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Table Talk with Vivian Howard of Deep Run Roots

The Chowhound Team | Mar 29, 201701:04 PM

We have been following the avid discussion in the Home Cooking community about Vivian’s latest book Deep Run Roots: You can imagine how excited we were when Vivian confirmed that she would be our guest for Table Talk.

We found this lovely description of herself in her site and we thought of sharing it here (with her permission, of course).

“Writing a description of yourself is really hard. But under instruction to list the things that make me, me - I’d have to say I’m a first time author whose young adult self dreamt of being a writer. I’m the mother of a twin boy and girl who once doubted her maternal instincts. I’m a chef who cooks for therapy. I’m a lucky daughter who counts her parents among her friends. I’m a strong-willed wife who loves her husband but often struggles to work with him. And I’m a television personality who can’t bear to look at herself in pictures. My greatest strengths are fearlessness, creativity, enthusiasm and humor. My most frustrating weaknesses are patience, organization and numbers.

I always thought winning awards was for someone else and have been genuinely happy to be named a semifinalist 4 times in a row for James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southeast. But this past year, I won a JBF award for Best Television Personality and I have to say, winning made me happier than being nominated.”

We'll be taking your questions —here on this thread— from now through April 5th, and Vivian will answer your questions on April 12th.

As a 'thank you', we're giving two lucky members a copy of Vivian’s book, Deep Run Roots To participate, just send us your questions and we’ll email you a link to enter for a chance to win.

More about Vivian Howard here:

We are also hosting Melissa Clark whose book was selected as April’s Cookbook of the Month. To participate follow the links below.

— Table Talk:
— COTM announcement:

Check out the previous Table Talk with Andrea Nguyen here:

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