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Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea
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A Chef's Life

Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea

Chef Vivian Howard and her husband Ben leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of “putting up” corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life.

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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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