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A Chef's Life

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Episode 13: Have Yourself Some Moonshine Air date: 12-05-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365129795/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Vivian visits Broad Slab Distillery, where they talk about the art and soul of white lightning. The restaurant’s mixologist works moonshine into several new drinks, while the restaurant staff struggles through the holiday party season. They end the season with a party of their own at Ben and Vivian... /episodes/get/11176 /episode/11176 A Chef's Life: Episode 13: Have Yourself Some Moonshine /episode-player/11176
Episode 12: The Buttermilk Belt Air date: 11-28-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365129788/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Vivian and Ben go to Maple View Dairy to pick up product for the restaurant. They talk buttermilk with the dairy’s manager, and the noise Ben makes while savoring his cup of the thick liquid annoys his wife. /episodes/get/11046 /episode/11046 A Chef's Life: Episode 12: The Buttermilk Belt /episode-player/11046
Episode 11: Collard Green Queen Air date: 11-21-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365129779/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/10872 /episode/10872 A Chef's Life: Episode 11: Collard Green Queen /episode-player/10872
Episode 10: Sweet Potato Air date: 11-19-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365125300/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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 customers. Vivian and her mom, Scarlett, make her grandmother’s candied yams and Vivian later re-imagines these for the restaurant with texture, sorghum and... /episodes/get/10873 /episode/10873 A Chef's Life: Episode 10: Sweet Potato /episode-player/10873
Episode 9: Peanuts Air date: 11-12-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365117742/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/10874 /episode/10874 A Chef's Life: Episode 9: Peanuts /episode-player/10874
Episode 8: Amber Waves of Grain Air date: 11-05-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365109698/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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 Savannah River. Glenn explains Anson Mills’ efforts to save heirloom grains and discusses the importance of ingredient biodiversity. /episodes/get/10875 /episode/10875 A Chef's Life: Episode 8: Amber Waves of Grain /episode-player/10875
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Episode 1: Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea
Chef Vivian Howard and her husband Ben leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of ?putting up? corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life.
Air date: 09/07/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365073692/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Chef Vivian Howard and her husband Ben leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of ?putting up? corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life. /episodes/get/10199 /episode/10199 A Chef's Life: Episode 1: Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea /episode-player/10199
Episode 2: Strawberry Stay at Home
Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the backdrop of the Southern harbinger of spring, the strawberry. Their twins go on their first strawberry picking excursion and Vivian and a friend develop a recipe for Coconut Cornbread Strawberry Shortcake with Basil Whipped Cream.
Air date: 09/14/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365075556/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the backdrop of the Southern harbinger of spring, the strawberry. Their twins go on their first strawberry picking excursion and Vivian and a friend develop a recipe for Coconut Cornbread Strawberry Shortcake with Basil Whipped Cream. /episodes/get/10383 /episode/10383 A Chef's Life: Episode 2: Strawberry Stay at Home /episode-player/10383
Episode 3: Pimp My Grits
The restaurant gears up for a practice service where the new equipment and new menu will be tested in real time ? but nothing is going as planned. One of the big changes to the restaurant?s menus is the addition of a section called ?Pimp My Grits,? where Vivian exalts the lowly, quintessentially...
Air date: 10/01/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365083728/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The restaurant gears up for a practice service where the new equipment and new menu will be tested in real time ? but nothing is going as planned. One of the big changes to the restaurant?s menus is the addition of a section called ?Pimp My Grits,? where Vivian exalts the lowly, quintessentially... /episodes/get/10486 /episode/10486 A Chef's Life: Episode 3: Pimp My Grits /episode-player/10486
Episode 4: Cracklin' Kitchen
Vivian goes about christening the restaurant?s new ?whole animal, no waste? program with two little pigs from Warren Brothers? farm. She uses everything ? including the skin ? and shows us, upon her father?s recommendation, how to make her version of sweet potatoes with cracklins.
Air date: 10/08/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365094144/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Vivian goes about christening the restaurant?s new ?whole animal, no waste? program with two little pigs from Warren Brothers? farm. She uses everything ? including the skin ? and shows us, upon her father?s recommendation, how to make her version of sweet potatoes with cracklins. /episodes/get/10538 /episode/10538 A Chef's Life: Episode 4: Cracklin' Kitchen /episode-player/10538
Episode 5: Tomatoes -- You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey
Vivian preps for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon. Food enthusiasts from around the country are coming to study BBQ...
Air date: 10/15/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365099378/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Vivian preps for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon. Food enthusiasts from around the country are coming to study BBQ... /episodes/get/10605 /episode/10605 A Chef's Life: Episode 5: Tomatoes -- You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey /episode-player/10605
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