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A Chef's Life

The Holiday Special

Video duration: 55:40Video has closed captioning.

Join Chef Vivian Howard for a taste of the holidays as she serves up the best of her Southern cooking heritage and the Chanukah traditions her husband Ben grew up with. From a simple corned ham to an upscale oyster dressing, from humble Hoppin’ John to an elegant red velvet cake, sample one of the most charming and delicious holiday celebrations of the season.

Episodes of A Chef's Life52

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A Chef's Life

Season 4, Episode 10: Mayo -- The Mother Sauce

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

24:40

Season 4, Episode 10: Mayo -- The Mother Sauce

24:40

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A Chef's Life

Season 4, Episode 9: Heavenly Hocks

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

24:40

Season 4, Episode 9: Heavenly Hocks

24:40

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A Chef's Life

Season 4, Episode 8: All Sunchoked Up

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

24:40

Season 4, Episode 8: All Sunchoked Up

24:40

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A Chef's Life

Season 4, Episode 7: More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish

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

24:40

Season 4, Episode 7: 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

Cabbage

Vivian visits the famous Skylight Inn to talk cabbage and see how they make coleslaw.

6:07

Cabbage

6:07

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A Chef's Life

Peas

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

4:21

Peas

4:21

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A Chef's Life

Watermelon

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

2:31

Watermelon

2:31

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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.

3:22

Spring Onions

3:22

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A Chef's Life

How to Steam

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

1:01

How to Steam

1:01

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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.

1:00

How to Sweat

1:00

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A Chef's Life

How to Sauté

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

1:02

How to Sauté

1:02

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A Chef's Life

How to Sear

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

0:59

How to Sear

0:59

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Previews of A Chef's Life36

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

A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 4, Episode 10: Mayo -- The Mother Sauce

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

0:30

Preview: Season 4, Episode 10: Mayo -- The Mother Sauce

0:30

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

A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 4, Episode 9: Heavenly Hocks

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

0:30

Preview: Season 4, Episode 9: Heavenly Hocks

0:30

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A Chef's Life

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

Preview: Season 4, Episode 8: All Sunchoked Up

0:30

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A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 4, Episode 7: More Than One Way to Skin a Ca

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

0:30

Preview: Season 4, Episode 7: More Than One Way to Skin a Ca

0:30

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