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A Chef’s Life: Season 1

A Chef’s Life is a new half-hour character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina.

Watch full episodes of “A Chef’s Life” online, and be sure to check your local listings to see when the show will be airing in your area.

A Chef’s Life - Episode 1: Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea

Episode 1: Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea

Chef Vivian and her husband leave NYC to open a restaurant in her North Carolina hometown. Continue

A Chef’s Life - Episode 2: Strawberry Stay at Home

Episode 2: Strawberry Stay at Home

Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the Southern harbinger of Spring. Continue

A Chef’s Life - Episode 3: Pimp My Grits

Episode 3: Pimp My Grits

The restaurant gears up for a practice service — but nothing is going as planned. Continue

A Chef’s Life - Episode 4: Cracklin' Kitchen

Episode 4: Cracklin’ Kitchen

Vivian launches the restaurant’s new “whole animal, no waste” program with two pigs. Continue

A Chef’s Life - Episode 5: Tomatoes... You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey

Episode 5: Tomatoes… You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey

Vivian preps for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon with the ultimate tomato sandwich. Continue

A Chef’s Life - Episode 6: The World is Your Oyster

Episode 6: The World is Your Oyster

Vivian goes to Cedar Island to explore the new culture of farm-raised oysters. Continue

A Chef’s Life - Episode 7: Muscadine Time

Episode 7: Muscadine Time

Ben, Vivian and the twins pick muscadine grapes at a small local vineyard. Continue

A Chef’s Life - Episode 8: A Road Trip for Rice

Episode 8: A Road Trip for Rice

Vivian travels to meet with Glenn Roberts to learn about Carolina Heirloom Rice. Continue

A Chef’s Life - Episode 9: A Peanut Pastime

Episode 9: A Peanut Pastime

Vivian visits neighbor Marty Harper’s peanut farm just before and during harvest. Continue

A Chef’s Life - Episode 10: Love Me Some Candied Yams

Episode 10: Love Me Some Candied Yams

Vivian visits one of the largest sweet potato farms in the country. Continue

A Chef’s Life - Episode 11: Collard Greed Queen

Episode 11: Collard Greed Queen

Vivian gets a lesson in a 100-year-old tradition of making collard kraut. Continue

A Chef’s Life - Episode 12: The Buttermilk Bet

Episode 12: The Buttermilk Bet

Vivian and Ben go to Maple View Dairy to pick up buttermilk for the restaurant. Continue

A Chef’s Life - Episode 13: Have Yourself Some Moonshine

Episode 13: Have Yourself Some Moonshine

Vivian visits Broad Slab Distillery, and talks about the art and soul of white lightning. Continue