A Chef's Life

  • 2013
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

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

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A Chef's Life Season 4
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A Chef's Life Season 4
The fourth helping of this award-winning series is the most unpredictable yet, featuring a healthy dose of homegrown laughter and inspired ingredients (more…)
A Chef's Life Season 1
Each episode follows Vivian as she explores Southern cuisine, past and present -- one ingredient at a time.
A Chef's Life Season 1
Each episode follows Vivian as she explores Southern cuisine, past and present -- one ingredient at a time.
A Chef's Life Season 3
Follow Vivian's journey managing two restaurants, a bustling young family and newfound fame.
A Chef's Life Season 3
Follow Vivian's journey managing two restaurants, a bustling young family and newfound fame.
Episode 9: Peanuts
24:40 — 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 (more…)
Episode 11: Collard Green Queen
24:40 — Vivian spends the morning with her neighbors, the Mills brothers, participating in their 100-year-old, all-male family tradition of making collard kra (more…)
Fried Green Tomatoes and Bacon Mayo with Sweet Corn Relish
03:58 — Vivian demonstrates the versatility of corn by creating a smoked corn relish.
Episode 6: Oysters
24:40 — 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 acros (more…)
Tomato Pie
04:43 — Vivian demonstrates her version of the tomato pie, a Southern Summer classic.
Episode 1: Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea
24:40 — Chef Vivian Howard and her husband Ben leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern traditio (more…)
Episode 13: 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 sever (more…)
Episode 10: Sweet Potato
24:40 — Vivian introduces us to Rob and Amy Hill, proprietors of one of the largest sweet potato farms in the country and two of the restaurant s best custome (more…)
Candied Yams with Bacon-Pecan Syrup
02:54 — Vivian cooks up a modern version of candied yams.
Episode 8: Amber Waves of Grain
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 (more…)
Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Cracklins and Maple Vinegar
02:33 — Vivian demonstrates her updated version of pork cracklins featuring sweet potatoes.
Ginger and Leek Crispy Rice with a Sunnyside-Up Egg
03:18 — Vivian demonstrates her method of cooking rice which always comes out perfect.
Mulled Muscadine on Crostini with Goat Cheese
02:51 — Vivian celebrates muscadines by creating a mulled muscadine and goat cheese appetizer.
Episode 7: Muscadine Time
24:40 — Ben, Vivian and the twins pick muscadine grapes at a small local vineyard while learning the history of this native grape. Vivian visits Mike and Gato (more…)
Holiday Q&A With Chef Vivian Howard
13:04 — Vivian answers questions from PBS viewers and makes a gourmet cheese ball.
Coconut Cornbread Strawberry Shortcake
04:02 — Vivian makes an extra special recipe: a strawberry shortcake for her twins' birthday.
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  • Premiered: September 10, 2013
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A top New York chef returns to her North Carolina hometown, where she opens a restaurant. (more)

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