After a year recovering from a restaurant fire and re-opening Chef and the Farmer, Vivian and Ben open a burger/oyster bar called the Boiler Room. Vivian boils over with the stress of staffing adjustments, testing new menu concepts and the task of putting 500 pounds of blueberries to good use. She dons a hairnet and bubbles with excitement at the sight of her blueberry BBQ sauce hitting the assembly line. The staff of Chef and the Farmer finally lets off some steam with a growler cocktail and a blueberry BBQ water park extravaganza.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 201
|Tue, Jan 22||8:30 A.M.||blueberries and boiling over|
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.
|Fri, Jan 18||8:30 A.M.||The Buttermilk Belt|
|Sat, Jan 19||12:00 P.M.||Rabbit|
|Sun, Jan 20||12:30 A.M.||Prolific Peppers|
|Sun, Jan 20||8:30 A.M.||They Call 'em 'bagas|
|Mon, Jan 21||8:30 A.M.||Have Yourself Some Moonshine|
|Tue, Jan 22||8:30 A.M.||Blueberries and Boiling Over|
|Wed, Jan 23||8:30 A.M.||Shrimp Sells|
|Wed, Jan 23||8:30 A.M.||Gone Clamming, Part I|
|Wed, Jan 23||2:30 P.M.||Gone Clamming, Part I|
|Thu, Jan 24||8:30 A.M.||R-E-S-P-E-C-T The Butterbean|
|Fri, Jan 25||8:30 A.M.||Don't Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 1|
|Sun, Jan 27||12:30 A.M.||A Food Truck and a Pear Tree|
|Sun, Jan 27||8:30 A.M.||Gone Clamming, Part II|
|Mon, Jan 28||8:30 A.M.||Don't Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 2|
|Tue, Jan 29||8:30 A.M.||Apples|
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