Somewhere South

Join chef Vivian Howard as she digs deeper into the lesser-known roots of Southern food, cooking and living, and strives to better understand her neighbors in the contemporary South, one dish at a time.

Distributed by: The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
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American As Hand Pie

Episode #101 · See how Vivian's crash course in mass producing hand pies inspires her to revisit the applejacks of her youth. Her journey includes a trip to West Virginia for a taste of pepperoni rolls and a look at the world's most popular hand pie - the empanada.

Porridge for the Soul

Episode #102 · Join Vivian at a dinner honoring pioneering chef Edna Lewis. Vivian gives porridge the royal treatment and learns about African American contributions to Southern cuisine.

Dumpling Dilemma

Episode #103 · Accompany Vivian on a trip to the Mississippi Delta and farther south to learn that not all dumplings are the same. But whether filled with minced meat, chopped veggies or nothing at all, they stretch our ingredients and our imaginations.

What A Pickle

Episode #104 · Hear Vivian's lecture on chow chow, a quintessentially Southern relish, at Asheville's first ever Chow Chow Festival. Her preservation education dives into Indian and Sri Lankan pickles, Puerto Rican escabeche, and Korean kimchi.

It's A Greens Thing

Episode #105 · Travel with Vivian to the Lumbee tribe's annual homecoming, where she samples their famous collard sandwich. On a trip to Georgia, Vivian meets a group of refugee farmers growing greens that remind them of home.

How Do You Cue?

Episode #106 · Follow Vivian on a journey to learn how other Southerners cook and eat barbecue. She travels to Florida for smoked mullet and Texas for barbecue with Japanese and Mexican twists.