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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Liver Lover Season 5, Episode 9 Nov 30, 2017 $2.99

Vivian visits one of her favorite farmers and an eastern North Carolina restaurant known for its fried livers. She learns that not all livers are created equal, but are equally good for you. Back at home, Mrs. Scarlett prepares a humble, old-school dish of beef liver and onions, which inspires Vivian to introduce a fancy, controversial liver dish to the restaurant's menu.

Chasing Trout Season 5, Episode 8 Nov 19, 2017 $2.99

Vivian plans a respite from the road during the holidays, but finds herself equally busy at home. She volunteers at a soup kitchen and does one last book signing in Kinston before the holidays. Vivian also visits Sunburst Trout Farms and prepares a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner at the restaurant where trout — from roe to filet — shines.

Persimmon Style Season 5, Episode 7 Nov 16, 2017 $1.99

On a short hiatus from the book tour, Vivian takes the twins to pick persimmons off Mrs. Betty’s tree and learns about the different varieties of the fruit. She then takes that knowledge to Atlanta where an event called “Hired Guns” pits chefs and their dishes against each other. Back in Kinston, Vivian gets a pudding lesson from chef Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner in Chapel Hill.

Bourbon Country Season 5, Episode 6 Nov 5, 2017 $1.99

What begins as a dinner at Maker’s Mark in Vivian’s honor ends as an American history lesson. A tour of Maker’s Mark and Jefferson’s distilleries illuminates the differences between whiskey, scotch, and bourbon for Vivian who also learns how Frank and Jesse James fit into Kentucky’s boozy biography.

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A Chef's Life
From PBS - From blueberries to turnips to butterbeans, Vivian Howard explores Southern cuisine with a chef's modern sensibilities.
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Sat Aug 18 3:30pm
Gettin' Figgy With It(Season 3, Episode 3) PBS

Vivian has three days to write a book chapter on figs. The resulting stress leads to a fig-honey-bourbon slushie tasting; and a fig preserves session. In other events, Vivian and Ben decide to charge for bread at the restaurant.

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Sat Aug 18 9:30pm
Gettin' Figgy With It(Season 3, Episode 3) PBS

Vivian has three days to write a book chapter on figs. The resulting stress leads to a fig-honey-bourbon slushie tasting; and a fig preserves session. In other events, Vivian and Ben decide to charge for bread at the restaurant.

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Sun Aug 19 12:30am
Gettin' Figgy With It(Season 3, Episode 3) PBS

Vivian has three days to write a book chapter on figs. The resulting stress leads to a fig-honey-bourbon slushie tasting; and a fig preserves session. In other events, Vivian and Ben decide to charge for bread at the restaurant.

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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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