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By now you may have noticed that The Root staff likes a plate of good food and we offer the sharp opinions—hence the premise of our new video series, The Root Eats. Genius.

In the past we were appalled by $66 collard greens (that had the nerve to be nasty), pitted fruitcakes against one another and were bamboozled by supersweet desserts. But we’re still here.


This go-round, we’re giving the recipes of reality-television star Ms. Robbie, of OWN’s Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, a try. The menu is pretty straightforward: fried okra, biscuits and banana pudding. A hodgepodge of sorts, but these items are all fixtures on the traditional soul food menu.

Will Ms. Robbie’s recipes pass the test? Check out the video below to find out: