Extras

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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.

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

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A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 4, Episode 9: Heavenly Hocks

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

Preview: Season 4, Episode 9: Heavenly Hocks

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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.

Preview: Season 4, Episode 8: All Sunchoked Up

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A Chef's Life

More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish

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

More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish

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A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 4, Episode 6: Rabbit

Vivian’s rabbit demo at the Carolina Meat Conference is met with a rabble of protesters.

Preview: Season 4, Episode 6: Rabbit

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A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 4, Episode 5: Cabbage’s Last Stand

Vivian heads on an adventure to Feast Portland.

Preview: Season 4, Episode 5: Cabbage’s Last Stand

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A Chef's Life

Cabbage

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

Cabbage

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A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 4, Episode 4: Stand By Your Cabbage

Vivian’s summer picks up with a 14-day photoshoot as she preps for a trip to Portland.

Preview: Season 4, Episode 4: Stand By Your Cabbage

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A Chef's Life

Peas

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

Peas

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A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 4, Episode 3: Peas, Please

Vivian reckons with handing over the restaurant reins to John and Justise.

Preview: Season 4, Episode 3: Peas, Please

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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.

Watermelon

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A Chef's Life

Preview: Season 4, Episode 2: My Watermelon Baby

After being away from the restaurant all summer, Vivian returns to an unfamiliar staff.

Preview: Season 4, Episode 2: My Watermelon Baby

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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.

Spring Onions

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A Chef's Life

Preview: Onions and Avetts

Spring onions kick off the season in high gear as Vivian takes a break from her cookbook.

Preview: Onions and Avetts

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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.

Preview: Season 4

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A Chef's Life

How to Temper

Temporing involves adding hot liquid to eggs without scrambling them.

How to Temper

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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.

How to Sweat

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A Chef's Life

How to Supreme

Learn why supreming citrus is Chef Vivian Howard's zen technique.

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.

How to Stew

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A Chef's Life

How to Steep

Steeping isn't just for tea. Learn how to add this technique into your cooking repertoire.

How to Steep

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A Chef's Life

How to Steam

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

How to Steam

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A Chef's Life

How to Sear

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

How to Sear

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A Chef's Life

How to Sauté

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

How to Sauté

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A Chef's Life

How to Roast

When you roast, you cook in the dry heat of an oven. Find out what else you need to know.

How to Roast

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