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A Chef's Life

S1 Ep5: You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey

Video duration: 24:40Video has closed captioning.

Vivian preps for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon. Food enthusiasts from around the country are coming to study BBQ & Vivian plans to serve them the ultimate tomato sandwich. She weighs the risk of serving something so simple to this discerning crowd, but in her gut she believes it will be the highlight of their trip.

Episodes of A Chef's Life51

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A Chef's Life

S4 Ep10: Mayo -- The Mother Sauce

As a new chef takes the reins, Vivian's diminishing role at the restaurant becomes clear.

24:40

S4 Ep10: Mayo -- The Mother Sauce

24:40

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A Chef's Life

S4 Ep9: Heavenly Hocks

A view behind-the-scenes reveals the hot and cold of curing ham.

24:40

S4 Ep9: Heavenly Hocks

24:40

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A Chef's Life

S4 Ep8: All Sunchoked Up

Flo and Theo’s pre-school visits the restaurant for a meal focusing on table manners.

24:40

S4 Ep8: All Sunchoked Up

24:40

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A Chef's Life

S4 Ep7: More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish

Vivian gains an enlightened perspective on the farm-raised catfish industry.

24:40

S4 Ep7: More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish

24:40

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Clips of A Chef's Life58

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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.

6:07

S4 Ep4: Cabbage

6:07

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A Chef's Life

S4 Ep3: Peas

Vivian explores the origins of dried peas and their place in Southern food culture.

4:21

S4 Ep3: Peas

4:21

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A Chef's Life

S4 Ep2: Watermelon

Watermelon isn't typically an ingredient to cook with, but it works with creams and fats.

2:31

S4 Ep2: Watermelon

2:31

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A Chef's Life

S4 Ep1: Spring Onions

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

3:22

S4 Ep1: Spring Onions

3:22

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A Chef's Life

S4: How to Blanch and Shock

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

1:01

S4: How to Blanch and Shock

1:01

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A Chef's Life

S4: How to Braise

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

1:00

S4: How to Braise

1:00

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A Chef's Life

S4: How to Broil

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

1:01

S4: How to Broil

1:01

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A Chef's Life

S4: How to Caramelize

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

1:02

S4: How to Caramelize

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Previews of A Chef's Life36

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life S4 Ep10: Preview: Season 4, Episode 10: Mayo -- The Mother S

A Chef's Life

S4 Ep10: Preview: Season 4, Episode 10: Mayo -- The Mother S

Vivian holds a mayo blind taste test and a surprise brand takes top prize.

0:30

S4 Ep10: Preview: Season 4, Episode 10: Mayo -- The Mother S

0:30

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life S4 Ep9: Preview: Season 4, Episode 9: Heavenly Hocks

A Chef's Life

S4 Ep9: Preview: Season 4, Episode 9: Heavenly Hocks

A view behind-the-scenes reveals the hot and cold of curing ham.

0:30

S4 Ep9: Preview: Season 4, Episode 9: Heavenly Hocks

0:30

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life S4 Ep8: Preview: Season 4, Episode 8: All Sunchoked Up

A Chef's Life

S4 Ep8: Preview: Season 4, Episode 8: All Sunchoked Up

Flo and Theo’s school class visits the restaurant for a meal where manners are the focus.

0:30

S4 Ep8: Preview: Season 4, Episode 8: All Sunchoked Up

0:30

Video thumbnail: A Chef's Life S4 Ep7: More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish

A Chef's Life

S4 Ep7: More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish

An experience with farm-raised catfish offers Vivian a new perspective on the industry.

0:30

S4 Ep7: More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish

0:30

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