Food52 Cookbook Club Picks DEEP RUN ROOTS


This month, home cooks across the country are putting up jars of pickled beets, baking sweet potato and turkey shepherd’s pies and salivating over plates of marinated turnips with orange and pumpkin seeds.

That’s because Vivian’s cookbook, “Deep Run Roots,” was selected by Food52’s readers to be the second book for its inaugural monthly Cookbook Club. Throughout March, the website is encouraging its more than 400,000 readers to dive into “Deep Run Roots” and share their culinary adventure along the way via social media.

Here’s what Food52 wrote about the selection: “Howard charmed her way into our hearts with her PBS series A Chef’s Life—a series that won a Peabody and earned her a James Beard Foundation award for Best Television Personality, by the way. And her release of Deep Run Roots, means you’re not out of luck if you can’t make it to her Kinston restaurant, Chef and The Farmer: Her first cookbook is a 550+ page tome, packed with more than 200 recipes and stories—it’ll be like having her alongside us in the kitchen this month.”

If you want to participate, crack open the book, get in the kitchen and share mini-reviews using the hashtag #f52cookbookclub on social media. Or join the Food52 Cookbook Club’s Facebook page and contribute to the discussion as everyone cooks along. Several readers have already shared photos and comments on Vivian’s recipes and her messy life as a mother of twins.

For those who don’t know, Food52 is a New York-based website started by former New York Times food writer Amanda Hesser and writer and caterer Merrill Stubbs. It is a combination of online food community, blog, recipe collection, cookbook publisher and e-commerce site for specialty food, kitchenwares and cookbooks.