Vivian Howard visits with her food truck and new cookbook! (ticketed: includes food & signed book)

To celebrate the release of her cookbook,

Vivian Howard is embarking on a Food Truck Tour

On Saturday October 29th at 4pm, she will make a stop at Flyleaf Books and treat us to a taste of her fine food and also sign her book!

Tickets are $55 and include a signed copy of her book as well as one food/drink portion from her food truck (tax included).  This ticket admits two to the event, which is a signing only.

UPDATE 10/13/16 5pm: Tickets are sold out. You can still order a signed copy by clicking HERE

Additional books will be available for purchase at the event, all books must be purchased from Flyleaf. 

Please call or email us if you cannot make the event and we’ll have a copy signed for you: 919-942-7373


Ten years ago, Vivian Howard’s restaurant Chef and the Farmer put the nearby town of Kinston on the culinary map. But opening an ambitious eatery in a town paralyzed by recession wasn't easy. Instead of hopping on the latest food trends, Vivian focused on rural development: If you grew it, she'd buy it. Inundated by local sweet potatoes, blueberries, shrimp, pork, and beans, Vivian learned to cook the way generations of Southerners before her, relying on resourcefulness, creativity, and preservation.

As much a storybook as it is a cookbook, Deep Run Roots imparts the true tale of Southern food: rooted in family and tradition, yet calling out to the rest of the world. Organized by ingredient with dishes suited to every skill level, Deep Run Roots features time-honored simple preparations, extraordinary meals from Chef and the Farmer, and stories that bring to life the power of tradition and the pleasure of reinventing it. Here, home cooks will find photographs of every single recipe-alongside the powerful taste of being home.  

Recipes include:

* Family favorites like Blueberry BBQ Chicken, Creamed Collard-Stuffed Potatoes, Fried Yams with Five-Spice Maple Bacon Candy, and Country-Style Pork Ribs in Red Curry-Braised Watermelon,

* Crowd-pleasers like Butterbean Hummus, Tempura-Fried Okra with Ranch Ice Cream, Pimiento Cheese Grits with Salsa and Pork Rinds, Cool Cucumber Crab Dip, and Oyster Pie,

* Show-stopping desserts like Warm Banana Pudding, Peaches and Cream Cake, Spreadable Cheesecake, and Pecan-Chewy Pie,

* And more than 200 other dishes that will send you straight to your kitchen.


Event date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514