Cookbook Giveaway - Deep Run Roots

The South has a new Queen of cooking and her name is Vivian Howard. Vivian's eagerly anticipated debut cookbook, Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South is a celebration of Southern cuisine. Recently, the title was nominated in four different categories for an IACP award

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post which shares a recipe for Warm Banana Pudding.

We are pleased to offer three copies of Deep Run Roots to our EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What food defines Southern cuisine for you?

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 at midnight on March 15, 2017

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  • imjammin2  on  2/11/2017 at 11:48 AM

    Not sure it's considered "cuisine" but my mama was from Texas and first thing I think of is always beans & cornbread!

  • traculart  on  2/11/2017 at 12:30 PM

    For me it's all about the grits, cheese grits, shrimp and grits, Cornbread, Biscuits, Fried Chicken and Sweet Iced Tea. All my favorite dishes made by my Nana from Geogia!

  • susankay  on  2/11/2017 at 12:54 PM

    I think this banana pudding looks really good. I'd probably make it first, after checking out the index.

  • DJBWA  on  2/11/2017 at 2:16 PM

    Biscuits....right out of the oven....yum!

  • DKennedy  on  2/11/2017 at 2:35 PM

    So many recipes appeal to me - I'd probably start with the cheese balls. I am ordering a copy of her DVDs off amazon.

  • jezpurr  on  2/11/2017 at 3:00 PM

    I always think of shortcake and fried foods!!!^_^

  • cora429  on  2/11/2017 at 3:46 PM

    The recipe I want to try most is the butter-baked turkey w/pecan cranberry relish & warm sorghum vinaigrette, but there are so many I want to make. This book WILL be added to my collection sooner or later.

  • debbielovesbooks  on  2/11/2017 at 4:13 PM

    So many, but if picking just one...biscuits!

  • mpdeb98  on  2/11/2017 at 4:42 PM

    Biscuits and gravy

  • AnneOther  on  2/11/2017 at 6:45 PM

    I'm a bread lover, and the Sweet Potato Onion Bread is calling my name!

  • joanhuguet  on  2/11/2017 at 6:49 PM

    BIscuits and gravy!

  • prvrbs31gal  on  2/11/2017 at 7:01 PM

    rice pudding!

  • Mariarosa  on  2/11/2017 at 8:31 PM

    I love the pulled pork, hush puppies and sweet tea I had in North Carolina!

  • ellabee  on  2/11/2017 at 9:02 PM

    The turnip greens with ricotta-cornmeal dumplings and tomato jam.

  • tangaloor  on  2/11/2017 at 9:04 PM

    Banana pudding with nilla wafers, ever since I fell in love with it at the magnolia bakery many years ago.

  • ellabee  on  2/11/2017 at 9:12 PM

    To answer the question in the post -- spoonbread. And long-cooked green beans. And greens and cornbread. And Brunswick stew. I'll stop here.

  • sgump  on  2/11/2017 at 9:35 PM

    Spoon bread . . . beaten biscuits and country ham . . . slow-cooked greens (served with apple-cider vinegar) . . . "chicken-fried" anything (well, and fried chicken, too, of course!) . . . pecan pie . . . and oh-so-many other lovely things! (Yes, I realize the prompt says "food," not "foods," but who can stop at just one?)

  • lgroom  on  2/11/2017 at 9:38 PM

    I think of greens when I think southern cooking.

  • hillsboroks  on  2/11/2017 at 11:08 PM

    I always associate sweet potatoes with Southern cooking.

  • christineleong  on  2/12/2017 at 8:26 AM

    I need to learn to make cornbread and biscuits.

  • RickPearson54  on  2/12/2017 at 9:12 AM

    biscuits and gravy

  • ravensfan  on  2/12/2017 at 11:12 AM

    Foolproof grits

  • infotrop  on  2/12/2017 at 11:18 AM

    Hmmm... I vote for fried catfish.

