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Cooks & Books: Vivian Howard

October 21, 2016   |   6:30 pm

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Price: $55

Join us at The Fearrington Barn to celebrate Vivian Howard’s newest cookbook, Deep Run Roots. Tickets are $55 per person, including a copy of Deep Run Rootsfood from Vivian’s food truck, service fee and tax. 

The definitive Southern cookbook for a new generation from the star chef and co-creator of PBS’s A Chef’s Life, Deep Run Roots is Vivian Howard’s comprehensive record of modern Southern cooking, filled with stories and more than 200 recipes that celebrate the flavors of her eastern North Carolina home.

Featuring Vivian’s favorite simple family dishes, memorable meals from her award-winning restaurant, and time-honored traditional preparations, this cookbook is a culinary love letter to the region she has spent her life discovering-an ambitious, once-in-a-generation book that belongs on the shelf next to Edna Lewis’s The Taste of Country Cooking and Alice Waters’s The Art of Simple Food.

Alongside vivid stories and helpful advice, Vivian offers recipes for every interest and skill level, including: Foolproof dinners like Blueberry BBQ Chicken, Tomatoes and Rice, Country-Style Pork Ribs in Red Curry-Braised Watermelon, and Country Ribollita. Crowd-pleasers like Butterbean Hummus, Tempura-Fried Okra with Ranch Ice Cream, Pimiento Cheese Grits with Salsa and Chips, Dirty Faro, Winter Caviar, and Cool Cucumber Crab Dip, Show-stopping desserts like Warm Banana Pudding, Peaches and Cream Cake, and Pecan Chewy Pie, and many other dishes that will send you straight to your kitchen.

Vivian Howard is the owner and head chef of the farm-to-table restaurant Chef & the Farmer in the small town of Kinston, NC. Before the restaurant’s opening in 2006, she trained under Wylie Dufresne and Same Mason at WD-50 and later, as a member of the opening team at Jean Gorges Vongericten’s Spice Market. She now stars in the award-winning PBS series A Chef’s Life that is entering its second season.

About Cooks & Books
This series was founded with a premise that there’s no better way to explore a new cookbook than by talking with the author, and sampling and delving into those dishes with seriously fun and delicious discussion.  It is a collaboration between Fearrington’s Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Keebe Fitch of McIntyre’s Books, one of the South’s most celebrated independent bookstores, with an amazing cookbook selection. Learn more about the series here.

Questions? Call the bookstore at 919.542.3030.