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A Chef's Life

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A Chef's Life

Spring Onions

Vivian loves spring onions and shows how she plans to use them in an upcoming event.

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Spring Onions

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A Chef's Life

How to Steam

Vivian demonstrates the keys to properly steam food like a professional chef.

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How to Steam

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A Chef's Life

How to Sweat

Learn how to sweat vegetables and why its the foundation for so many recipes.

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How to Sweat

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A Chef's Life

How to Sauté

Chef VIvian Howard shows how to properly sauté, a technique many people misuse.

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How to Sauté

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A Chef's Life

How to Sear

Searing, or browning meat, is an important step in properly cooking flavorful meat.

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How to Sear

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A Chef's Life

How to Supreme

Learn why supreming citrus is Chef Vivian Howard's zen technique.

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How to Supreme

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A Chef's Life

How to Stew

Stewing is a technique that is often confused. Learn how to make a proper stew.

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How to Stew

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A Chef's Life

How to Poach

Poaching is a commonly heard technique, but not one that many people try. Learn how.

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How to Poach

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A Chef's Life

How to Broil

Broiling was big in the 80s. See why Vivian Howard thinks we should bring it back.

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How to Broil

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A Chef's Life

How to Braise

Braising has become an increasingly popular way to cook meat. Learn the keys to success.

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How to Braise

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A Chef's Life

How to Grill

You can grill almost anything, even inside. Learn how to grill the right way.

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How to Grill

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A Chef's Life

How to Roast

When you roast, you cook in the dry heat of an oven. Find out what else you need to know.

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How to Roast

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A Chef's Life

How to Deglaze

Deglazing sounds fancy, but its actually an easy way to build flavor at home.

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How to Deglaze

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A Chef's Life

How to Caramelize

Caramelization pulls the sugar out of an ingredient and browning them.

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How to Caramelize

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A Chef's Life

How to Deep Fry

Don't be afraid to deep fry at home. You can do it!

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How to Deep Fry

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A Chef's Life

How to Pan Fry

Pan frying exists between sautéing and deep frying. Get tips to do it correctly.

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How to Pan Fry

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A Chef's Life

How to Temper

Temporing involves adding hot liquid to eggs without scrambling them.

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How to Temper

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A Chef's Life

How to Blanch and Shock

Learn why this simple technique is a great preliminary step for many vegetables.

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How to Blanch and Shock

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A Chef's Life

How to Quick Pickle

You can pickle at home without any mason jars. Its easy!

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How to Quick Pickle

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A Chef's Life

How to Purée

Puréed foods are smooth and add a richness to a dish. Learn how to get them just right.

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How to Purée

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A Chef's Life

How to Steep

Steeping isn't just for tea. Learn how to add this technique into your cooking repertoire.

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How to Steep

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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.

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Hamburger Steak with Red Pea and Onion Gravy

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A Chef's Life

Waffle House Smackdown

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

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Waffle House Smackdown

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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.

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Frank Lee's Clam Hash

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