A Chef’s Life to wrap

KINSTON — Vivian Howard has shut down the kitchen on her PBS series “A Chef’s Life.”  The Kinston chef made southern food gourmet cuisine. A final one-hour “Chef’s Life” special airing nationally on PBS on Oct. 22 will be called “Harvest Special.”

Howard is expected to start a new food-centric series possibly next year. The new show will feature six hour-long episodes airing on PBS and again will focus on cultural cuisine.