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A Chef's Life

The Holiday Special

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.

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King Cornbread

Vivian films a segment for a morning TV show where cornbread takes center stage.
Season 5 Episode 10
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Liver Lover

Vivian visits one of her favorite farmers and a restaurant known for its fried livers.
Season 5 Episode 9
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Chasing Trout

Vivian plans a respite from the road during the holidays, but finds herself busy at home.
Season 5 Episode 8
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Persimmon Style

Vivian takes the twins to pick persimmons and learn about the fruit's different varieties.
Season 5 Episode 7
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Bourbon Country

Dinner at Maker’s Mark in Vivian’s honor turns into an American history lesson.
Season 5 Episode 6
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WANTED: Broccoli

Vivian heads to NYC where her book launch means a full itinerary.
Season 5 Episode 5
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A Food Truck and a Pear Tree

The arrival of Vivian's cookbook sparks a well of emotions.
Season 5 Episode 4
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Prolific Peppers

Vivian preps peppers for Lambstock, a party where chefs, food, and music converge.
Season 5 Episode 3
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Shake, Rattle and Pole (Beans)

With Summer heat high and rain levels low, Vivian struggles to find enough green beans.
Season 5 Episode 2
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Two-Mato

Vivian’s plate is full of everything. Except tomatoes.
Season 5 Episode 1
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