Somewhere South with Chef Vivian Howard

In six one-hour episodes, chef and author Vivian Howard digs deeper into the lesser known roots of Southern food, Southern cooking, and Southern living. Her curiosity has made her beloved by the millions of people who watched her grow into an award-winning television host, best-selling author, and celebrated chef over five seasons of “A Chef's Life.”

With “Somewhere South,” Howard serves as both student and guide, exploring cross-cultural dishes through the professional and personal relationships she has with southerners of many backgrounds. Each episode of “Somewhere South” explores the connectivity of a single dish, and the ways people of different backgrounds interpret that dish while expressing the complex values, identities, and histories that make up the American South.

“Somewhere South,” lets viewers meet  their neighbors while exploring the foods that bind and define the American South — one dish at a time.


Somewhere South is produced by Markay Media in association with South Carolina ETV and UNCTV. The series is directed and produced by Cynthia Hill with Vivian Howard as a producer and write. Somewhere South has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Featuring: Vivian Howard
Producer/Writer: Vivian Howard
Producer/Director: Cynthia Hill
Directors of Photography: Rex Miller, Blaire Johnson
Series Editor: Tom Vickers
Original Score: Chuck Johnson
Line Producer:Jenn Cromling
Co-Producers: Andrea Weigl, Shirlette Ammons, Victoria Bouloubasis, Tom Vickers
Field Audio: Mark Barroso, Cynthia Hill, York Phelps, Josh Stowe
Aerial Cinematography: Blaire Johnson
Additional Footage: Josh Woll, Ish Abdelkhalek, Jeremy Seifert, Herby Smith
Additional Editors: Chi-Ho Lee, Abbie Carson, Ted Roach, Ned Phillips
Assistant Editor: John Laww 
Gaffer: Matt Hedt
Graphic Design: Margaret McNealy
Animation: Teddy Leinbach
Visual Effects: Cristian Cardozo
Consulting Producers: Selena Lauterer, Malinda Maynor Lowery
Associate Producers: Dawn Dreyer, Catherine Rierson, Un Kyong Ho
Production Assistants: Jason Hill
Humanities Scholars: Steven Alvarez, Theodore Bestor, Marcie Cohen Ferris, William Darity, Jigna Desai, John T. Edge, Hannah Gill, Sandra Gutierrez, Elijah Heyward III, Simi Kang, Malinda Maynor Lowery, Christopher Wilson, Jessica Wilkerson
Markay Media Post Supervisor and On-line Editor: Eli Van Noppen
Additional On-line Editor: Ted Roach
Garnet Color Lead Colorist: Clark Bierbaum
UNC-TV Sound Supervisor and Re-Recording Mixer: Nathan Shepherd
UNC-TV Project Coordinator: Josh Clinard
Web Design/Development: Margaret McNealy, David Street
Legal: Donaldson + Callif, LLP
Accounting: Sharon Anderson 
Station Relations: Artemis Independent 
Music Consultant: Tift Merritt
For PBS/Executive in Charge: Pamela A. Aguilar 
For PBS/Director, Programming: Zara Frankel
For PBS/Assistant Director, Programming: Zachary Treu
For UNC-TV/Executive Producer: Rachel Raney
For SCETV/Executive Producer: Don Godish
Fiscal Sponsor: Southern Documentary Fund
Original Production Funding Provided by: National Endowment for the Humanities, Cuisinart, ETV Endowment of South Carolina, NC Farm Bureau Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Electrolux, Biltmore Estate Wine Company, Lenoir County Committee of 100, Kinston-Lenoir County Tourism Development Authority, NC Department of Agriculture 

I’m On My Way” Written by Rhiannon Giddens and Joe Henry. Performed by Rhiannon Giddens, (featuring Francesco Turrisi) Published by Children Of Llyr (BMI) Used with Permission. All rights reserved.

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A Co-Presentation of SCETV and UNC-TV
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