Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Eating Vivian ... YUM


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

Little, Brown

I'm a big fan of A Chef's Life (PBS).  If you've watched any episodes for the past year or two, you know that Vivian has been working on a cookbook. The current series was filmed last year, so I wondered whether it's been published.  It was, in October.  Cover price is $40; Amazon is asking $26.  Since I'm more than a little pissed with Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and his band of snowflakeyTrump bashing employees,  I checked the competition..  Google Play, Barns and Nobel, etc, want $16.95. Google offered a  generous sampling. 

Did I say generous?

I started to stroll through it last night, and was caught up by Vivian's narrative.  I mean, even without any recipes it was compelling.  That went on, and on, and ... .  And, hummm, even all the recipes were included.  Evidently, however, somebody caught the mistake, and today it's back to "samples."  Here, below, a smattering of  what's inside.


Tom Smith said...

Got hooked on that show as well. Not sure the food would hit my taste buds cuz its a little upscale but I do a lot of large scale gardening (200 mater plants) and really appreciate her visits to the country.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Farmer Tom Tomato Man! Yes.

Anonymous said...

Holy shit. Why have I never heard of this delightful creature before. Are there any more at home like her? I got an adopted nephew needs fixed up.

Sir H the Comet

Anonymous said...

I could listen to her butterscotch voice all day and possibly be persuaded to try some of the more unusual veggie dishes.

I will put this book on my wish list!


Esteve said...

Took the wife, who is a big fan of Vivian, to the restaurant last year on our way to Maryland to visit the northern grand kids. Arrived earlier than our reservation and while chatting with the receptionist, Vivian walks up and thanks us for driving from Florida for supper. Ended up at a table near the bar with Vivian sitting and chatting for half an hour. Needless to say it was a wonderful evening and my wife is an even bigger fan now. And for Tom who thinks the food too upscale, I had a dish with crunchy catfish. I'm a simple food kind of guy but enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere immensely.

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