Somewhere South

Somewhere South

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Pictured: Vivian Howard

Credit: Josh Woll

Celebrity chef, author, and restaurateur Vivian Howard takes you on a culinary tour, exploring dishes that are uniting cultures and creating new traditions across the American South.

Vivian Howard, who previously hosted the award-winning series A Chef's Life, returns to PBS in Somewhere South. The new six-part series airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. In Somewhere South, Vivian travels the changing South in search of the dishes that connect us all — dumplings, hand pies, porridge and more — but which are expressed in delightfully different ways across cultures. Along the way, she meets new friends and teachers, and as she says, discovers “how breaking bread and sharing a meal can create a comfortable place to have meaningful, memorable conversations."

In this episode, Dumpling Dilemma, airing Friday, April 10 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, Vivian takes a trip to the Mississippi Delta and farther south reveals that not all dumplings are the same -- whether they're filled with minced meat, chopped vegetables or nothing at all, they are known to stretch ingredients as well as the imagination.