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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
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.

 

FAMILY INGREDIENTS
Philippines – Adobo

“Top Chef” fan favorite Sheldon Simeon makes his first trip to the Philippines. Born and raised in Hawaiʻi, Simeon credits his dad for his love of Filipino cuisine.

 

Airdates:

Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm (premiere)

Wednesday, October 18 at 11:30 pm (encore)

Sunday, October 22 at 4:30 pm (encore)


A CHEFʻS LIFE
Liver Lover

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.

 

FAMILY INGREDIENTS
Lanaʻi, Hawaiʻi ‐ Venison

 

Cultural pride can be found everywhere in world but on the tiny island of Lanaʻi, one woman makes it a way of life. Hula dancer and sustainable hunter Anela Evans is remarkable in many ways but it is the memory of her father and her love of all things Hawaiian that keeps this young woman committed to championing the land she walks on.

 

Next Airdate:

Sunday, November 19 at 4:30 pm (encore)

 



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.

 

 

GLOBE TREKKER
Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate

GLOBE TREKKER Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate

 

For centuries, people the world over have turned to the delicacy of chocolate for rituals, medicine, romance and sheer pleasure. In this informative and entertaining documentary, Trekker Judith Jones reveals how our love affair with chocolate began in Mesoamerica, present-day Southern Mexico and Central America, where people living deep in the tropical rainforests discovered the edible properties of Theobroma cacao, referred to as “the food of the gods.” With fellow Trekkers from around the world, Judith discovers the extraordinary popularity behind the pleasure of chocolate.

 

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.

 

 

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