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A Chef's Life

Season 1, Ep. 10: Sweet Potato

Video duration: 24:40Video has closed captioning.

Vivian introduces us to Rob and Amy Hill, proprietors of one of the largest sweet potato farms in the country and two of the restaurant’s best customers. Vivian and her mom, Scarlett, make her grandmother’s candied yams and Vivian later re-imagines these for the restaurant with texture, sorghum and pecans.

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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

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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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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.

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

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