  • stockholm28  on  2/12/2017 at 11:32 AM

    Really great fried chicken and cornbread with no sugar.

  • ccav  on  2/12/2017 at 11:39 AM

    Grits with pimento cheese!

  • rchesser  on  2/12/2017 at 2:49 PM

    The foolproof grits

  • Suzw  on  2/12/2017 at 5:51 PM

    Grits, of course. Or biscuits and gravy.

  • niniacedo  on  2/12/2017 at 7:04 PM

    A slow cooked barbecue!

  • centraljersey  on  2/12/2017 at 7:44 PM

    This sounds intriguing: Pork shoulder steaks in red curry-braised watermelon

  • milgwimper  on  2/12/2017 at 8:19 PM

    Blueberry BBQ sauce, I think that was it...

  • davisesq212  on  2/13/2017 at 1:31 AM

    The Blueberry BBQ Chicken looks incredible as does the sweet tea!

  • cezovski  on  2/13/2017 at 3:38 AM

    The Spoonbread with Sausage Ragout looks the best to me! Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • jenmacgregor18  on  2/13/2017 at 7:35 AM

    The use of all sorts of fresh veggies.. Ms. Howard's corn stock looks interesting and the pork chop with pickled peanut salad, too.

  • lebarron2001  on  2/13/2017 at 10:34 AM

    Sweet Potato Onion Bread

  • bching  on  2/13/2017 at 12:12 PM

    Grits are southern food to me. Shrimp and grits is my favorite way to eat them.

  • Siegal  on  2/13/2017 at 1:08 PM

    I love rice pudding

  • bstewart  on  2/13/2017 at 2:03 PM

    The pecan, pepper jelly, and stinky cheese panini sounds amazing!

  • SKrondak1234  on  2/13/2017 at 4:46 PM

    Collard greens are southern to me. Love them!

  • gjelizabeth  on  2/13/2017 at 5:58 PM

    it's cold and wet now so the Warm Banana Pudding is tempting.

  • MeganGarcia  on  2/13/2017 at 7:25 PM

    Grits, fried chicken, collard greens, baked mac n cheese, potato salad...just some of the iconic foods that remind me of my grandmother from Alabama.

  • ebs  on  2/13/2017 at 8:04 PM

    I grew up in North Carolina and what defines southern food for me is memories of the Sunday dinners we had at my grandmother and great aunt's house, including fried chicken, pole beans, white rice with gravy, biscuits - the pole beans were the best - cooked for a very long time and very tender.

  • anniemac  on  2/14/2017 at 9:04 AM

    Cornbread. While I understand there is a Northern variety (!), cornbread has been a staple all my life. Both my West Virginia and my Florida grandfathers ate it crumbled into buttermilk, and my mother served it to me doused in molasses. It's still a go-to breakfast!

  • verorenee  on  2/14/2017 at 5:37 PM

    grits sounds delish.

  • chainicin  on  2/14/2017 at 8:46 PM

    biscuits and gravy!

  • matag  on  2/14/2017 at 10:15 PM


  • Tarquinflimbim  on  2/15/2017 at 12:06 AM

    Pork shoulder steaks in red curry-braised watermelon has to be tried!

  • lhudson  on  2/15/2017 at 6:33 AM

    Fried cat fish and hush puppies that my Gandmother would make.

  • Aggie92  on  2/15/2017 at 8:17 AM

    I am intrigued by the Shrimp and Grits with Gumbo Sauce. Two of my all-time favorite things!

  • ninaarahgnis  on  2/15/2017 at 10:11 AM

    Grits and cheese!

  • daniellespinato1  on  2/15/2017 at 1:47 PM

    Warm banana pudding sounds delish!

  • sarahawker  on  2/15/2017 at 2:28 PM

    Biscuits and Shrimp and Grits.

