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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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24:33
A Chef's Life

King Cornbread

Vivian films a segment for a morning TV show where cornbread takes center stage.
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24:34
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Liver Lover

Vivian visits one of her favorite farmers and a restaurant known for its fried livers.
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24:33
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Chasing Trout

Vivian plans a respite from the road during the holidays, but finds herself busy at home.
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24:32
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Persimmon Style

Vivian takes the twins to pick persimmons and learn about the fruit's different varieties.
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24:33
A Chef's Life

Bourbon Country

Dinner at Maker’s Mark in Vivian’s honor turns into an American history lesson.
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24:33
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WANTED: Broccoli

Vivian heads to NYC where her book launch means a full itinerary.
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24:33
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A Food Truck and a Pear Tree

The arrival of Vivian's cookbook sparks a well of emotions.
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24:33
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Prolific Peppers

Vivian preps peppers for Lambstock, a party where chefs, food, and music converge.
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24:33
A Chef's Life

Shake, Rattle and Pole (Beans)

With Summer heat high and rain levels low, Vivian struggles to find enough green beans.
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24:34
A Chef's Life

Two-Mato

Vivian’s plate is full of everything. Except tomatoes.
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25:24
Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

A Tour of Tacos al Pastor

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25:55
Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Chilaquiles, Classic & Comforting

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Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless

Chocolate & Churros, Breakfast of Champions

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Teaching Tortilla Soup