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Vivian Howard to Speak at NC State

portrait of Vivian Howard
Vivian Howard

Award-winning chef, TV personality, author and NC State alumna Vivian Howard will return to campus Dec. 15 to deliver the annual Eloise S. Cofer Lecture on connecting food, family and community.

The event, which takes place 7-9 p.m. at Stewart Theater in the Talley Student Union, is free and open to the public. No tickets or registration are required, and the first 100 attendees will receive a copy of Howard’s new book “Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South.” Doors will open at 6:30, and parking is available in the nearby Coliseum Deck and Reynolds lot.

Howard also will participate in a book-signing event that day, from 12-2 p.m. at the Talley Student Union’s Coastal Ballroom. Books will be available for purchase at that time.

A 2000 graduate of NC State, Howard co-owns the famed farm-to-table restaurant Chef & the Farmer in Kinston. She is also star of the PBS documentary series, “A Chef’s Life,” about her life in the kitchen and as mother of two young children.

The 2016 Cofer Lecture is presented by the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences.