Season 1

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A Chef's Life

Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea

Chef Vivian and her husband leave NYC to open a restaurant in her North Carolina hometown.

Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea

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A Chef's Life

Strawberry Stay at Home

Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the Southern harbinger of Spring.

Strawberry Stay at Home

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A Chef's Life

Pimp My Grits

The restaurant gears up for a practice service — but nothing is going as planned.

Pimp My Grits

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A Chef's Life

Cracklin' Kitchen

Vivian launches the restaurant’s new “whole animal, no waste” program with two pigs.

Cracklin' Kitchen

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A Chef's Life

You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey

Vivian preps for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon with the ultimate tomato sandwich.

You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey

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A Chef's Life

Oysters

Vivian goes to Cedar Island to explore the new culture of farm-raised oysters.

Oysters

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A Chef's Life

Muscadine Time

Ben, Vivian and the twins pick muscadine grapes at a small local vineyard.

Muscadine Time

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A Chef's Life

Amber Waves of Grain

Vivian travels to meet with Glenn Roberts to learn about Carolina Heirloom Rice.

Amber Waves of Grain

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A Chef's Life

Peanuts

Vivian visits neighbor Marty Harper’s peanut farm just before and during harvest.

Peanuts

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A Chef's Life

Sweet Potato

Vivian visits one of the largest sweet potato farms in the country.

Sweet Potato

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A Chef's Life

Collard Green Queen

Vivian gets a lesson in a 100-year-old tradition of making collard kraut.

Collard Green Queen

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A Chef's Life

The Buttermilk Belt

Vivian and Ben go to Maple View Dairy to pick up buttermilk for the restaurant.

The Buttermilk Belt

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A Chef's Life

Have Yourself Some Moonshine

Vivian visits Broad Slab Distillery, and talks about the art and soul of white lightning.

Have Yourself Some Moonshine

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