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A Chef's Life

A top New York chef returns to her North Carolina hometown, where she opens a restaurant.

Premiered: September 10, 2013

Rating: TV-G

User Rating:4.25 out of 5 (20 ratings)

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Eggs Two Dozen Ways Season 2, Episode 14 Jan 25, 2015 Paid

A month of planning and preparation peaks as Vivian’s invitation to cook at the prestigious James Beard House becomes a reality. Warren Brothers, his wife, Jane, and other friends from Kinston bring their particular brand of Eastern North Carolina charm, making everyone feel at right at home. As Warren and company charm the pants off the fancy food writers and television critics, Vivian frets about perfectly cracking 85 eggs for each plate. But before she can get there, the deep fryer breaks, bringing the Beard House a lot closer to hell’s kitchen.

Eggs a Dozen Ways Season 2, Episode 13 Jan 18, 2015 Paid

Vivian finally makes good on a promise to cook for a friend’s supper club, and she seizes the moment to experiment with an egg dish that she hopes will wow New York City’s James Beard House crowd. She visits with her egg producer and learns the ins and outs of egg varieties, from chickens to ducks to guineas to partridges. She takes us through how to boil an egg and shares Miss Scarlett’s secrets for a southern party staple: the perfect deviled egg. In the restaurant, Vivian anxiously prepares for her gala James Beard Foundation dinner, a new kind of debut in the food world.

Ramp-ing Up to Spring Season 2, Episode 12 Jan 11, 2015 Paid

As Vivian waits for spring’s vegetables to appear, she pauses to appreciate chicken’s endless capacity as an ingredient. The restaurant’s new best-seller is a whole chicken, pounded and stuffed with broccoli salad. An old family friend fries a chicken the old-fashioned way, served with a side of banana sandwiches. Spring brings the twins’ birthday, and Vivian can’t help but go over the top with celebrations, including the Cadillac of chicken coops to house Theo and Flo’s new baby chicks.

Chicken Lickin' Season 2, Episode 11 Jan 4, 2015 Paid

As Vivian waits for spring’s vegetables to appear, she pauses to appreciate chicken’s endless capacity as an ingredient. The restaurant’s new best-seller is a whole chicken, pounded and stuffed with broccoli salad. An old family friend fries a chicken the old-fashioned way, served with a side of banana sandwiches. Spring brings the twins’ birthday, and Vivian can’t help but go over the top with celebrations, including the Cadillac of chicken coops to house Theo and Flo’s new baby chicks.

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Sun Jul 12 4:00pm
Love Me Some Candied Yams!(Season 1, Episode 10) PBS

A sweet potato farm is visited. In other events, Vivian and her mother make candied yams; and Vivian later re-imagines the dish with texture, sorghum and pecans. Mother Earth Brewery and Chef & the Farmer also team up for a beer dinner that features first- (more…)

Sun Jul 19 4:00pm
Collard Green Queen(Season 1, Episode 11) PBS

Vivian makes collard kraut with neighbors; and learns about the cabbage collard. She also hosts an event for 100 people called Terra Vita that features collards.

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  • Premiered: September 10, 2013
  • Rating: TV-G
  • User Rating:4.25 out of 5 (20 ratings)
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