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A Chef's Life

Season 1, Ep. 1: Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea

Video duration: 24:40Video has closed captioning.

Chef Vivian Howard and her husband Ben leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of “putting up” corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life.

Episodes of A Chef's Life41

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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.

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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.

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Season 3, Ep. 12: What’s Your Beef?

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Clips of A Chef's Life54

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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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Previews of A Chef's Life26

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A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 4

Join Vivian on a culinary journey that stretches from Kinston to Portland to New York.

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Preview: Season 4

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A Chef's Life

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

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

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

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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?

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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

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