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"A Chef's Life" is a new food/reality series featuring Chef Vivian Howard. Vivian was making a name for herself in New York City, when her father, a hog farmer, offered to get her started in her own restaurant. The catch? It would be located in her home town, a place she swore she would never return: the Deep South. The series plunges audiences into the kitchen of the restaurant Chef and The Farmer, a highbrow restaurant located in Kinston, NC, one of the most impoverished communities in the U.S. When Vivian arrives home, she begs local farmers to grow fennel, lemongrass and Jerusalem artichokes --- none of which are native to the region. Soon, she realizes that the cooking techniques she learned in New York could be applied to her "grandmother's ingredients," the bounty grown by local farmers. Vivian's recipes are exquisitely assembled to bring out the best in the locally grown fresh ingredients. This is real "southern cooking," anyone can implement into their own lives. Six years in, Vivian has become a pillar in this small community, with the restaurant winning accolades across the country. As the series opens, she and her husband Ben are juggling the business and raising twins, when a devastating kitchen fire destroys the restaurant overnight. What happens next is a true testament to Southern grit.

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A Chef's Life

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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