Vivian visits neighbor Marty Harper s peanut farm just before and during harvest. Vivian s dad introduces Ben and Vivian to the old school break snack, a pack of salted peanuts dumped into a Pepsi in a glass bottle. At the restaurant, Vivian translates the snack into Pepsi glazed pork belly with country ham braised peanuts.
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.
Vivian demonstrates the versatility of corn by creating a smoked corn relish.
Vivian goes to Cedar Island to explore the new culture of farm-raised oysters in the Southeast. She and Ben share plans of opening an oyster bar across the street from Chef & the Farmer in hopes it will be a place that adds character and variety to the town s dining scene. Vivian and her dad orchestrate their family s first-ever oyster roast and are blown away by how much everyone enjoys it.
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