  • bamato  on  2/15/2017 at 3:26 PM


  • TrishaCP  on  2/16/2017 at 6:07 AM


  • dbielick  on  2/16/2017 at 9:37 AM


  • t.t  on  2/17/2017 at 6:35 PM


  • rashaye  on  2/18/2017 at 12:02 AM

    This is a great book and I love her grits recipe!

  • willowglen  on  2/18/2017 at 2:51 AM

    Biscuits and cornbread, but these are evearywhere. I love spoonbread; first and only time was in Virginia.

  • hippiechick1955  on  2/18/2017 at 2:39 PM

    Ricotta cornmeal dumplings with tomato jam *lick

  • kk_hermann  on  2/20/2017 at 3:17 PM

    Biscuits and gravy

  • kkhammer123  on  2/20/2017 at 3:25 PM

    Party Magnet .... My friend made it and she said it's a great recipe.

  • RSW  on  2/21/2017 at 3:02 PM

    grits. and fried chicken

  • Uhmandanicole  on  2/21/2017 at 8:13 PM

    I think hush puppies or cornbread, definitely fried chicken! Those define southern food for me

  • mattyjaco  on  2/22/2017 at 12:19 PM

    I am really excited about all the grits recipes.

  • pwykoff  on  2/22/2017 at 12:32 PM

    Grit recipes!

  • Stephaherman  on  2/22/2017 at 12:35 PM

    I've gotta try the chicken and rice!

  • Sandy.Toes  on  2/22/2017 at 10:55 PM

    Southern food to me means grits. And biscuits. Those are the absolute bare minimum requirement to be "southern". Everything else is frosting.

  • scarletmacaw  on  2/23/2017 at 12:55 AM

    I would like to try the turnip greens with ricotta-cornmeal dumplings and tomato jam - only I would like it to be vegetarian.

  • Ashbyking  on  2/23/2017 at 3:57 PM

    When I think of southern cooking I think of grits!

  • peglynn  on  2/23/2017 at 3:57 PM

    Apple Pie Moonshine!

  • Sfgordon  on  2/23/2017 at 4:51 PM

    Fried chicken is what I think of as an iconic southern food, although so many other cultures have their own versions of this dish. I'm from Texas and I will always love my great-grandma's version the best. As for vegetables, I always think of okra as being particularly southern. And for desserts I always think of pralines.

  • Teruska  on  2/24/2017 at 12:19 PM

    I think greens and dirty rice.

  • Dmartin997  on  2/24/2017 at 2:01 PM

    Grits, cornbread, and banana pudding

  • tarae1204  on  2/24/2017 at 3:07 PM

    Shrimp and grits, mint juleps..

  • hirsheys  on  2/24/2017 at 11:07 PM

    Pimento cheese. My absolute favorite.

  • monique.potel  on  2/26/2017 at 12:14 PM

    hello i do have an address in the united stated and my favorite southern food is fried green tomatoes

  • TraceyG  on  2/26/2017 at 12:38 PM

    I really want to try any of her beet recipes. It is my favorite, albiet, under rated veggie at the market.

  • AnnaZed  on  2/26/2017 at 5:40 PM

    I would like to make Lillie's fried cornbread (page 30) from Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South by Vivian Howard

  • Teawench  on  2/28/2017 at 2:52 PM

    Twin muffins look pretty good

  • hrhacissej  on  3/2/2017 at 1:28 PM

    Pimento cheese

  • kbennall  on  3/2/2017 at 2:26 PM

    I can't say I know Southern cuisine particularly well, but it'd have to be cornbread.

  • cocecitycook  on  3/3/2017 at 10:11 PM

    Grits and Greens

  • agale723  on  3/3/2017 at 10:12 PM


  • MauMau  on  3/3/2017 at 11:08 PM

    For me it's cornbread. Not the sweetened ones either.

  • Brancica  on  3/4/2017 at 6:00 AM

    It's shrimp & grits for me

  • Grywhp  on  3/4/2017 at 8:35 AM

    Okra and cornbread

  • Maefleur  on  3/4/2017 at 8:44 AM

    Biscuits and gravy!

