A Chef's Life

2013, TV Show

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

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Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

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.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

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.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Vivian demonstrates the versatility of corn by creating a smoked corn relish.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

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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Premiered: September 10, 2013, on PBS
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: A top New York chef returns to her North Carolina hometown, where she opens a restaurant.

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