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"A Chef's Life" is a half-hour character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina.

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A Chef's Life

Mayo -- The Mother Sauce

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

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

Flo and Theo’s pre-school visits the restaurant for a meal focusing on table manners.
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More Than One Way to Skin a Catfish

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

Vivian’s rabbit demo at the Carolina Meat Conference is met with rowdy protesters.
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Cabbage’s Last Stand

Vivian romps around the city before firing up the BBQ cabbage at Feast Portland.
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Stand By Your Cabbage

Vivian’s summer itinerary picks up with a 14-day photo shoot.
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Peas, Please

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

After a summer away from the restaurant, Vivian returns to a staff of unfamiliar faces.
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Onions and Avetts

Spring onions kick off the season in high gear as Vivian takes a break from her cookbook.
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Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

A Tour of Tacos al Pastor

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Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Chilaquiles, Classic & Comforting

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Chocolate & Churros, Breakfast of Champions

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Teaching Tortilla Soup