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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Vkh1_nBYEMB3nm1H_HX6Zw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false After a year recovering from a restaurant fire and re-opening Chef and the Farmer, Vivian and Ben go all-in to open a burger/oyster bar called The Boiler Room. Vivian boils over with the stress of staffing adjustments, testing new menu concepts, and the enormous task of putting 500 pounds of... /episodes/get/28738 /episode/28738 Blueberries and Boiling Over /episode-player/28738

A year after overcoming a devastating fire, Vivian and Ben go all-in on a 2nd restaurant.

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Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/RcoeYaZW0C1BQgPgU4cR_A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&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/15467 /episode/15467 Have Yourself Some Moonshine /episode-player/15467

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's new house, with AppleJack Moonshine cocktails making a guest appearance.

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Thu, 12/05/2013 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/jXuFK8c47v2EfkHkjvartw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&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/15465 /episode/15465 The Buttermilk Belt /episode-player/15465

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. Vivian prepares for an event called Terra Vita, where she will serve three courses to 100 people and make collards the star they deserve to be.

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Thu, 11/28/2013 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/690jQJcSgjDEy6xYQHe6Lg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&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/15466 /episode/15466 Collard Green Queen /episode-player/15466

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. The couple attempts to shoot the twins' Christmas card picture in the family's swimming-pool-turned-turnip patch, while Vivian's nieces and nephews desperately try to make buttermilk with their great-grandmother's butter churn.

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Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/y3lHJkPZNDTvSjDLBrnbbw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&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/15464 /episode/15464 Sweet Potato /episode-player/15464

Vivian introduces viewers 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 pecans. Mother Earth Brewery and Chef & the Farmer team up for a beer dinner, featuring first-of-the-season sweet potatoes.

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Tue, 11/19/2013 - 12:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Vxiymg76rFQviCS53WPJNw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&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/15463 /episode/15463 Peanuts /episode-player/15463

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. Vivian reinvents the popular Southern snack, boiled peanuts, for the local farmers' market.

Air date:
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:00
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