Chef Vivian Howard’s Small-Town Story Makes a Big Difference

October 31, 2016

She cooks, she writes, she stars in the award-winning TV show “A Chef’s Life,” and—most of all—Chef Vivian Howard makes a difference, dispelling food myths along the way.

A self-described storyteller whose first book, Deep Run Roots, debuted last month, Vivian Howard has made a tremendous impact on her hometown and on the restaurant industry. One of her most compelling attributes is the candor with which she discusses her work, her rise to culinary acclaim, and her impassioned perceptions of the industry’s most sacred cows. I set out to talk with her and write what was fully expected to be