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A Food Truck and a Pear Tree
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A Chef's Life

A Food Truck and a Pear Tree

Vivian, her parents, and Flo pluck pears from a tree that’s been in the family for 100 years. The arrival of Vivian's cookbook sparks a well of emotions as the reality of wheeling a food truck around the country sets in. In order to get a better handle on the truck, Vivian and her crew do a practice run at the farmer's market and serve up Tom Thumb with pear relish.

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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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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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Mayo -- The Mother Sauce

As a new chef takes the reins, Vivian's diminishing role at the restaurant becomes clear.
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