|Southern Season is a foodie playground featuring cheeses, coffees and teas, baked goods, flowers, wine and beer, home decor, prepared foods, gourmet ingredients, and so much more.|
Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, NC and host of the Peabody Award-winning show, A Chef's Life, Vivian Howard has catapulted southeastern North Carolina dining and southern ingredients into the stratosphere and has become a household name. After working under some of New York's cutting edge chefs and restaurants, Howard and her husband, Ben Knight, returned to her North Carolina roots in 2005 to open Chef & the Farmer and raise her family in the down-home environment where she was raised. Since then, she and Knight have opened Boiler Room Oyster Bar in Kinston and embarked on A Chef's Life, a PBS series launched in 2013, with one Peabody Award and a James Beard Media Award finalist nomination under its belt.
Southern Season and delivered in a handcrafted wood crate. Some examples of the collections include "Kinston Inspiration" (filled with signature items from her hometown), "Ben's Birthday Gift" (pictured left and an assortment of some of her husband's favorite breakfast items), and "Childhood Memories" (filled with a sampling of some of her favorite snacks when she was growing up).
In addition to these unique holiday gift collections, Southern Season has also created a Vivian Howard Shop in each location featuring her favorite artisan products, gadgets, kitchen staples and more. And in early 2015, Southern Season plans to unveil a line of Vivian Howard for Southern Season products, based on some of her favorite recipes.
They will also open A Taste of Southern Season in Cameron Village in Raleigh November 8 through January 15 and will feature a carefully selected sample of Southern Season's vast assortment of local, regional, hard-to-find, and international goodies, as well as gourmet gift collections from Vivian Howard for Southern Season and other gift delicacies. There is no mention of a permanent Southern Season on the horizon in Raleigh but it certainly wouldn't surprise us.
So no matter where you are in the Carolinas, there's a Southern Season for all your holiday entertaining and gift giving needs.