Who Is Vivian Howard? Star Of A Chef’s Life Became Gourmet Food Star By Going Back To Her Roots
I don't get wrapped up in the whole celebrity chef thing. Most of what comprises the schedule of the Food Network bores the heck out of me and I never watch it. Quite frankly, if I see one more competition or challenge show I'll rip the knobs off of their Viking range!
That said, I do have a few well-known cooks that I look to for inspiration from time to time. Sara Moulton. Ina Garten. Martha Stewart. Amy Thielen. Lidia Bastianich. These chefs represent those people who I respect for their cooking skills and knowledge - not for their celebrity standing.
Recently, I've added a new name to my list: Vivian Howard. Howard - the owner of Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina and a smaller burger and oyster place called The Boiler Room. She is also the focus of a food-related show on the Create Network called "A Chef's Life" - which is equally educational and entertaining.
Vivian Howard's culinary style is a refreshing blend of farm-to-table and southern heritage. If you haven't heard of her before, I suggest that you do a little research to learn more.