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A Chef's Life
S4 Ep4: Cabbage
Vivian visits the famous Skylight Inn to talk cabbage and see how they make coleslaw.
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S4 Ep3: Peas
Vivian explores the origins of dried peas and their place in Southern food culture.
S4 Ep2: Watermelon
Watermelon isn't typically an ingredient to cook with, but it works with creams and fats.
S4 Ep1: Spring Onions
Vivian loves spring onions and shows how she plans to use them in an upcoming event.
S4: How to Blanch and Shock
Learn why this simple technique is a great preliminary step for many vegetables.
S4: How to Braise
Braising has become an increasingly popular way to cook meat. Learn the keys to success.
S4: How to Broil
Broiling was big in the 80s. See why Vivian Howard thinks we should bring it back.
S4: How to Caramelize
Caramelization pulls the sugar out of an ingredient and browning them.
S4: How to Deep Fry
Don't be afraid to deep fry at home. You can do it!
S4: How to Deglaze
Deglazing sounds fancy, but its actually an easy way to build flavor at home.
S4: How to Grill
You can grill almost anything, even inside. Learn how to grill the right way.
S4: How to Pan Fry
Pan frying exists between sautéing and deep frying. Get tips to do it correctly.
S4: How to Poach
Poaching is a commonly heard technique, but not one that many people try. Learn how.
S4: How to Purée
Puréed foods are smooth and add a richness to a dish. Learn how to get them just right.
S4: How to Quick Pickle
You can pickle at home without any mason jars. Its easy!
S4: How to Roast
When you roast, you cook in the dry heat of an oven. Find out what else you need to know.
S4: How to Sauté
Chef VIvian Howard shows how to properly sauté, a technique many people misuse.
S4: How to Sear
Searing, or browning meat, is an important step in properly cooking flavorful meat.
S4: How to Steam
Vivian demonstrates the keys to properly steam food like a professional chef.
S4: How to Steep
Steeping isn't just for tea. Learn how to add this technique into your cooking repertoire.
S4: How to Stew
Stewing is a technique that is often confused. Learn how to make a proper stew.
S4: How to Supreme
Learn why supreming citrus is Chef Vivian Howard's zen technique.
S4: How to Sweat
Learn how to sweat vegetables and why its the foundation for so many recipes.
S4: How to Temper
Temporing involves adding hot liquid to eggs without scrambling them.
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