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A Chef's Life

Description

Chef Vivian Howard explores farm-fresh cooking, family and community in North Carolina's low country in this half-hour series from South Carolina ETV. Each episode follows Vivian into cornfields, strawberry patches and hog farms as she searches for ingredients for her seasonal menus at her restaurant, Chef & the Farmer, in Kinston, N.C. As the series opens, Vivian and her husband, Ben Knight, find themselves juggling the new restaurant as they raise their twins and build a new home.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Mayo -- The Mother Sauce

    A blind taste test of mayonnaise; strange events affect Vivian's long-held vacation plans. (30 minutes)

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  • Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea

    Chef Vivian Howard and her husband, Ben, open a restaurant in North Carolina; smoked corn relish; a setback threatens the business. (30 minutes)

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  • Strawberry Stay at Home

    Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant; picking strawberries; coconut cornbread shortcake with basil whipped cream. (30 minutes)

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  • Pimp My Grits

    The restaurant prepares for a practice service; using grits four different ways. (30 minutes)

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  • Cracklin' Kitchen

    Two pigs from Warren Brothers' farm; sweet potatoes with cracklings. (30 minutes)

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  • Tomatoes ... You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey

    Ultimate tomato sandwich. (30 minutes)

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  • Two-mato

    Vivian Howard searches for ripe tomatoes to serve at the restaurant's 10th birthday celebration; preparing an old school tomato dish. (30 minutes)

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  • The World Is Your Oyster

    Oyster farm; plans for an oyster bar; oyster roast. (30 minutes)

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  • Muscadine Time

    Picking muscadine grapes at a local vineyard; homemade wine; pizza with mulled muscadines. (30 minutes)

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  • A Road Trip for Rice

    Heirloom rice; efforts to save heirloom grains; rice dinner at the restaurant; chicken and rice. (30 minutes)

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  • A Peanut Pastime

    Peanut farm; Pepsi-glazed pork belly with country ham-braised peanuts; boiled peanuts. (30 minutes)

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