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The Buttermilk Belt (Episode #112H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Vivian and Ben go to Maple View Dairy to pick up product for the restaurant. They talk buttermilk with the dairy's manager, and the noise Ben makes while savoring his cup of the thick liquid annoys his wife. The couple attempts to shoot the twins' Christmas card picture in the family's swimming-pool-turned-turnip patch, while Vivian's nieces and nephews desperately try to make buttermilk with their great-grandmother's butter churn.

Onions and Avetts (Episode #401H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

Spring onions kick off the season as Vivian takes a break from penning her first cookbook to prepare dinner for beginner farmers. Though the Avett Brothers make an appearance, the underdog spring onion steals the show, playing both star and support.

One Potato, New Potato (Episode #313H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Join Vivian to judge the Southern Sides competition at the BBQ Festival, and see her version of the BBQ plate, featuring a crispy potato salad. When the Avett Brothers stop by the restaurant, the entire staff serves up a side of girly giddiness.

Onions and Avetts (Episode #401H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 9:30 PM

Spring onions kick off the season as Vivian takes a break from penning her first cookbook to prepare dinner for beginner farmers. Though the Avett Brothers make an appearance, the underdog spring onion steals the show, playing both star and support.

One Potato, New Potato (Episode #313H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 17, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Join Vivian to judge the Southern Sides competition at the BBQ Festival, and see her version of the BBQ plate, featuring a crispy potato salad. When the Avett Brothers stop by the restaurant, the entire staff serves up a side of girly giddiness.

What's Your Beef? (Episode #312H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

Find out how Vivian's whole-cow program, after some initial hiccups, finds its groove. Mrs. Scarlett makes a classic cubed steak, inciting an epic tantrum from Flo. Vivian heads to New York to meet her new editor as work on her cookbook continues.

Gone Clamming, Part II (Episode #311H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Continue the visit to Charleston, especially the popular Waffle House Smackdown. Frank Lee, "Mayor of Charleston," invites Vivian to his home and schools her in the proper way to open a clam and reveals the secret to his aunt's decadent clam hash.

What's Your Beef? (Episode #312H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 9:30 PM

Find out how Vivian's whole-cow program, after some initial hiccups, finds its groove. Mrs. Scarlett makes a classic cubed steak, inciting an epic tantrum from Flo. Vivian heads to New York to meet her new editor as work on her cookbook continues.

Gone Clamming, Part II (Episode #311H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 10, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Continue the visit to Charleston, especially the popular Waffle House Smackdown. Frank Lee, "Mayor of Charleston," invites Vivian to his home and schools her in the proper way to open a clam and reveals the secret to his aunt's decadent clam hash.

Gone Clamming, Part I (Episode #310H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

Travel with Vivian to Charleston's Wine and Food Festival, the South's premiere gathering of world-class chefs and food folk. A clamming trip with low-country legend "Clammer Dave" adds a bit of adventure.

They Call 'em 'bagas (Episode #309H)

KQED Life: Tue, Apr 4, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Lillie shows Vivian three ways to bring out the bitter and the sweet in rutabagas. Vivian showers her team with gifts as they prepare a holiday menu. A hectic New Year's Eve at the restaurant ends in a toast and a smile, despite brewing tension.

Gone Clamming, Part I (Episode #310H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 9:30 PM

Travel with Vivian to Charleston's Wine and Food Festival, the South's premiere gathering of world-class chefs and food folk. A clamming trip with low-country legend "Clammer Dave" adds a bit of adventure.

They Call 'em 'bagas (Episode #309H)

KQED Life: Mon, Apr 3, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Lillie shows Vivian three ways to bring out the bitter and the sweet in rutabagas. Vivian showers her team with gifts as they prepare a holiday menu. A hectic New Year's Eve at the restaurant ends in a toast and a smile, despite brewing tension.

Collard Green Queen (Episode #111H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Vivian spends the morning with her neighbors, the Mills brothers, participating in their 100-year-old all-male family tradition of making collard kraut. Vivian visits Warren at Brother's farm to talk about the Eastern Carolina ingredient with a cult following, the cabbage collard. Vivian prepares for an event called Terra Vita, where she will serve three courses to 100 people and make collards the star they deserve to be.

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