Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly said Vivian Howard won the James Beard Award for Best Instructional Video. Pannacooking.com won the award for the video. Howard was the video's host.
The James Beard Foundation held its Media Awards Friday night in New York City, honoring the television, journalism, books and digital works of the food world.
Kinston chef Vivian Howard was the host of the video that won Best Instructional Video, a step-by-step guide to making black bean glazed salmon with ginger cabbage for the website pannacooking.com. Though far from the Southern food Howard is best known for at her Kinston restaurants and her award-winning PBS series, "A Chef's Life," she says in the video that the funky fish dish is one of her family's favorites at home.
Food and travel site Roads & Kingdoms won the James Beard for Best Food Section. Cary native Matt Goulding is one of the site's founders.
Daytime Emmy Awards
It's a weekend of glitz and glamour for Howard, and maybe more awards at the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Friday night in California, the Daytime Emmys handed out their Creative Arts Awards. "Chef's Life" show creator Cynthia Hill was up for best directing in a culinary, lifestyle or travel show. "Giada's Holiday Handbook" won in the directing category.
But Sunday at the main awards ceremony, Howard is nominated for Outstanding Culinary Host, and "A Chef's Life" is up for Outstanding Culinary Program.
Those awards will be streamed at 8 p.m. emmyonline.tv.
James Beard Chef Awards
The James Beard Foundation's chef awards will be announced May 7 in Chicago. Raleigh chef Ashley Christensen is a finalist this year for the top James Beard award. Christensen won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast in 2014. She owns four restaurants in downtown Raleigh, including her award-winning Poole’s Diner and Death & Taxes, plus a cocktail bar and an event space. A pizza restaurant is on the way next year next to Poole’s.
This time, she'll be one of five chefs vying for a national award that's given to "a working chef in America whose career has set national industry standards and who has served as an inspiration to other food professionals."
Asheville chef Katie Button, whose restaurants include Curate and Nightbell, is nominated for Best Chef: Southeast.