Chef's Life

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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.

Cracklin' Kitchen
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Muscadine Time
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT
  • Saturday, December 23, 2017 2:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm CT
  • Sunday, December 24, 2017 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

A Road Trip for Rice
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

A Peanut Pastime
  • Friday, December 22, 2017 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Saturday, December 23, 2017 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Love Me Some Candied Yams!
  • Monday, December 25, 2017 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017 2:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm CT
  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Collard Green Queen
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Thursday, December 28, 2017 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

The Buttermilk Belt
  • Friday, December 29, 2017 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Have Yourself Some Moonshine
  • Monday, January 1, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT
  • Saturday, January 6, 2018 2:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm CT
  • Sunday, January 7, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Blueberries and Boiling over
  • Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Thursday, January 4, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Shrimp Sells
  • Friday, January 5, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Saturday, January 6, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

A Food Truck and a Pear Tree
  • Sunday, January 7, 2018 12:30 am ET / Saturday, January 6, 2018 11:30 pm CT

R-e-s-p-e-c-t the Butterbean
  • Monday, January 8, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm CT
  • Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Don't Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 1
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Don't Tom Thumb Your Nose at Me! Part 2
  • Friday, January 12, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Apples
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 2:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm CT
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

The Fish Episode, Y'all
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Obviously, It's Pecans
  • Friday, January 19, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Bourbon Country
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 12:30 am ET / Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:30 pm CT

Turnips - the Roots
  • Monday, January 22, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 2:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm CT
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Turnips - the Greens
  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Chicken Lickin
  • Friday, January 26, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Persimmon Style
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 12:30 am ET / Saturday, January 27, 2018 11:30 pm CT

Ramp-ing Up to Spring
  • Monday, January 29, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT
  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018 3:00 am ET / 2:00 am CT

Eggs a Dozen Ways
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:00 pm ET / 8:00 pm CT