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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: 5/26/2018

    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: 6/2/2018

    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: 6/9/2018

    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: 6/16/2018

    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: 6/23/2018

    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: 6/30/2018

    Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

    ACFL: 506

    OB: 11/11/2017

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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