 at 3:53 AM

    Eggs, any and every style. If you love it then you better put an egg on it"

  • annieski  on  9/19/2016 at 3:55 AM

    Eggs, any and every style. If you love it then you better put an egg on it"

  • traculart  on  9/19/2016 at 10:48 AM

    My favorite breakfast is one that someone else gets to make for me!!!

  • Summerlandsky  on  9/20/2016 at 6:36 PM

    Waffles hands down...Oh and donuts..or maybe coffee cake. Any thing that's more like a dessert.

  • lcomer  on  9/20/2016 at 6:45 PM

    Give me buttery flaky biscuits with think creamy sausage gravy and I'm a very happy girl. Heavy food coma yes, but oh so good!

  • Caffiendfree  on  9/20/2016 at 7:01 PM

    Over-medium eggs, thick cut peppered bacon and thick slices of sourdough toast

  • matag  on  9/21/2016 at 11:41 AM

    Corn beef hash

  • matag  on  9/21/2016 at 11:41 AM

    Corn beef hash

  • Mrs. L  on  9/21/2016 at 1:50 PM

    Bacon and coffee. I don't need anything else!

  • bfg67  on  9/22/2016 at 4:44 AM


  • cocecitycook  on  9/23/2016 at 3:31 PM

    Eggs with mushrooms, onions, spinach and fontina cheese.

  • RNJessicaK  on  9/24/2016 at 6:27 PM


  • JanScholl  on  9/25/2016 at 12:00 AM

    Hard boiled eggs (warm) on thick french bread with a smeer of mayo.

  • clairew137  on  9/25/2016 at 3:53 AM

    Hash browns

  • Teruska  on  9/25/2016 at 3:39 PM

    Home cured bacon, farm fresh eggs, cheese on homemade bread!

  • matag  on  9/29/2016 at 11:29 PM

    Dutch baby

  • soopsoop  on  9/30/2016 at 12:46 AM

    I'd really like a good fresh bialy.

  • Terra5  on  9/30/2016 at 1:37 AM

    I am a huge waffle fan.

  • omegabeth  on  9/30/2016 at 10:34 AM

    Thanksgiving leftover turkey, stuffing, green beans, and gravy with a bit of cheese as an omelette filling!

  • sarahcooks  on  9/30/2016 at 12:06 PM

    Egg sandwiches made on a croissant with cheese and onion.

  • love2chow  on  9/30/2016 at 12:14 PM

    Roast beef hash or chorizo with over easy egg; bacon, egg and cheese biscuit

  • DFed  on  9/30/2016 at 3:18 PM

    Waffles with peanut butter and sliced bananas - yum!!

  • bevie19  on  10/1/2016 at 7:08 PM

    eggs, sausage, fruit, with a side of sweet: pancakes, french toast or from this book, Sausage Cinnamon Rolls... come on!!

  • MCDForm  on  10/1/2016 at 8:05 PM

    Bacon, eggs, and toast. It's simple but I could have it for breakfast for the rest of my life.

  • avanoir  on  10/1/2016 at 10:39 PM

    Poached eggs, grits with butter and pink beans

  • rosiekitty  on  10/2/2016 at 8:55 PM

    Bacon and cheese grits.

  • nomadchowwoman  on  10/3/2016 at 11:05 PM

    It is always savory, but I'm still riding the avocado toast trend. My favorite is a slice of artisanal multi-grain, toasted, spread with a mash of ripe avocado, topped with a runny fried egg, salt, salted well, and finished with a liberal dose of pepper.

  • FireRunner2379  on  10/4/2016 at 11:56 PM

    My favorite breakfast food is definitely pancakes. I like them topped with caramelized bananas, walnuts and pure maple syrup!

  • Katiefayhutson  on  10/5/2016 at 11:45 PM

    Anything with waffles or pancakes.

  • Mcldanyell  on  10/7/2016 at 3:07 PM

    Pan potatoes topped with sausage, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and hit sauce!

  • bangss  on  10/7/2016 at 9:15 PM

    Anything my husband makes. *grin* I hated breakfast eggs until I met him.

  • pgarcia  on  10/8/2016 at 5:27 PM

    Egg-Sausage-Cheese Casserole!

  • CBLee  on  10/9/2016 at 6:44 PM

    I love pancakes with a side of bacon!

  • Littlebirdchoc  on  10/10/2016 at 1:24 PM

    I love egg whites & sauteed veg wrapped in a small flour tortilla and topped with hot sauce.

  • Schlinkles  on  10/10/2016 at 10:07 PM

    Pancakes with a side of pancakes

  • alirov  on  10/11/2016 at 8:02 PM

    It changes over time but right now it's chilaquiles.

  • annmartina  on  10/12/2016 at 12:58 PM

    pancakes, link sausage, hashbrowns, a big Santa Fe breakfast Christmas-style, . .

  • auntietina  on  10/13/2016 at 3:10 AM

    Eggs Benedict with hashbrowns.

  • cheftina888  on  10/15/2016 at 9:38 AM

    beligan waffles and bacon with a big cup of java

  • Nsteinen  on  10/16/2016 at 1:11 PM

    Bacon and egg with hoop cheese on a biscuit.

  • mpdeb98  on  10/16/2016 at 2:30 PM

    Ricotta lemon pancakes

  • kedmiston  on  10/16/2016 at 3:11 PM

    Pancakes with really good maple syrup...or pancakes with crunchy peanut butter + really good maple syrup.

  • ydixon57  on  10/17/2016 at 3:05 AM

    western omelet

  • daniellespinato1  on  10/17/2016 at 8:48 AM

    Waffles are, hands down, my favorite breakfast food!

  • AGENT99  on  10/18/2016 at 2:59 AM

    eggs Benedict

  • lhudson  on  10/18/2016 at 7:26 AM

    Bacon of course...

  • Rinshin  on  10/18/2016 at 2:39 PM

    traditional Japanese breakfast

  • ckbkcollector  on  10/18/2016 at 10:03 PM

    Cheese and mushroom omelet, bacon, and hash browns

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