chef′s life
Cracklin′ Kitchen

Tue, Jan 8 8:30 A.M. NH EXPLORE      

Vivian goes about christening the restaurant's new "whole animal, no waste" program with two little pigs from Warren Brothers' farm. She uses everything - including the skin - and, on her father's recommendation, demonstrates how to make sweet potatoes with cracklins.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 104

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Tue, Jan 8 8:30 A.M. cracklin' kitchen     NH EXPLORE

About Chef's Life:

A Chef's Life is a new food/reality series featuring Chef Vivian Howard.

Vivian was making a name for herself in New York City, when her father, a hog farmer, offered to get her started in her own restaurant.

The catch? It would be located in her home town, a place she swore she would never return --- the Deep South.

The series plunges audiences into the kitchen of the restaurant Chef and The Farmer, a highbrow restaurant located in Kinston, NC, one of the most impoverished communities in the U.S.

When Vivian arrives home, she begs local farmers to grow fennel, lemongrass and Jerusalem artichokes --- none of which are native to the region.

Soon, she realizes that the cooking techniques she learned in New York could be applied to her "grandmother's ingredients," the bounty grown by local farmers.

Vivian's recipes are exquisitely assembled to bring out the best in the locally grown fresh ingredients.

This is real "southern cooking," anyone can implement into their own lives.

Six years in, Vivian has become a pillar in this small community, with the restaurant winning accolades across the country.

As the series opens, she and her husband Ben are juggling the business and raising twins, when a devastating kitchen fire destroys the restaurant overnight.

What happens next is a true testament to Southern grit.


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Fri, Dec 14 8:30 A.M. More Than One Way to Skin A Catfish     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Dec 16 12:30 A.M. All Sunchoked Up     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Dec 16 8:30 A.M. Eggs A Dozen Ways     NH CREATE
Mon, Dec 17 8:30 A.M. All Sunchoked Up     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Dec 18 8:30 A.M. Heavenly Hocks     NH EXPLORE
Wed, Dec 19 8:30 A.M. Eggs Two Dozen Ways     NH CREATE
Wed, Dec 19 8:30 A.M. Mayo - The Mother Sauce     NH EXPLORE
Wed, Dec 19 2:30 P.M. Eggs Two Dozen Ways     NH CREATE
Thu, Dec 20 8:30 A.M. Two-Mato     NH EXPLORE
Fri, Dec 21 8:30 A.M. Shake, Rattle, and Pole (Beans)     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Dec 23 12:30 A.M. Heavenly Hocks     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Dec 23 8:30 A.M. Stop, Squash and Roll     NH CREATE
Mon, Dec 24 8:30 A.M. Prolific Peppers     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Dec 25 8:30 A.M. A Food Truck and a Pear Tree     NH EXPLORE


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