chef's life
A Food Truck and a Pear Tree

Sun, Nov 29 12:30 A.M. NH EXPLORE      

Vivian's cookbook delivery sparks emotions as the reality of wheeling a food truck around the country sets in. The crew does a practice run at the farmer's market, serving up a dish with pear relish that pleases most--but not Ms. Lillie.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 45 seconds

Episode Number: 504

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Sun, Nov 29 12:30 A.M. A Food Truck and a Pear Tree     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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Future Broadcast times for "Chef's Life": (show all)

Thu, Nov 26 8:30 A.M. R-E-S-P-E-C-T The Butterbean     NH EXPLORE
Fri, Nov 27 8:30 A.M. Don't Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 1     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Nov 29 12:30 A.M. A Food Truck and a Pear Tree     NH EXPLORE
Mon, Nov 30 8:30 A.M. Don't Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 2     NH EXPLORE
Tue, Dec 1 8:30 A.M. Apples     NH EXPLORE
Wed, Dec 2 8:30 A.M. The Fish Episode, Y'all     NH EXPLORE
Thu, Dec 3 8:30 A.M. Obviously, It's Pecans     NH EXPLORE
Fri, Dec 4 8:30 A.M. Turnips - The Roots     NH EXPLORE


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