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Don’t Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! (Part 1)
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A Chef's Life

Don't Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 1

Vivian, Ben and the entire Chef and the Farmer staff hustle to complete the preparations necessary for her luncheon at the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium in Oxford, Mississippi. At the center of her generation-spanning meal is the Tom Thumb, a pungent and rich sausage stuffed into a pig's appendix. As preparations get underway, the sheer math of the moment is astounding: four courses for 400 food writers and Southern food enthusiasts - 1,600 plates in the span of 90 minutes. Vivian greets this honor with terror and sheer force of will, leaving a long prep day with a sense of pride and excitement.

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King Cornbread

Vivian films a segment for a morning TV show where cornbread takes center stage.
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Liver Lover

Vivian visits one of her favorite farmers and a restaurant known for its fried livers.
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Chasing Trout

Vivian plans a respite from the road during the holidays, but finds herself busy at home.
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Persimmon Style

Vivian takes the twins to pick persimmons and learn about the fruit's different varieties.
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Bourbon Country

Dinner at Maker’s Mark in Vivian’s honor turns into an American history lesson.
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WANTED: Broccoli

Vivian heads to NYC where her book launch means a full itinerary.
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A Food Truck and a Pear Tree

The arrival of Vivian's cookbook sparks a well of emotions.
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Prolific Peppers

Vivian preps peppers for Lambstock, a party where chefs, food, and music converge.
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Shake, Rattle and Pole (Beans)

With Summer heat high and rain levels low, Vivian struggles to find enough green beans.
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Two-Mato

Vivian’s plate is full of everything. Except tomatoes.
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