A Chef’s Life is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning docu-series on PBS that plunges audiences into the kitchen of a high-end restaurant located in the low country of eastern North Carolina. It follows the trials and travails of Chef Vivian Howard and her husband, Ben Knight, and their farm-to-table restaurant, Chef & the Farmer, exploring both traditional and modern applications of quintessential Southern ingredients. Vivian’s skill in the kitchen is an equal match for the charismatic personality, radiating behind her crystal grey eyes. Much more dynamic than a typical cooking show, A Chef’s Life is a character-driven documentary and cooking series that premiered nationally on PBS stations in September 2013. A Chef’s Life ended with 5 seasons and 2 specials in 2018 to focus on a new show, Somewhere South with Vivian Howard.  

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Somewhere South is a six episode docu-series on PBS. Chef and author Vivian Howard digs deeper into the lesser known roots of Southern food, Southern cooking, and Southern living. Her curiosity has made her beloved by the millions of people who watched her grow into an award-winning television host, best-selling author, and celebrated chef over five seasons of “A Chef's Life.”

With “Somewhere South,” Howard serves as both student and guide, exploring cross-cultural dishes through the professional and personal relationships she has with southerners of many backgrounds. Each episode of “Somewhere South” explores the connectivity of a single dish, and the ways people of different backgrounds interpret that dish while expressing the complex values, identities, and histories that make up the American South.

“Somewhere South,” lets viewers meet their neighbors while exploring the foods that bind and define the American South — one dish at a time.  

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 A Chef’s Life and Somewhere South are produced by: Markay Media