Kinston chef Vivian Howard has partnered with Southern Season to produce a line of specialty gift baskets, which are now on sale.
Howard owns Chef & the Farmer and Boiler Room Oyster Bar in Kinston with her husband Ben Knight and is the star of the Peabody-award winning PBS show, “ A Chef’s Life,” which debuted its second season this week. The show airs at 7:30 p.m. Sundays and 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursdays on UNC-TV.
Howard’s gift baskets are actually stamped wooden crates filled with goodies. There’s a “Childhood Memories” crate featuring her favorite snacks growing up, a “Ben’s Birthday Gift,” featuring her husband’s favorite breakfast items and, of course, a “Pimp My Grits” crate named after the popular menu feature at her Kinston restsaurant.
The gift crates range in price from $40 to $290. To view the collection, go to southernseason.com/shop/vivian-howard.
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Beyond the gift crates, Howard will be doing events at the three Southern Season locations: Dec. 11 in Richmond, Dec. 12 in Chapel Hill and early 2015 in Charleston, S.C. Details about “Vivian Howard Day” at the Chapel Hill store have yet to be determined.
In case you missed it, The Washington Post just ran an excellent article about Howard and her PBS show. Go HERE to read it.