Burgers. Oysters. Beer. Vivian and Ben are on the cusp of opening their new restaurant, the Boiler Room, and they're facing a new challenge: how to make a veggie burger stand out. Vivian chooses the beloved butterbean as the star of her new burger, but quickly learns that the bean is a straight up diva - the Aretha Franklin of the legume family - when it comes to growing conditions. After a wet spring, Warren's patch is abysmal, but with the help of onions and gouda, eggplant and garlic, Vivian's butterbean burger is the talk of opening night.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 203
|Thu, Apr 18||8:30 A.M.||r-e-s-p-e-c-t the butterbean|
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.
|Sat, Mar 23||10:30 A.M.||Chicken Lickin|
|Sat, Mar 23||10:30 P.M.||Chicken Lickin|
|Sun, Mar 24||12:30 A.M.||Pretty In Peach|
|Sun, Mar 24||8:30 A.M.||WANTED: Broccoli|
|Sun, Mar 24||4:30 P.M.||Chicken Lickin|
|Mon, Mar 25||8:30 A.M.||Chasing Trout|
|Tue, Mar 26||8:30 A.M.||Liver Lover|
|Wed, Mar 27||8:30 A.M.||King Cornbread|
|Wed, Mar 27||8:30 A.M.||Bourbon Country|
|Wed, Mar 27||2:30 P.M.||Bourbon Country|
|Thu, Mar 28||8:30 A.M.||Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea|
|Fri, Mar 29||8:30 A.M.||Strawberry Stay at Home|
|Sat, Mar 30||9:00 A.M.||Love Me Some Candied Yams!|
|Sat, Mar 30||11:30 A.M.||Collard Green Queen|
|Sat, Mar 30||12:00 P.M.||Two-Mato|
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