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In the fifth season of this award-winning series, Vivian hits the road in a food truck to support her first cookbook, a 500-page “culinary love letter.” While on the road, she discovers Jefferson’s small-batch whiskey in the heart of Bourbon County, fishes for trout at a farm in the North Carolina mountains and prepares peppers at a clandestine gathering for chefs in the Virginia hills.

Upcoming Episodes

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  • A CHEF’S LIFE: Two-mato

    Follow Vivian as she searches for tomatoes to serve at the restaurant’s 10th birthday party.

    Airdate: 12/16/2017

    Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    ACFL: 501

    OB: 10/7/2017

  • A CHEF’S LIFE: Shake, Rattle, and Pole (Beans)

    Learn why Vivian struggles to scrounge up enough green beans to add to the restaurant menu.

    Airdate: 12/23/2017

    Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    ACFL: 502

    OB: 10/14/2017

  • A CHEF’S LIFE: Prolific Peppers

    Watch Vivian prep peppers, then get a lesson in stuffing peppers and delegating authority.

    Airdate: 12/30/2017

    Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    ACFL: 503

    OB: 10/21/2017

  • A CHEF’S LIFE: A Food Truck and a Pear Tree

    Follow the crew on a practice run with the food truck, serving up a dish with pear relish.

    Airdate: 1/6/2018

    Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    ACFL: 504

    OB: 10/28/2017

  • A CHEF’S LIFE: WANTED: Broccoli

    Follow Vivian to NYC for her book launch; later, see what leads her on a hunt for broccoli.

    Airdate: 1/13/2018

    Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    ACFL: 505

    OB: 11/4/2017

  • A CHEF’S LIFE: Bourbon Country

    Learn how Frank and Jesse James fit into Kentucky’s boozy biography.

    Airdate: 1/20/2018

    Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    ACFL: 506

    OB: 11/11/2017

  • A CHEF’S LIFE: Persimmon Style

    Investigate different varieties when Vivian takes the twins to pick persimmons.

    Airdate: 1/27/2018

    Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    ACFL: 507

    OB: 11/18/2017

  • A CHEF’S LIFE: Chasing Trout

    Watch Vivian prepare a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner, where trout — from roe to filet — shines.

    Airdate: 2/3/2018

    Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    ACFL: 508

    OB: 11/25/2017

  • A CHEF’S LIFE: Liver Lover

    See why the addition of a fancy liver dish to the restaurant’s menu proves controversial.

    Airdate: 2/10/2018

    Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    ACFL: 509

    OB: 12/2/2017

  • A CHEF’S LIFE: King Cornbread

    Watch a cornbread cook-off that showcases Mrs. Scarlett and Ms. Lillie’s different traditions.

    Airdate: 2/17/2018

    Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    ACFL: 510

    OB: 12/9/2017

  • A CHEF’S LIFE: Stop, Squash and Roll

    See why Vivian seeks advice from her mother and sister while savoring squash and onions.

    Airdate: 2/24/2018

    Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    ACFL: 301

    OB: 9/1/2015

Press Materials

  • Fourth Helping of Award-winning Series Finds Vivian Howard Living a Dream

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  • Vivian Howard bio


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