Vivian Howard

Clam-and-Oyster Pan Roast
Rating: Unrated
This brothy, aromatic seafood dish from chef Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina, weaves steamed clams with traditional New Orleans creamed oysters. It’s hearty but not heavy, and the winter greens make it a full meal. Crusty bread is a must for sopping up the coveted broth. Slideshow: More Clam Recipes 
This pleasantly sweet-and-tangy lentil soup from chef Vivian Howard’s cookbook Deep Run Roots gets a little wake-up from the addition of diced Granny Smith apple right before serving. Howard also likes to swirl in fresh buttermilk to brighten up the rich lentils and bacon. Slideshow: More Lentils Recipes 
For grilled squash with a uniformly crisp texture, chef Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer in North Carolina cuts her squash lengthwise into quarters and then removes the seedy interior. This gorgeous summer squash salad is tossed with a bright, lemony dressing. Slideshow:  More Summer Squash Recipes 
This indulgent sandwich from chef Vivian Howard is a fun combination of Époisses, the pungent French cow-milk cheese, and sweet and spicy pepper jelly. Slideshow:  More Grilled Cheese Recipes 
Chef Vivian Howard uses olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese to enrich her lush broccoli soup. A drizzle of raisin puree adds lovely, sweet tang. Slideshow:  More Vegetable Soup Recipes