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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
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.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
The Buttermilk Belt

 

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.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Collard Green Queen

 

Vivian spends the morning with her neighbors, the Mills brothers, participating in their 100-year-old all-male family tradition of making collard kraut. Vivian visits Warren at Brother’s farm to talk about the Eastern Carolina ingredient with a cult following, the cabbage collard.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
A Road Trip for Rice

 

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. Glenn’s passion inspires Vivian to host a “rice dinner” at Chef & the Farmer, where each course centers on this grain. Scarlett, Vivian’s mom, schools her daughter on how to make the chicken and rice she grew up eating.

 

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