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Vivian Howard


This Will Make It Taste Good -- $35

Deep Run Roots --$45

This Will Make It Taste Good (Voracious Books, 332 pp., hb.) is Howard's approach to simple cooking where she takes everyday ingredients and cooks simple, yet tasty, meals.
Deep Run Roots (Little, Brown, 576 pp., hb.) was the debut cookbook by the star chef and creator of PBS's A Chef's Life. 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.

Vivian Howard is the chef and owner of the acclaimed Chef and the Farmer restaurant in Kinston, NC, fifteen miles from her home of Deep Run. She trained under Wylie Dufresne and Sam Mason at WD-50 and was a member of the opening team at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market in New York. The first woman since Julia Child to win a Peabody Award for a cooking program, she co-created and stars in the PBS series A Chef’s Life.