  • jim.windle  on  3/4/2017 at 10:59 AM

    Ingredients not from the grocery store. Growing up every, even in town, had a little garden patch. Blackberries from the edge of the woods in the backyard were made into cobblers, and rabbits trapped in the woods were fried up southern style.

  • choppergirl  on  3/4/2017 at 11:05 AM

    Grits and cornbread

  • ToPieFor  on  3/4/2017 at 11:13 AM

    I suppose the 1st thing that comes to mind is grits, fried chicken and biscuits.

  • Nancith  on  3/4/2017 at 11:15 AM

    Grits & greens speak to me of the South.

  • roxlet  on  3/4/2017 at 11:42 AM

    The hush puppies!

  • p2rex2  on  3/4/2017 at 7:29 PM


  • earthnfire  on  3/4/2017 at 7:37 PM

    Grits, greens, and gumbo

  • Oldhoosier  on  3/5/2017 at 6:33 AM

    Like the idea of sausage ragout

  • nadiam1000  on  3/5/2017 at 9:02 AM

    Grits, greens and cornbread

  • jahqdruh  on  3/6/2017 at 9:05 PM

    Fried chicken and cornbread.

  • BookGal  on  3/7/2017 at 10:57 AM

    To me, Southern cooking is corn, in all its wonderful flavor and forms.

  • Katklinger  on  3/7/2017 at 2:05 PM

    Southern cooking = comfort food, grits, seafood, and family time.

  • CCF4  on  3/7/2017 at 5:56 PM

    Congrats on sweeping the IACP Cookbook awards on Sunday! Look forward to getting this book.

  • articshark  on  3/7/2017 at 6:51 PM

    Southern Cuisine is seasonal and makes use of all the bounty given to us from the Earth. And it's frickin' delicious.

  • PennyG  on  3/7/2017 at 7:38 PM

    I always think of cornbread and grits as deeply Southern.

  • Leahspitzer  on  3/8/2017 at 4:25 AM

    I think of shrimp and grits

  • Krisn8  on  3/8/2017 at 7:15 AM

    Shrimp and grits and greens are what I think of when I think southern food! I've borrowed this book from the library and made the spoonbread. Sooo good.

  • skybluesky  on  3/8/2017 at 12:56 PM

    Fried chicken and oyster dressing are what come to mind for me!

  • RaceyR  on  3/8/2017 at 12:58 PM

    I think of Sweet Tea, Grits, Crowder Peas, Lima Beans, Greens, Hush Puppies, Peanut Brittle and Boiled Peanuts.

  • jeneferg  on  3/8/2017 at 1:15 PM

    I would like to try warm banana pudding for my daughter. She loves bananas and is getting interested in cooking. Sounds like a good start.

  • pandasaurusrex  on  3/8/2017 at 4:31 PM

    I'd love to try the Pork Shoulder Steaks in Red Curry–Braised Watermelon because it sounds so intriguing and unique! The Cornbread Coffee Cake with Fresh Figs and Walnut Streusel also sounds right up my alley.

  • MmeFleiss  on  3/9/2017 at 8:45 AM

    Party magnet for sure.

  • Ladyberd  on  3/13/2017 at 10:02 AM

    Shrimp and grits - which I've never made but would love to try cooking at home.

  • annmartina  on  3/13/2017 at 1:25 PM

    Caramel cake or coconut cake

  • Marcia1206  on  3/14/2017 at 10:21 PM

    I love fried chicken and cornbread

  • JulieG1002  on  3/15/2017 at 8:40 AM

    Shrimp and grits, fried chicken, and cornbread

  • lmhester  on  3/15/2017 at 1:35 PM

    Seasonal veggies defined our Southern table growing up -- whatever was in season was what we ate . . . and it was always delicious!

  • kimtrev  on  3/15/2017 at 3:18 PM


  • Karla123  on  3/15/2017 at 4:44 PM


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