Generations of Southerners “put up” their favorite summer fruits and veggies to keep the flavors of the season fresh all year long. Today, not as many of us are schooled in the art of pickling and preserving. Eager to learn? Let acclaimed North Carolina chef Vivian Howard give you lessons, and next year, you’ll be stocking up on mason jars come June.
Deep Run, North Carolina
North Carolina native Vivian Howard is a chef and TV personality who brings her Southern upbringing to the tastes and flavors of each of her restaurants, award-winning Chef & the Farmer, the Boiler Room, and Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria. Vivian is well decorated with accolades, including her selection as a James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist five times running for Best Chef: Southeast. She premiered in 2013 in A Chef’s Life, the award-winning documentary television series celebrating Eastern North Carolina food traditions, winning a Daytime Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, a James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Personality/Host. In 2016 she released her first New York Times best-selling cookbook, Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South.
Stop by the Artist Cottage between 10AM–12PM Tuesday–Friday to chat with the artist and learn the process of her craft.