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Food Notes: ‘Chef’s Life’ scores an Emmy

Chef Vivian Howard, left, and Durham filmmaker Cynthia Hill, won an Emmy Award for 'A Chef's Life.'
Chef Vivian Howard, left, and Durham filmmaker Cynthia Hill, won an Emmy Award for 'A Chef's Life.' Corey Lowenstein/News & Observer

‘Chef’s Life’ scores an Emmy

The PBS show “A Chef’s Life,” about the food adventures of chef Vivian Howard at the Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, didn’t get a James Beard Foundation Award in New York on Friday, but it scored a big win in Los Angeles: a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program. Director Cynthia Hill was there to receive the award.

“A Chef’s Life” had been nominated in three categories at the Beard media awards: Outstanding personality, for Howard; visual and technical excellence; and on-location television program.

Eat to help East Meck’s culinary team May 13

East Mecklenburg High School’s culinary arts competition team has filled a whole trophy case with state and national awards. To help the team raise money to go to Washington for a national conference this summer, the school will hold its annual Gold Feathers dining experience May 13 at the school, 6800 Monroe Road. Two seatings, at 5 and 7 p.m., and tickets are $40. Reservations and details: Email dale.richardson@cms.k12.nc.us or call 980-343-6430.

Celebrate N.C. wine and beer Saturday in Mount Airy

The Budbreak Wine and Craft Beer Festival celebrates grapes and grains in Mount Airy on Saturday. The festival on Main Street includes 18 wineries and three craft breweries, food from the restaurant 13 Bones, and live music. Hours are noon-6 p.m. and tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the festival. Details: www.budbreakfestival.com.

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