In SOMEWHERE SOUTH WITH CHEF VIVIAN HOWARD, host and award-winning chef Vivian Howard explores the lesser known roots of southern food, cooking and living. Howard also examines cross-cultural dishes, such as dumplings and beans and rice, enjoyed by diverse communities across six one-hour episodes.
SOMEWHERE SOUTH WITH CHEF VIVIAN HOWARD launches March 23, 2020, at 9/8c and will run for six consecutive weeks. Breaking bread with farm laborers, doctors, entrepreneurs, ecologists, chefs, grandmothers and more unearths the complex values, identities and storied pasts of the southern United States.
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more likely to travel to Europe, 52% more likely to travel to Southeast Asia and 73% more likely to travel to Africa 
more likely to fly first class domestically and 47% more likely to fly first class internationally 
more likely to take 3+ vacations 
more likely to buy foods produced locally 
more likely to spend on fine dining while on trips 
more likely to prefer to cook with fresh ingredients 
Before hosting SOMEWHERE SOUTH WITH CHEF VIVIAN HOWARD, Vivian Howard hosted A Chef’s Life, a Peabody Award-winning PBS series about southern ingredients and cuisine. The James Beard Foundation Award for Best Television Personality recipient was born to tobacco and hog farming parents in Deep Run, North Carolina, where she learned early on to appreciate the ebb and flow of eating with the seasons. After working several years in New York’s restaurant scene, Howard returned home to North Carolina and opened a restaurant of her own: Chef & Farmer.
Since launching the farm to fork restaurant with her husband in 2006, Howard has served seasonal and creative dishes to patrons while developing strong relationships with local farmers. As host of SOMEWHERE SOUTH WITH CHEF VIVIAN HOWARD, Howard continues sharing her knowledge and appreciation for southern food and culture to viewers nationwide.
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