A Chef’s Story
In her new cookbook, Deep Run Roots, award-winning chef and co-creator of the PBS show “A Chef’s Life” Vivian Howard shares her culinary journey.
Howard grew up in a farming community in Eastern North Carolina called Deep Run, and while it was the last place she thought she’d end up, she returned home after a stint in New York City to build her own restaurant.
Her Kinston restaurant, Chef and the Farmer, has become a great success since its opening 10 years ago, thanks to Howard’s vision of cooking with fresh, North Carolina ingredients as the stars of each dish.
In Deep Run Roots, Howard shares the family traditions and influences behind each recipe, showing readers that food should have a story. Recipes include everything from Blueberry BBQ Chicken, Butterbean Hummus and Pecan-Chewy Pie to Country-Style Pork Ribs, Cool Cucumber Crab Dip, and Peaches and Cream Cake.