Vivian Howard

Vivian Howard has enjoyed a 20-year career as a chef, restaurant owner, television personality, culinary educator, and food writer. Her writing and recipes are published in Better Homes & Gardens, where she is an expert on home-cooked recipes using simple, farm-fresh ingredients. She owns and runs The Chef and the Farmer, a restaurant in Kinston, South Carolina. Her first cookbook, Deep Run Roots, features Southern-style cooking and won "Cookbook of the Year" by The International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2016. An award-winning TV documentary called "A Chef's Life" features her daily activities as a restaurateur.

Vivian Howard earned a Bachelor of Arts in English language from North Carolina State University and went on to train at The Institute of Culinary Arts. After graduation, she interned at wd~50 and became a chef de partie at Spice Market in New York City.

About Better Homes & Gardens

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