A Chef's Life is a new half-hour character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina.Visit A Chef's Life Website
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Vivian visits Broad Slab Distillery, and talks about the art and soul of white lightning.
Vivian and Ben go to Maple View Dairy to pick up buttermilk for the restaurant.
Vivian gets a lesson in a 100-year-old tradition of making collard kraut.
Vivian visits one of the largest sweet potato farms in the country.
Vivian visits neighbor Marty Harper’s peanut farm just before and during harvest.
Vivian travels to meet with Glenn Roberts to learn about Carolina Heirloom Rice.
Ben, Vivian and the twins pick muscadine grapes at a small local vineyard.
Vivian goes to Cedar Island to explore the new culture of farm-raised oysters.
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Vivian answers questions from PBS viewers and makes a gourmet cheese ball.
Vivian cooks up a modern version of candied yams.
Vivian shows how to create a "pickled" peanut salad that will steal the show.
Vivian demonstrates her method of cooking rice which always comes out perfect.
Vivian celebrates muscadines by creating a mulled muscadine and goat cheese appetizer.
Vivian demonstrates the proper way to shuck and serve oysters on the half-shell.
Vivian demonstrates her version of the tomato pie, a Southern Summer classic.
Vivian demonstrates her updated version of pork cracklins featuring sweet potatoes.
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