A Chef's Life

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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.

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Episodes 41

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A Chef's Life

Season 3, Ep. 13: One Potato, New Potato

Vivian judges the Southern Sides competition at the annual BBQ Festival.

24:40

Season 3, Ep. 13: One Potato, New Potato

24:40

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A Chef's Life

Season 3, Ep. 12: What’s Your Beef?

After some initial hiccups, Vivian’s whole cow program finds its groove.

24:40

Season 3, Ep. 12: What’s Your Beef?

24:40

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A Chef's Life

Season 3, Ep. 11: Gone Clamming, Part II

Vivian’s plate runneth over as her tour of Charleston continues.

24:40

Season 3, Ep. 11: Gone Clamming, Part II

24:40

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A Chef's Life

Season 3, Ep. 10: Gone Clamming, Part I

Vivian heads to the Charleston’s Wine and Food Festival.

24:40

Season 3, Ep. 10: Gone Clamming, Part I

24:40

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Clips 34

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life Hamburger Steak with Red Pea  and Onion Gravy

A Chef's Life

Hamburger Steak with Red Pea and Onion Gravy

Vivian recreates the classic hamburger steak for the Chef and the Farmer.

2:45

Hamburger Steak with Red Pea and Onion Gravy

2:45

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life Waffle House Smackdown

A Chef's Life

Waffle House Smackdown

Go behind-the-scenes of this popular event with Vivian, who was a judge in 2015.

3:00

Waffle House Smackdown

3:00

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life Frank Lee's Clam Hash

A Chef's Life

Frank Lee's Clam Hash

Vivian learns a new way to open clams and gets an introduction to a Gullah favorite.

5:00

Frank Lee's Clam Hash

5:00

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life Stewed Rutabagas

A Chef's Life

Stewed Rutabagas

Vivian and Warren join Miss Lillie to for dinner featuring her stewed rutabagas.

4:04

Stewed Rutabagas

4:04

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life Sticky Honey Peanut Cake

A Chef's Life

Sticky Honey Peanut Cake

Vivian and Ben visit Scratch Bakery to sample their honey dessert cake.

1:19

Sticky Honey Peanut Cake

1:19

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life Beef and Cabbage Casserole

A Chef's Life

Beef and Cabbage Casserole

Vivian rediscovers her favorite church casserole dish from her childhood.

3:32

Beef and Cabbage Casserole

3:32

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life Pickled Beets

A Chef's Life

Pickled Beets

Vivian learns the secret behind the best pickled beets she's ever tasted.

Pickled Beets

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life Tempura Fried Okra with Ranch Ice Cream

A Chef's Life

Tempura Fried Okra with Ranch Ice Cream

Vivian attempts a dish that will turn okra haters into okra "orderers."

1:57

Tempura Fried Okra with Ranch Ice Cream

1:57

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Previews 25

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life Preview: Season 3, Ep. 13: One Potato, New Potato

A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 3, Ep. 13: One Potato, New Potato

Vivian judges the Southern Sides competition at the annual BBQ Festival.

0:30

Preview: Season 3, Ep. 13: One Potato, New Potato

0:30

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life Preview: Season 3, Ep. 12: What’s Your Beef?

A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 3, Ep. 12: What’s Your Beef?

After some initial hiccups, Vivian’s whole cow program finds its groove.

Preview: Season 3, Ep. 12: What’s Your Beef?

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life Preview: Season 3, Ep. 11: Gone Clamming, Part II

A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 3, Ep. 11: Gone Clamming, Part II

Vivian’s plate runneth over as her tour of Charleston continues.

0:30

Preview: Season 3, Ep. 11: Gone Clamming, Part II

0:30

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life Preview: Season 3, Ep. 10: Gone Clamming, Part I

A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 3, Ep. 10: Gone Clamming, Part I

Vivian heads to the Charleston’s Wine and Food Festival.

0:30

Preview: Season 3, Ep. 10: Gone Clamming, Part I

0:30

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