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Air Date: Fri, Oct 26, 2018 10:00 PM
After five momentous seasons of A CHEF’S LIFE, Vivian hosts Harvest Special, a farewell feast of epic proportions. This series finale begins as a tractor pushes through her family’s cornfield to carve out the open-air dining room of Vivian’s dreams. She gathers Summer’s last vegetables from Warren Brothers’ farm for a batch of chow-chow.
Air Date: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 7:30 PM
Vivian and Ben go to Maple View Dairy to pick up product for the restaurant. They talk buttermilk with the dairy’s manager; later Vivian’s nieces and nephews try to make buttermilk with their great-grandmother’s butter churn.
Air Date: Wed, Jun 7, 2017 7:30 PM
Vivian introduces us to Rob and Amy Hill, proprietors of one of the largest sweet potato farms in the country and two of the restaurant’s best customers. Vivian and her mom, Scarlett, make her grandmother’s candied yams and Vivian later re-imagines these for the restaurant with texture, sorghum and pecans.
Air Date: Wed, May 24, 2017 7:30 PM
Vivian travels to Columbia, South Carolina, to meet with Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills and learns about Carolina heirloom rice growing in fields on the Savannah River. Glenn explains Anson Mills’ efforts to save heirloom grains and discusses the importance of ingredient biodiversity.
Air Date: Wed, May 17, 2017 7:30 PM
Ben, Vivian and the twins pick muscadine grapes at a small local vineyard while learning the history of this native grape. Vivian visits Mike and Gator, her grape suppliers, and makes homemade wine. Back at the restaurant, Vivian makes a pizza with mulled muscadines.
Air Date: Wed, May 10, 2017 7:30 PM
A Chef’s Life is a documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, returned home to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina.
Air Date: Wed, May 3, 2017 7:30 PM
A Chef’s Life is a documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, returned home to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina.
Air Date: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 7:30 PM
A Chef’s Life is a documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, returned home to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina.
Air Date: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 7:30 PM
A Chef’s Life is a documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, returned home to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina.
Air Date: Wed, Apr 5, 2017 7:30 PM
Chef Vivian and her husband, Ben, leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of “putting up” corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life.
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