Vivian Howard is an author, chef, restaurant owner, storyteller, and host of the PBS show, "A Chef's Life."
Her New York Times bestseller, "Deep Run Roots: Stories & Recipes from My Corner of the South," is a landmark work of American food writing, as much as a storybook as it is a cookbook, imparting the true tale of Eastern North Carolina food.
Vivian and her restaurants — Chef & the Farmer, Boiler Room Oyster Bar and Benny's Big Time Pizzeria — have racked up numerous accolades, including her selection as a five-time James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast. This year, she launched her newest concept, Handy & Hot, an online limited-release bakeshop.
"A Chef's Life," the five-season documentary television series celebrating North Carolina food traditions, has taken home a Daytime Emmy, Peabody award, and James Beard award for Outstanding Personality/Host. The series is segueing into a new series, "South by Somewhere," which will tell stories of the American South in the context of global food traditions.
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