While the debate goes on about Paula Deen's dismal legacy, here's a chance to get excited about another kind of Southern food story.
"A Chef's Life," the PBS series about Vivian Howard and Ben Knight and their restaurant The Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, will debut in September. I was already looking forward to it. Here's the column I wrote last year after my colleague Andrea Weigl took me to visit the restaurant.
This morning, there's a preview video up for the show. And after watching it, I'll admit it: I'm excited.
Get ready for a different, and loving, look at cooking and living in the South, and particularly in our state.