Vivian Howard has had an award-winning year so far. Her first cookbook, Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South, took home an astonishing four IACP awards--including Best Cookbook of the Year.
Howard's cookbook is a big, gorgeous, example of an approach to food that gets to the heart of the recent love-fest for southern cooking. Farm to table is the real deal here, and Howard organized Deep Run Roots the way she determined the menu for her restaurant, Chef and the Farmer--by ingredient--in order to focus on what is fresh and local throughout the year.
So, what cookbooks does this southern chef have to have? Below are nine of Vivian Howard's favorites and why...
*Deep Run Roots was one of our Amazon Editors' Picks for the Best Cookbooks of 2016.