A Chef’s Life

A CHEFʻS LIFE
Liver Lover

 

Vivian visits one of her favorite farmers and an eastern North Carolina restaurant known for its fried liver. She learns that not all livers are created equal. Back at home, Mrs. Scarlett prepares a humble, old-school dish of beef liver and onions, which inspires Vivian to introduce a fancy, controversial liver dish to the restaurant’s menu.

 

A CHEFʻS LIFE
King Cornbread

A CHEFʻS LIFE: King Cornbread

 

Vivian visits a Kinston institution that merges cornbread with another Southern signature to make “pig and a puppy,” then crafts a version for a charity dinner. Mrs. Scarlett and Ms. Lillie’s cornbread cook-off showcases their different traditions.

 

A CHEFʻS LIFE
Chasing Trout

A CHEFʻS LIFE: Chasing Trout

 

In the fifth season of this award-winning series, Vivian hits the road in a food truck to support her first cookbook, a 500-page “culinary love letter.”

 

Chasing Trout
Vivian plans a respite from the road during the holidays, but is busy at home. She volunteers at a soup kitchen and does one last book signing in Kinston. She also prepares a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner where trout – from roe to filet – shines.

 

A CHEFʻS LIFE
Persimmon Style

A CHEFʻS LIFE: Persimmon Style - Photo:Ted Richardson, For The Washington Post

 

In the fifth season of this award-winning series, Vivian hits the road in a food truck to support her first cookbook, a 500-page “culinary love letter.”

 

Persimmon Style
Vivian takes her twins to pick persimmons and learns about the different varieties of the fruit. Back in Kinston, she gets a pudding lesson from Chef Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill.

 

A CHEFʻS LIFE
Bourbon Country

A CHEFʻS LIFE: Bourbon Country

 

In the fifth season of this award-winning series, Vivian hits the road in a food truck to support her first cookbook, a 500-page “culinary love letter.”

 

Bourbon Country
A dinner in Vivian’s honor ends as an American history lesson. A tour of Maker’s Mark and Jefferson’s distilleries clarifies whiskey, scotch and bourbon differences.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Wanted: Broccoli

A CHEFʻS LIFE: Wanted: Broccoli

 

In the fifth season of this award-winning series, Vivian hits the road in a food truck to support her first cookbook, a 500-page “culinary love letter.”

 

Wanted: Broccoli
Follow Vivian as she heads to NYC, where her book launch means a full itinerary. Back at the shop, Ben and crew ready the food truck for its first stop in Nashville. While there, a lack of rain leads Vivian on a challenging hunt for broccoli.

 

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Shake, Rattle, and Pole (Beans)

 

In the fifth season of this award-winning series, Vivian hits the road in a food truck to support her first cookbook, a 500-page “culinary love letter.”

 

Shake, Rattle, and Pole (Beans)
Vivian struggles to scrounge up enough green beans to add to the menu at Chef & the Farmer, where a new chef is firmly in place.

 

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Prolific Peppers

 

Vivian preps peppers for a trip to Lambstock, where chefs, food and music converge. Holley’s grandmother offers a lesson in stuffing peppers and delegating authority.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Two-Mato

 

In the fifth season of this award-winning series, Vivian hits the road in a food truck to support her first cookbook, a 500-page “culinary love letter.”

 

Two-Mato
As Chef & the Farmer turns 10, Vivian searches for ripe tomatoes to serve at the restaurant’s birthday party. She seeks the wisdom of Ms. Mary and Ms. Lillie to prepare an old-school tomato dish that “kills hungry.”

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Have Yourself Some Moonshine

 

Vivian visits Broad Slab Distillery where they talk about the art and soul of white lightning. The restaurant’s mixologist works moonshine into several new drinks while the restaurant staff struggle through the holiday party season. They end the season with a party of their own at Ben and Vivian’s new house with AppleJack Moonshine Cocktails making a guest appearance.

 

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